Etiquette Tip of the Week: The Package

Rudeness originates “from a
bad state of mind” in the person who is behaving rudely, according to Dr. P.M.
Forni of the Johns Hopkins Civility Initiative in his book, The Civility
Solution: What to Do When People are Rude
.  It might be stress, unhappiness
or lack of time.

While rudeness
often feels personal, it isn’t.

Says Dr. Forni,
“When we realize that the rudeness others send our way stems from their own
problems, it is much easier not to become deeply upset.  We just leave the
package of rudeness unopened, since it doesn’t belong to us.”


Culture and Manners Institute at http://www.cultureandmanners.com/

Foreign Service Medical/Health positions – US State Department

Click on a link below to view the vacancy, learn more about qualifications
and requirements, and to start the Gateway to State online application
process.

Please read the vacancy announcements
carefully for all qualifications and requirements.
Applicants
must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 21 and 59 and able to qualify for a
top secret security clearance. Applicants must also be willing to serve
worldwide.

American Public Health Association answers questions about Careers in Public Health

Are you thinking about a career in public health and want to know more about it?  Sign up for the e-newsletter from the APHA and get your questions answered.  This month they are answering the questions:

Advice for Undergrads: Majoring in Public Health–Where Can I Go from Here?
If I major in public health, can I skip the MPH?
Will I get work experience as an undergrad?
What kinds of jobs can I get with a BA or BS in Public Health?
How far can I advance with one of these degrees?
How can I learn more?

Store Management Training Program

This company is looking for aggressive individuals to train in our 17-week Store Management Training Program.  These individuals would eventually become Co-Managers in one of our retail stores in the Mid-Atlantic Division. During the training period, the trainee will concentrate his/her efforts on the functional and managerial aspects of operating one of our stores.  The learning time is self-paced, but the average completion time is 17-weeks.


You can find out more by logging into your RamsRecruiting account. Use our One-Click Searches for “New Opportunities Posted by VCU’s RamsRecruiting”. Then, if desired, you can Narrow Your Results feature on the left hand side of your search results.

Make sure that your resume has been approved before you apply for this position. You can do so by contacting your Career Consultant or by utilizing our walk-in hours:

· University Career Center Career Consultants by Major: http://www.students.vcu.edu/careers/meet_us/career_consultants.html

· Walk-in hours (Spring and Fall) are Tuesday through Thursday 11 am-1pm; SUBJECT TO CHANGE



Summer Academy fellowship

The Summer Academy fellowship combines a full-time placement in a partner organization with an integrated curriculum of leadership, policy development, and implementation.  Fellows participate in weekly policy trainings and a speaker series where they can interact with leading  thinkers and policy organizations.  Each Fellow will develop the skills necessary to craft, implement, and promote innovative, community-focus policy, culminating in a personalized policy paper. 

Interested - apply through RamsRecruiting today! 

You
can find out more by logging into your RamsRecruiting account. Use our One-Click
Searches
 for “New
Opportunities Posted by VCU’s RamsRecruiting
“. Then, if desired, you
can Narrow Your Results feature on the left hand side of your
search results.

Make
sure that your resume has been approved before you apply for this position. You
can do so by contacting your Career Consultant or by utilizing our walk-in
hours:

·University Career Center Career
Consultants by Major: http://www.students.vcu.edu/careers/meet_us/career_consultants.html

·Walk-in hours (Spring and Fall) are
Tuesday through Thursday from 11 am to 1 pm. 

Don’t have a RamsRecruiting account? 

It
is easy to get one! Stop by the Career Center in
the University Student Commons (across from the
Chick-Fil-A) and request an account or email us at mailto:careers@vcu.edu

Etiquette Tip of the Week: Meal and Deal Host Protocol

When you are the host of a
business meal, here are some quick reminders:

Offer your guest the best
seat: facing out into the dining room, with the best window view or away from
the line of traffic.
Your guest orders first. As
the host, you order second.
Pay attention to what your
guest orders and make sure the wait staff brings what the guest has
ordered.
Do not talk business until
after you place your order.
Keep pace with your guest, so
you do not finish too far ahead or too far behind.
The host ends the meeting
by asking for the check.

In some restaurants where table
turnover is rapid, wait staff will hover and do everything but push the eject
button or trap door to get you to leave.  In other restaurants, wait staff are
trained not to offer or bring a check until you ask for it.

EPA Research Position Opportunities

The Computational Toxicology Research Program at the Environmental Protection Agency has research project training positions available for recent graduates, undergraduate students and graduate students. We are looking for individuals with degrees in computer science, statistics, engineering, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy, biology, toxicology or a related field. 
http://orise.orau.gov/epa/description.aspx?JobId=2375 
http://orise.orau.gov/epa/description.aspx?JobId=2372 
http://orise.orau.gov/epa/description.aspx?JobId=2371 
EPA’s Computational Toxicology Research Program (CompTox) is part of the broader Chemical Safety for Sustainability Research Program. CompTox is researching ways to address several longstanding difficulties with managing the safety of chemicals, particularly in assessing chemicals for potential risk to human health and the environment. 
For example, there are over 80,000 chemicals in the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Inventory and only a small number have extensive toxicity testing information. Traditional chemical toxicity testing is expensive, time consuming and uses a significant number of animals. CompTox Research conducts innovative research that integrates advances in molecular biology, chemistry and computer science to more effectively and efficiently rank chemicals based on risk. The outcome from this research is rapid chemical screening data (ToxCast™)and other decision support tools that assess chemicals for potential risks to humans and the environment. 
More information at: epa.gov/comptox 

Etiquette Tip of the Week: Thank You for the Crummy Gift

Like or no, sending a thank
you note for a gift received — by mail, not the celebrated “e” kind — is a
must. So what do you say when you receive a gift you do not like?


“Thank you for your
thoughtfulness.”

Speaking of gifts you do
not like, it is time for the annual holiday rant.  Forget the Secret Santa this
year and just have a party with food. Secret Santas are where
everyone pulls a name of a co-worker from a hat and then buys (or re-gifts) that
person a secret “gag” gift.
Your employees and co-workers
have enough to do outside the workplace this month. Most people hate Secret
Santas. But everyone likes food.

Culture and Manners Institute at http://www.cultureandmanners.com/

White House Internship Program, Summer 2012 (Unpaid)

The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President and engage them in public service opportunities. We are currently accepting applications for the Summer 2012 program.  


Interested - apply through RamsRecruiting today! 

You
can find out more by logging into your RamsRecruiting account. Use our One-Click
Searches
 for “New
Opportunities Posted by VCU’s RamsRecruiting
“. Then, if desired, you
can Narrow Your Results feature on the left hand side of your
search results.

Make
sure that your resume has been approved before you apply for this position. You
can do so by contacting your Career Consultant or by utilizing our walk-in
hours:

·University Career Center Career
Consultants by Major: http://www.students.vcu.edu/careers/meet_us/career_consultants.html

·Walk-in hours (Spring and Fall) are
Tuesday through Thursday from 11 am to 1 pm. 

Don’t have a RamsRecruiting account? 

It
is easy to get one! Stop by the Career Center in
the University Student Commons (across from the
Chick-Fil-A) and request an account or email us at mailto:careers@vcu.edu