Student Success Story: Yamini Chadha

Name: Yamini Chadha
Major: Biochemistry
Graduation date: 05/21/2011
Company Name: Fareva(Richmond)
How has the Career Center helped you?:  The Career center equipped me with tools necessary for the initial job search,
and how one can narrow down on the sub category of work they are looking for. I
was fortunate enough to be guided by Miss. Sara Kohout on how to tweak the
resume and the cover letter according to a specific job posted online. She also
answered all of my questions regarding graduate schools, which will help me in
making the decision of what programme and school I would like to attend in the
near future. Miss. Sara also offered to take a look at my resumes and cover
letter’s several times before I submitted them online, in order to make sure
that I have addressed all of the job requirements on my resume and cover
letter.Career center went above and beyond my expectations, I highly recommend
anyone who is need of guidance to pay a visit to one of the counselor’s to help
you out with Job search, graduate programmes, research, internships and many
other things.

CBCF Congressional Internship Program

Established in 1986, the CBCF Congressional Internship Program answered the call to
help diversify our democracy by increasing the pool of talented public servants. This
intensive nine‐week summer program offers the opportunity for college students from
across the nation to learn about the legislative process, leadership and careers in the
policy making process. Interns work in CBC member offices, attend professional development
events, and participate in leadership development projects. The program
prepares young people to become informed decision makers and influential leaders
who shape our world.
Session: Summer 2012
Deadline: March 22, 2012
Program Dates: May 27–July 28, 2012

• Interns will receive a $3,000 stipend
• Housing at a local university
• Interns may be eligible to receive academic
credit at their college or university for participating
in the program
• U.S. citizen or permit to work in the U.S.
• Currently or recently enrolled in college fulltime
when applying for program
• Demonstrated interest in public service, governance,
and policy-making process
For more information and to apply online please visit

Updated deadlines and timelines for June 2-9, 2012 FSOT testing window/Oral assessments Updated deadlines and timelines for June 2

We are pleased to inform
you that updated timelines and deadlines for 

the June 2-9, 2012 Foreign
Service Officer Test testing window are now

 available on the website.

Visit the Officer
Selection Process page 

( more information, 

or go directly to updated deadlines for the FSOT and timelines for 

upcoming Oral Assessments.  Please note that the list of overseas

offering the test will be available on or around April 23,

VCU GEO is hiring interns for two summer programs!

The Iraqi Young Leadership Exchange Program (IYLEP) brings twenty-five Iraqi students to VCU over the summer to study social media and leadership skills. For this internship, The Global Education Office, is seeking recent graduates or graduate students.
The Study of the U.S Institutions (SUSI) brings students from Guatemala and Mexico to engage in political leadership and civic engagement activities. VCU GEO is seeking fluent Spanish speaking applicants to assist in this program which runs from late June to early August 2012.
For more information about these programs, refer to the flyers below:

Etiquette Tip of the Week: Finger Bowl

finger bowl is a small, individual bowl of water placed before you on the table,
usually before dessert. It may have a decorative flower or a slice of lemon
floating in it. It may also have a doily underneath to keep the finger bowl from
sliding around on the plate beneath.

finger bowl is not for drinking or bathing. Do not plunge your napkin into it
and wash your face.

the tips of your fingers in the finger bowl, one hand at a time, then dry your
fingers on your napkin. When you are finished, pick up both doily and finger
bowl and remove them to the upper left corner of your place

Culture and Manners Institute at

Currently accepting applications for TESOL (Teaching English) certificate programs over summer

Courses are 4 weeks and students will learn methodology, best practices and reflective skills; teaching students English in a multi-cultural environment.
Students can use the skills and qualification to teach while on a Study Abroad program or after graduation. For more information, visit or email
James Stakenburg
Head of Teacher Training – Rennert New York
Licensed Teacher Trainer/ Affiliated Faculty – World Learning’s SIT Graduate Institute
Trainer of Trainers – World Learning’s SIT Graduate Institute
211 East 43rd Street, New York, NY, 10017
TEL: 212-867-8700
FAX: 212-867 7666

On – Site Career Advising for the Wilder School

International Studies Students – I will be doing On-Site advising on Tuesday, March 20  from 12
– 2pm
 in Scherer Hall, Room 401.  
Come talk with me about choosing your major, learning about job options, critiquing your resume, and overall, learning about how I can assist you.  

Appointments will be 15 minutes long and on a first-come, first serve basis.  No need to schedule an appointment – just pop in.  
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me at  
See you there!

Bilingual Customer Service Associate – Spanish, French, Portuguese

Respond to inbound telephone and email inquiries from customers.  Respond to inbound customer inquiries using the following channels of communication:
          Email: Using exceptional written skills, respond to customers using professional written email correspondence. 
          Telephone: Provide professional verbal responses to customer inquiries.   Anticipate customer needs by providing relevant solutions. 

Interested – apply through RamsRecruiting today! 

can find out more by logging into your RamsRecruiting account. Use our One-Click
 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.

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

·University Career Center Career
Consultants by Major:

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

2012 Bon Secours St. Francis Summer Internship program

The St. Francis Medical Center (SFMC)
Volunteer Services Internship program is selective program which  provides an opportunity for college level
students to receive hands on experience working in a health care environment. 

We ask that college students commit to 100 hours of service during the summer
months to allow an opportunity for career awareness and “hands on”
experience.  This is an unpaid internship.  Student interns will work in a variety of
placements to obtain exposure in a number of areas within the hospital
setting.  Students will be required to accomplish
the following during their internship.

available to  work May 29th  through August 10th

available for a 4 hour orientation during the week of May 21st

a minimum of 100 hours  during the

a minimum of 8 weeks and at least 12 hours weekly. A vacation of up to 2 weeks
is permissible during the internship but that would be in addition to the 8 week

flexible hours. Students will receive a weekly list of regular volunteer vacancies
and absences which they will be able to choose from.

in a minimum of at least 4 different placements for at least 12 hrs each. This
will provide more exposure to the healthcare environment.

We will not be able to provide written
or verbal confirmation that your internship has been completed until you have
logged in 100 hours. Any paperwork or documentation the student
requires from the SFMC Volunteer Services Department must be presented at the
start of the internship.

Selection of a student intern in this
program will depend upon the student’s related experiences, demonstrated
abilities, good interpersonal and team building skills and the ability to work
independently. Students interested in pursuing a health care related field will
be given higher priority.  All students
must turn in a volunteer internship application, after which reference checks
will be sent out.  An interview will be
part of the application process. After acceptance, interns will be required to
attend a 4hour internship orientation and complete 2 TB test series. When
requirements are completed, and all required documents have been submitted, the
student may begin on the job training for volunteer placements.

The deadline for submission of
Internship applications is April 4th, 2012. 

will be notified on Intern selections no later than May 9th.
concerning the internship may be directed to Dede Foerster by emailing
will be required to attend a 4 hour orientation during the week of May 21st.

Internship application-12.doc

Use your Spanish language skills to contribute to a more democratic, secure and prosperous world as a Consular Adjudicator

With Latin America growing at a rapid pace, the U.S. Department of State needs American citizens, with proficiency in Spanish, to work as limited non-career appointment (LNA) Consular Adjudicators in high-volume posts.
Initially, these appointments are for a period of 13 months, and then renewable for up to five years, based on satisfactory performance and the needs of the Foreign Service. An LNA appointment will not lead to further employment with the U.S. Department of State or conversion to another form of employment. For specific requirements, and to apply, please visit After reading the vacancy announcement, if you have specific questions, please post them on the Foreign Service Consular Adjudicator forum found in the Engage>Forums/Blogs section on the careers site.
Since we now offer three different positions with separate language requirements, we encourage you to update your subscription to receive email updates for the specific language in which you have fluency. Click to subscribe: