Career Services
Career Services
Friday, February 28, 2020
Issue 393

Table of Contents
JCPenney Suit Up Event: Sunday, March 1
Virginia Career Works Events: March 10-13
Women's Networking Breakfast: Tuesday, March 17
Career Services Pop-Up Shop: Accepting Donations
Ask a Physical Therapy Alum: Mark DeGarmo '93, '04

JCPenney Suit-Up Event
Sunday, March 1

Students, alumni, faculty, and staff are invited to attend a Shenandoah University JCPenney Suit Up Event on Sunday, March 1 from 3pm to 6pm at JCPenney in the Winchester Apple Blossom Mall!

Find everything you need to finish your look for your next interview or new job and save up to 60% off suits, dresses, dress pants, khakis, scrubs (order online in-person), shoes, accessories, briefcases and much more (guaranteed 30% discount that can be combined with existing sales). The first 15 individuals to arrive at one of the three check-in entrances will receive a goodie bag from JCPenney.

Shenandoah University students, alumni, faculty, and staff make sure and bring your Student or Employee ID card to receive your guaranteed 30% discount coupon! For more information, please contact Career Services at #JCPSuitUp 

Upcoming Events

JCPenney Suit-Up  
Sunday, March 1
JCPenney - Apple Blossom Mall 
3:00 - 6:00 pm

Comfort Keepers Info Table
Wednesday, March 4
Brandt Student Center
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Women's Networking Breakfast
Tuesday, March 17
Wilkins Athletics & Events Center Lobby
7:30 - 9:00 am

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department Info Table
Thursday, March 26
Brandt Student Center
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Business Symposium
Friday, March 27
Halpin-Harrison Hall

Life Skills Symposium
Wednesday, April 1
Brandt Student Center

ScribeAmerica Info Table
Monday, April 6
Brandt Student Center
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department Info Table
Thursday April, 9
Brandt Student Center
10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Networking Reception with Alumni
Wednesday, April 29
ICON Real Estate
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Virginia Career Works Events
March 10-13

Virginia Career Works and Loudoun County are hosting free career events from March 10-13 at the Loudoun Workforce Resource Center in Leesburg, VA. 
  • March 10 - The Resume Discovery event will provide basic methods of creating an attractive and effective resume with three hour and a half long sessions from 9:00 - 10:30 am, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, and 1:30 - 3:30 pm. 
  • March 11 - A workshop on how to use social media to your advantage will be held with a Navigating LinkedIn for New Users event from 9:30 - 11:30 am. 
  • March 12 - Networking for Introverts at Rust Library in Leesburg will give tips on networking and advice on how to make it easier from 10:00 - 11:30 am. 
  • March 13 - Job Success - Stand Out as a Great Employee will help you learn how to create a successful path towards your ultimate career goals from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm.
Take advantage of career and professional development opportunities during your week of spring break!  
Women's Networking Breakfast
Tuesday, March 17

Career Services and the Mosaic Center for Diversity would like to invite all women to attend the Women's Networking Breakfast on Tuesday, March 17 from 7:30 - 9:00 am in the Wilkins Athletics & Events Center Lobby!  This free event is a great way to celebrate Women's History Month and an opportunity to practice your networking skills.
Rev. Rhonda VanDyke will deliver a keynote address and students must register to attend.

For more information, please contact
Career Services.
 Career Services Pop-Up Shop
Accepting Donations
Call for business attire!

Do you have business attire in your closet that you don't wear anymore?  Consider donating it to Career Services for our
Pop-Up Shop event.  Clothes will be available for students free
of charge in order for them to develop a professional wardrobe for interviews, internships/ jobs, and networking events.

Clothing can be dropped off on the 3rd floor of Cooley Hall, or contact us and we can pick them up. Deadline to donate is Monday, March 23. 

For more information, please contact
Kira Case.
Ask a Physical Therapy Alum:
Mark DeGarmo '93, '04

Mark DeGarmo ’93, ’04 chose Shenandoah University because, from the very start, the Division of Physical Therapy has had the top practicing physical therapists on its faculty and the university has always been focused on the student and their needs.

“Shenandoah University was and always will be a special place for me for many reasons, not just for obtaining my degrees here, but for the continued focus on the needs of the student and personal attention all the students receive,” said DeGarmo.

DeGarmo’s fondest memory of the university is being in the first graduating class of the Division of Physical Therapy. Though it did present some challenges, he says it was fun to figure things out as they went and make true friendships.

DeGarmo is a clinical director and physical therapist for Island Physical Therapy in Summerville, South Carolina. During his career, he has had many opportunities to work in a variety of settings with a broad range of patients, who have various medical impairments.

The most rewarding part of DeGarmo’s career is simply being able to help someone return to their normal life and activities, “whether that is someone returning back to work, returning back to sports or even being to go up and down a flight of stairs,” said DeGarmo. “For many years, I oversaw a diabetic foot/wound care clinic and it was very rewarding to see a patient being able to wear shoes again and walk after being able to assist them with their diabetic foot complications.”

Read more of Mark's story here.

Written by Harley Ryan '16
Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs

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