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Friday, April 17, 2020
Issue 399

Table of Contents
Careers & Coffee: Dress for Success for Virtual Interviews: Monday, April 20
Remote Internship Resources: Get the Experience You Need

Virtual Volunteering: Have a Social Impact
Career Services: Remote Services
Ask a Nursing Alum: Brooklyn T. Russick '19

Careers & Coffee:
Dress for Success for Virtual Interviews

Monday, April 20 at 3pm
 
Career Services is hosting Careers & Coffee virtual  on Monday, April 20 at 3:00pm.  The topic is Dress for Success for Virtual Interviews and will feature three guests as the panel for the event.  The panel iare Dr. Tracy Fitzsimmons, President, Mrs. Maggie McCampbell Lien, Director of Inclusion and Diversity and Mosaic Center Director, and Mr. Malik Henry, Freshman Admissions Counselor.  

You know how to dress for an in-person interview, but do you need to do anything different for a virtual interview? Hear from
a panel about how to look and feel your
best during a Zoom, Skype, or Hangout
interview. Learn about what colors/patterns don't translate well to video, how to avoid blending into your background, and much more!


Participants interested must RSVP for the virtual event to obtain the log in credentials. 
Remote Internship Resources
Get the Experience You Need

Looking for a summer internship?  In uncertain times like these, remote internships are an excellent opportunity to polish or gain new skills and build your professional network. Career Services has identified several search platforms for remote internships including Chegg Internships, COVINTERN, and Idealist.  Search for opportunities from all over the country where you can gain experience from the comfort of your home.  Be cautious with your search and investigate all opportunities you are considering. 

If you need assistance navigating your search for
a virtual internship, you can 
book an appointment with Career Services. We are meeting with students virtually and are here to help!
Virtual Volunteering
Have a Social Impact

Don't let social distancing stop you from volunteering and helping others.  Fast Forward and Points of Light make it easy for you to touch the lives of others even through the crisis going on in the world.  Virtual Volunteer opportunities through Fast Forward are available in areas from technology advising to tutoring, and you could start helping someone today.  Points of Light has options to volunteer in over 40 different areas including world hunger, education, health and well-being, and many more. 

With Fast Forward, you can not only volunteer but make connections and even become a board member for an organization and benefit technology nonprofits all over the world.  Points of Light gives opportunities to also participate in research projects and advocate for policies and regulations in our society. These organizations connect you with ways to make a difference. 

Leave your mark and make a social impact! 
 Career Services
Remote Services

What can Career Services do for you?  We are available to meet with you remotely through Zoom or Google Hangout to assist you during this difficult time.  We are here for you and able to connect you with tools and resources to help you continue to be successful.  

Our remote services include:
Book an appointment with Career Services or contact
career@su.edu with any questions! 
Ask a Nursing Alum: Brooklyn T. Russick '19

“From the moment I stepped foot on campus, I knew I would call this place home,” said Brooklyn T. Russick ’19. Her curiosity about Shenandoah University began with her mother, Nancy Bates Russick ’90, who is an alumna of the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business. Her mother shared her stories about and experiences at Shenandoah with Russick, and from this she knew Shenandoah was something in which she was interested.

“From the friendly faces to the beautiful landscape of campus, it just felt like something special,” said Russick. “The small classes and endless resources provided to students made the transition into collegiate life a smooth and easy experience.”

Russick’s fondest memories of Shenandoah are the friendships she made, professors she learned from and the grilled cheese from the Hornet Grille in the Brandt Student Center. Although these are just a few things that stick out to Russick, she also likes to think of her four years at Shenandoah as one big fond memory.

“Shenandoah is a small but mighty community,” said Russick. “We are so diverse, but can all come together over our connection to this school. You will create lifelong memories and relationships here, and opportunities you never would have expected. I will forever consider this place my home.”

While at Shenandoah, Russick was very involved in clubs and her major, which included being a writing tutor for the Writing Center, the secretary of the Public Health Club, a member of the Student Advancement Relations Society, a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and a student mentor in the nursing mentorship program. She was also the recipient of the Dayton Alumni Scholarship in 2016 and received the Dean’s Undergraduate Award for the Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing during the school’s pinning ceremony in December 2019.

 

Read more of Brooklyn's story here.

Written by Harley Ryan '16
Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs

Have questions for Brooklyn?
Email them to 
alums@su.edu.
Make an appointment with Career Services today! 
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