Career Services
Career Services
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Issue 401

Table of Contents
Careers & Coffee Graduate School Personal Statements: Wed. May 6, @2pm
Summer 2020 Course Offerings: Special Pricing Rate
Jobs, Interviews, Graduate School Applications: Schedule an Appointment 

Become Realworld Ready: Conquer Adulthood
Premier Aquatics: Hirings for Summer 2020
Ask a Business Administration Alum: Chris D. Clark '10

Careers & Coffee
Graduate School Personal Statements

Wed. May 6, @2pm

Join Career Services and faculty panelists for Careers & Coffee to discuss how to best represent yourself in a graduate school personal statement in these uncertain times.  Learn how to address shadowing hours, internship experience, and community service when many opportunities are on hold or cancelled due to COVID-19.  Our three panelists will share best practices when writing personal statements and answer all of your grad school questions.  

Our panelists include; Dr. Beth Cantwell, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Biology, Dr. Jessica Peacock, Assistant Dean and Director of Academic Innovation and Associate Professor of Exercise Science, and Dr. Anne Schempp, Director of Pre-Health and Interprofessional Education and Associate Professor in the Division of Physician Assistant Studies. 

Students must
RSVP to obtain the login information for the Zoom meeting. For more information, please contact Career Services.  

Summer 2020 Course Offerings 
Special Pricing Rate
Shenandoah University has special summer course offerings!  Explore online course offerings at a rate of $495 per 3 credit course and save 80% per credit.  Shenandoah's first session of summer classes scheduled to start on May 26 will be remote due to the governor's stay-at-home orders.  

Students are encouraged to take advantage of these discounted summer course offerings and can get ahead or catch up on credits in their major or minor to fulfill
general education course requirements.  

Check out Shenandoah's available courses to take this summer! 
Jobs, Interviews, Graduate School Applications
Schedule an Appointment

Students, it's that time of the year! We understand the difficulties that come with finishing out the semester while applying for jobs and summer internships, scheduling interviews, and filling out applications for graduate school programs.  Career Services is here to help you with your job or internship search, prepare for your interview through our mock interview appointments, or assist you in filling out graduate school applications.  

Schedule an appointment with Career Services and we'll help you accomplish all of your career and professional goals! 
Become Realworld Ready
Conquer Adulthood

Students, don't forget you have access to Realworld! Realworld is a free online platform where you can obtain valuable information about topics you'll need to be well-versed in once you graduate.  Topics such as personal finance, healthcare, student loans, leasing an apartment, finding and accepting a job offer, applying for graduate school, and more are available to students. Students can go through modules in the different topics and take quizzes at the end of the module to test their knowledge.  

Conquer adulthood and become Realworld ready!  Realworld is the perfect life playbook for young adults!

Sign up using your email and start preparing for life after graduation! 
 Premier Aquatics
Hirings for Summer 2020

Premier Aquatics is looking to hire lifeguards for the summer of 2020 in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.  The organization provides free American Red Cross training and flexible summer for individuals of 15 years and older.  There are incentives such as holiday weekend bonuses up to $150 and referral bonuses of $75.

Lifeguards are assigned to pools based on where they live.  Upon applying, applicants are given a list of pools in their area they could potentially work at.  Positions openings include Lifeguards, Pool Managers, Area Supervisors, and Office Administration.

Visit the
Premier Aquatics website to apply
Ask a Business Administration Alum:
Chris D. Clark '10

Chris D. Clark ’10 chose to attend Shenandoah University for its football program, but he also enjoyed the campus atmosphere and small class sizes, which helped him make connections with his professors and made learning a lot easier.

“It’s a wonderful place,” said Clark. “It’s a place you will remember for the rest of your life. The memories you make at SU will follow you for a lifetime.”

One of Clark’s favorite memories of Shenandoah was experiencing all four seasons. Originally from Florida, he says there’s only two seasons there, hot and nuclear. He also has great memories of playing on the
football team, regardless of whether they won or lost.

Clark is a homicide detective and SWAT Team Leader for the City of North Port in Florida. He has been in law enforcement for ten years now, and was recently promoted
to his current position of homicide detective. In his role, he
is tasked with investigating crimes surrounding homicide, robbery and sexual battery.

The most rewarding part of Clark’s career is bringing closure and justice to the victims and their families.

Clark believes every aspect of his Shenandoah education prepared him not only for his career, but also life. “[Football] taught me that even when you lose, it doesn’t mean you’re allowed to quit,” said Clark. “Hard work, time management, commitment, all learned during my time at SU. Being a business student taught me to pay attention to the details, which pays big when investigating high-profile cases such as homicides.”


Read more of Chris' story here.

Written by Harley Ryan '16
Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs

Have questions for Chris?
Email them to
Make an appointment with Career Services today! 
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