Monday, July 27, 2015

EGGS major sees future coming into focus with internship

Haley Giannone has a passion for the environment and loves to get her hands dirty. So, a summer internship with the Eastern PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation near Wilkes-Barre was the perfect match for this geography and planning major.

"I like hands-on learning," said Giannone, who is assisting EPCAMR in mine map scanning and with several environmental education programs. "Also, I wanted to gain more experience in the environmental field."

Among her internship activities have included:
  • developing educational material for programs, such as tie dye workshops
  • working with GIS
  • helping with stream assessments
  • monitoring, creating iron oxide pigment products
  • helping with conferences

"Things I've already learned in class I've actually used or have come across like my Principles of GIS course and two planning courses," Giannone said. "So when they talk about certain things at EPCAMR I actually know what they are talking about, or I can give suggestions and participate in the conversation."

Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation: Reporter/News Anchor Intern

If you're a mass communications major like me, you may be interested in interning for Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation. Responsibilities include covering local meetings and events and writing news stories for the five radio stations of Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation and website Interns will also learn how to structure and deliver both recorded and live newscasts.

For more information about this awesome internship, please to go Husky Career Link!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Computer science program preps student for internship

No need to wait until senior year to get an internship on your resume, according to Brian Fekete, a computer science major. In fact, he says the earlier the better... even the summer following your sophomore year.

"My goal was to get an internship as early as possible," said Fekete, who is interning at the Lincoln Financial Group in Greensboro, N.C., as a part of its web hosting team. "This opportunity will help me decide on what career path I want to pursue, whether it's web system administration or software engineering."

Fekete is assisting LFG's web team manage its web systems administration using Puppet and Ruby programming languages. Getting a chance to work directly with two different coding programs in a real-world setting, according to Fekete, was not intimidating because of exposure he already received in the classroom.

"BU's computer science program taught me how to be proficient in more than one language," Fekete said. "This gave me the ability to learn new languages faster."

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Choosing A LinkedIn Profile Picture

Let's talk about profile photos - I'm sure many of us, including me, have some type of social media that calls for a profile picture. We don't have to have one, but we always choose to upload one of ourselves, us with our friends or very goofy photos because who doesn't want to know what you look like? Then we have our professional social medias. I can't say I have the most professional look to any of my personal social media outlets, but when it comes to LinkedIn or Google+, I always choose a professional headshot or photo of myself with a nice smile and dressed professionally. In this case, it's certainly all about looks.

Writer of Times, Jesse Militare, tells you why smiling makes for a great profile picture.

What do I mean by professionally dressed? I mean I'm not dressed in my summer-time bathing suit, making a goofy face, or wearing casual clothing. I am either wearing business causal or business professional clothing. Don't forget that genuine smile!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Job Opportunites

If you're looking for a new job, Nexstar Broadcasting Group and Powhatan County Public Schools are accepting applications!

Nextstar Broadcasting Group:
Weekend Morning Anchor/Producer - Multimedia Journalist
Multimedia Journalist
Assignment Editor
Account Executive

Powhatan County Public Schools 
Teacher - Secondary Mathematics

Check out other job opportunities at Husky Career Link.

Fall 2015 HR Internship

Are you majoring in a medical related field and/or human resource management? Physicians Endoscopy is looking for a fall 2015 HR intern.
Physicians Endoscopy, a healthcare services company located in Jamison, PA, is looking for an energetic Human Resources Intern to join our experienced HR team to help support PE and our centers. We specialize in the development and management of freestanding ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs), partnering with practicing physicians and focusing on GI endoscopic procedures.
The HR intern will be exposed to benefits & payroll administration, recruitment assistance and various other human resource functions. This is a great opportunity to work with and learn from a seasoned HR team and play a role in supporting all aspects of Human Resources. The HR Intern will be a part of meaningful projects that contribute to the success of our growing business. This internship is designed to provide hands-on experience with “real world” issues.
This is a paid internship and we will complete any required documentation or paperwork to earn internship credit for school, but school credit is not a requirement. The ideal candidate will be able to work for 16-24 hours per week.

For more information about this internship, visit Husky Career Link.

Susquehanna Greenway Job Opportunity: Community Planning and Engagement Assistant

If you have a bachelor's degree in community development, community or environmental planning, landscape architecture, environment studies, recreation management, resource management, or any related field, you should most definitely check out AmeriCorps position through CORE Susquehanna Greenway.

As a community planning and engagement assistant you will work as part of the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership River Town technical assistance program. Responsibilities will include community planning and civic engagement of volunteers to assist with greenway projects and events. Additional duties will include planning and conducting educational canoeing/kayaking and biking events on the Susquehanna River.

For more information visit Husky Career Link.