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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

PTCAS applicant data whole/JMU

Paula prepared this summary of PTCAS applicant data. Here are some quick facts concerning 2017 PTCAS accepted students and JMU students:
 
JMU Acceptance Rate:  113/62  = 55%  (decrease from 56% in 2016)
 
Top Major for PTCAS Applicants/Acceptances:  (1) Exercise Science  (2)  Kinesiology   (3)  Biology
 
Cumulative GPA for PTCAS accepted:   3.59 
Science & Math Combined GPA:  3.43
 
Applications increased by 3% nationwide
 
You can find the entire 2016-17 PTCAS Applicant Data Report athttp://www.ptcas.org/uploadedFiles/PTCASorg/About_PTCAS/PTCASApplicantDataRpt.pdf

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Conservation Crew Leader

Conservation Crew Leader- Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps 

The Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps:
The Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps (GAVCC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization, whose mission is to connect young adults to meaningful conservation service. GAVCC engages motivated young adults, ages 18-27, to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout the region. Projects may include, trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction, re-vegetation and local environmental service projects. Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects depending on project partner needs, including disaster relief if the opportunity arises. 

GAVCC crews work with a variety of land management agencies throughout the state such as the United States Forest Service, National Park Service, The Nature Conservancy, and the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Historic District. Projects vary but could include trail construction and maintenance, ecosystem restoration, habitat restoration, historical restoration, and boundary marking. 

Our programs focus on place-based learning, life skills development, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility and career development. GAVCC also provides an opportunity for Corpsmembers to learn about the local environment, environmental issues and introduces individuals to recreation and resource management careers. When not in the field, members are expected to find their own housing. 

Position Summary:
This is a unique opportunity to help build a local organization while leading a young adult AmeriCorps crew on meaningful conservation projects in and around the Shenandoah Valley. 

The position is multi-faceted and demanding, but with opportunity for enormous rewards. Successful candidates will demonstrate resourcefulness, effective communication skills, excellent judgment, maturity, initiative, professionalism, and the desire to devote themselves to a crew experience where the needs of others are placed above oneself. The Crew Leader position requires mentorship, technical aptitude, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. 

Summer - Outdoor - Conservation - Work - Paid: New Market, VA

$1,100 a month
Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps (GAVCC)- Corpsmember – AmeriCorps Summer Conservation Crew-Hiring Now

The Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps:
The Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps (GAVCC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization, whose mission is to connect young adults to meaningful conservation service. GAVCC engages motivated young adults, ages 18-27, to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout the region. Projects may include, trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction, re-vegetation and local environmental service projects. Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects depending on project partner needs, including disaster relief if the opportunity arises.

GAVCC crews work with a variety of land management agencies throughout the state such as the United States Forest Service, National Park Service, The Nature Conservancy, and the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Historic District. Projects vary but could include trail construction and maintenance, ecosystem restoration, habitat restoration, historical restoration, and boundary marking.

Our programs focus on place-based learning, life skills development, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility and career development. GAVCC also provides an opportunity for Corpsmembers to learn about the local environment, environmental issues and introduces individuals to recreation and resource management careers. When not in the field, members are expected to find their own housing.

Position Summary:
This is an exciting opportunity to work on an AmeriCorps conservation crew with the Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps. This crew will partner with local public land managers to accomplish meaningful projects to support trail construction and ecological health.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Highlights from Career and Academic Planning

I received these highlights from the JMU Career and Academic Planning Office in SSC. Awesome! There is an unpaid internship scholarship! Check that out! And...there's a Career Fair coming up in February! 

1.       Unpaid Internship Scholarship Information Sessions
 
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, 3:30-4:30pm, SSC 3270
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, 1:00-2:00pm, SSC 3270
Friday, March 16, 2018, 12:00-1:00pm, SSC 3270
*For more information: Unpaid Internship Scholarship Program
 
2.       Internships 101 Workshops
Wednesday, January 24, 1:00-2:00pm, SSC 3202
Friday, February 2, 12:00-1:00pm, SSC 3202
Thursday, February 15, 11:30-12:30pm, SSC 3202
Wednesday, March 14, 1:00-2:00pm, SSC 3202
Thursday, March 29, 12:30-1:30pm, SSC 3202
Wednesday, April 18, 2:00-3:00pm, SSC 3202
 
 
3.       Interview PREP Practice interviewing event with real employers.
 
4.       Career Bites, Thursday, Feb. 8, 6-8pm.  Networking event with JMU Alumni across various industries. This event will feature three 15 minute sessions led by JMU Alumni on personal branding, interviewing, crafting an elevator pitch, followed by an hour long networking reception. Sign-up via Recruit-A-Duke
 
5.       Campus Wide Career Fair, Tuesday, Feb. 13 & Wednesday, Feb. 14.   

Rockland Peak Performance, Sloatsburg, NY

This facility is eager to have a students for the summer/fall. They will even offer housing. An Exercise Science student was at this facility during Summer 2017, and he would be glad to share his experience! He loved it! Spring semester internships begin in January.

 http://rocklandpeakperformance.com/internships/

Rockland Peak Performance Inc.
174 Route 17 North
Sloatsburg, New York 10974
(845) 712-5415

Career and Academic Planning Updates

January and February EventsDateTimeLocation
Interviewing 101 Workshop1/16  3:30-4:30pSSC 3202
Resumes 101 Workshop1/183:30-4:30pSSC 3202
LinkedIn 101 Workshop1/191-2pSSC 3210
Internships 101 Workshop1/241-2pSSC 3202
Resume Review Event1/252-4pSSC 3270
Unpaid Internship Scholarship Info Mtg.1/253:30-4:30pSSC 3210
InterviewPREP: Practice Interviews with Employers (RSVP)1/308:30a-4:30pSSC 3250
Yes Please: Women’s Leadership & Networking (RSVP)1/305-8pMad. U. Ballroom
LinkedIn 101 Workshop2/11:30-2:30pSSC 3210
Internships 101 Workshop2/212-1pSSC 3202
Renting in New York2/5 12-1p SSC 1075
Resumes 101 Workshop2/5 1:30-2:30p SSC 3202
Resume Review Event2/6 1-3pSSC 3210
Unpaid Internship Scholarship Info Mtg.2/7 1-2pSSC 3270
Career Bites (RSVP)2/8  6-8pFestival
Resume Review Event2/9 1-3pSSC 3210
Campus-Wide Career Fair: Day 12/13 11a-3pFestival
Campus-Wide Career Fair: Day 22/14 11a-3pFestival
Internships 101 Workshop2/1511:30a-12:30pSSC 3202
Interviewing 101 Workshop2/19 1-2pSSC 3202
Resumes 101 Workshop2/214-5pSSC 3202
Interviewing 101 Workshop2/271:30-2:30pSSC 3202

WEEKLY DROP-IN RESUME REVIEWS

Every Wednesday 11am-2pm this fall
Check in at the front desk (SSC 3210). Career Educators (trained undergraduate peer educators) and CAP staff offer drop-in hours each week to provide brief first-time resume reviews. For a longer review with a CAP staff member, students are encouraged to make an appointment.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT with a CAP Advisor

Schedule an appointment on Recruit-A-Duke. Our advisors can help with:
OTHER SERVICES TO TRY

And in case you missed it, here’s a copy of our Fall 2017 CAP Newsletter!
We look forward to seeing you!
Career & Academic Planning
Student Success Center 3210 | cap@jmu.edu | 540.568.6555

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Advice from an alum!

Joe Valentino (2012 JMU Kinesiology) directed my attention to a blog post he wrote for a friend in the Athletics profession. I often send students to him for advice. He thought this post might be a good resource for students who have questions about the Strength & Conditioning profession: https://lamarcasports.com/2016/05/31/an-open-ended-journey-through-the-strength-conditioning-profession-guest-post/

Thank you Joe!