Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Online Physician Assistant Education Fair - July 25

REGISTER NOW to attend the FREE Physician Assistant Virtual Fair on July 25th
Connect real-time with 30+ PA Programs nationwide in a Live Event! 

PA Virtual Fair on July 25th: Meet with 35+ Schools in one live event!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Public Health Education Online Fair - July 11

Register Now to attend the FREE 
Public Health Virtual Fair on July 11, 2018
Meet Representatives from Public Health Schools & Programs Live Online!

TIPH Virtual Fair image - click to go to registration page

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Video Vault

Have you ever been interested in a career development webinar presented by the WSU Global Campus but missed its offering? Did you know that you can view many Global Campus career presentations in the VideoVault, available on the WSU Global Connections website? You can find all of my career webinars there, covering topics like career assessment and exploration, resumes, interviews, and much more. The Video Vault also has archived media that addresses academics, nutrition, student resources, culture and music, and more.

Check out the Video Vault HERE.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Internship Tips

In an article recently published by the National Career Development Association, Craig Ames discusses what he found out about internships by being an intern. This short introspective piece focuses on these 5 takeaways from his experience as a counseling intern:
  1. Your Academic Career Does Not Prepare You for the World of Work – It Prepares You for Your Internship.
  2. Be Humble. Be Teachable.
  3. Start Looking for Your Internship Site on the First Day of Your Program.
  4. Networking, Informational Interviews, and Job Shadowing Are Gateways to Internships – Just Like Internships are Gateways to Employment.
  5. Take Advantage of as Many Learning Opportunities at Your Internship Site as Possible.

More information HERE

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Internship Wages on the Rise

Wages for internships at the undergraduate degree level have been increasing over the last 5 years. A recent article from the National Association of Colleges and Employers reports:

“Wages for bachelor’s degree-level interns have been on the rise since 2013. The nominal increase in hourly wages for interns over the past five years is 15.5 percent (from $16.21 per hour to $18.73). However, when wages are adjusted for inflation to 2018 levels, the real increase is 7.8 percent (from $17.38 per hour to $18.73).

For 2018, the fields of study that have the highest average hourly rate for bachelor’s-level interns are computer science, engineering, math/statistics, and health science/nursing. The fields with the lowest rates were human resources, communications, and marketing.”

More info HERE.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Career Mini Sessions

I offer four 15-minute mini sessions between noon-1pm every other Thursday for Global Campus students. I would be happy to discuss questions about your resume, job search, graduate school, or career exploration.

The sessions are held in the Blackboard Collaborate Career Center Room. Students will need a computer that handles Java applications.  To test your computer, select this link. 

The next available sessions are on May 3 and 17. To schedule a session and get access info, please email me at cmiller66@wsu.edu.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

City of Seattle Internships

The number, level and content of City of Seattle internships vary each year. Most internships are scheduled for part-time work during the school year and full-time in the summer. Some internships are paid while others are unpaid and will be clearly listed in the description. The rates for the paid positions are based on the academic level of the student - Cooperative Education Intern (undergraduate level) and Municipal Government Intern (graduate level). Deadlines for applications are indicated in the posting. 

Many of these internship listings will close around April 22.

Students will be considered for internships at the City of Seattle consistent with specific qualifications described in the internship listing.

Qualified interns:
  • Currently enrolled in a post-secondary educational program leading to an undergraduate or graduate degree and in good standing at their college or university. Students must retain their status until the end of the internship. Students may work full-time during the summer without being enrolled; however they must be returning to school and pre-registered for the fall term.
  • Considering a profession related to some aspect of the City's business objectives. Generally, interns should be advanced enough in their educational programs to have begun taking courses in a field related to their work at the City. However, in some cases previous work experience or education may substitute for their current academic program of study.
More info HERE.