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Lighthouse Events

GEICO Presents: Resumes, Cover Letters and LinkedIn
Tuesday, February 18th — (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Regional college recruiters from GEICO will be on campus to present on the best career practices concerning resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles. This event is open to all majors seeking assistance with their professional documents and online presence. Hosted by Virginia Wesleyan's Career Development Program (CDP) in the Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery. For more information, contact the Director of Career Development, Ms. Jessica Harrington, at 757.455.3107 or jharrington@vwu.edu or visit us on The Lighthouse's webpage or The Lighthouse's page on MyBeacon. 

Study Abroad with ISEP: Information Table
Thursday, February 20th — (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Discover where your journey will begin by learning more about VWU's study abroad programs offered through the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). Students interested in studying abroad for a semester with VWU's Global Scholars Program are invited to stop by to learn about the 250 programs in 50 countries that ISEP offers. The deadline to apply to study abroad in spring 2021 is Wednesday, March 11, 2020. For more information, visit The Lighthouse's webpage and The Lighthouse's page on MyBeacon, or contact the director of the Study Away Program, Ms. Mandy Reinig, in The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery at 757.455.3116 or set up an appointment online.

Career Exploration Night: Birdsong School of Social Science
Thursday, February 20th — (7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
Join VWU's Career Development staff for pizza and a discussion about career opportunities with industry professionals. Learn about their typical work day and what they look for in prospective employees. Hosted by Virginia Wesleyan's Career Development Program (CDP) in The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery. For more information, contact the Director of Career Development, Ms. Jessica Harrington, at 757.455.3107 or jharrington@vwu.edu or visit us on The Lighthouse's webpage or The Lighthouse's page on MyBeacon.

VWU's National Study Abroad Day
Monday, February 24th
We're going places! Celebrate National Study Abroad Day by joining in the fun at the following events: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (The Lighthouse)  World Map Quiz: How knowledgeable are you about world geography? Test your skills with our Study Abroad Day World Map Quiz. All participants who submit a completed quiz will be entered to win travel-themed prizes. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Batten Student Center) Hello from VWU - Postcards to Marlins Abroad: Write a postcard to one of the ten VWU students studying abroad this semester. You don’t need to personally know the students to say “Hey.” Postcards and pens will be provided. 4:30 - 6 p.m. (The Lighthouse) Let's Taco Bout It: Grab an ice cream taco and hear from students about their study abroad experiences. Have all your questions answered. What is it really like to study abroad? Is it expensive? Will I be behind academically? Are there classes for me? For more information about  Virginia Wesleyan’s Study Away Program, consult with the Lighthouse’s Study Away Program Director, Mandy Reinig (areinig@vwu.edu).

Grant Writing for Research Students
Tuesday, February 25th — (11:00 a.m.)
This workshop introduces students to Virginia Wesleyan’s research grants, provided by the Undergraduate Research Program (URP). The URP offers grants to students both to conduct research and to present research off-campus at professional and academic conferences. The URP also works with external organizations to secure research grants for VWU students. This workshop reviews the components of a grant application and provides instruction on writing successful grants. Hosted by Virginia Wesleyan’s URP in The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery. For more information, visit the Lighthouse’s webpage or contact the URP Director, Dr. Soraya Bartol, at 757.455.3372 or sbartol@vwu.edu.

Career and Internship Fair
Thursday, February 27th — (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Students in all majors are invited to talk with employers about part-time employment, full-time employment, and internship opportunities. Attendees should bring an updated resume and come dressed in professional business attire. Hosted by Virginia Wesleyan's Career Development Program (CDP) in the C-MAC. For more information, contact the Director of Career Development, Ms. Jessica Harrington, at 757.455.3107 or jharrington@vwu.edu or visit us on The Lighthouse's webpage or The Lighthouse's page on MyBeacon. 

Spring 2021 Global Scholar Applications Due
Wednesday, March 11th
Applications to study abroad during the spring 2021 semester through Virginia Wesleyan’s Global Scholars Program are due on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The application and information are on The Lighthouse's page of MyBeacon. For more information, visit The Lighthouse's webpage and The Lighthouse’s page on MyBeacon, or contact the director of the Study Away Program, Ms. Mandy Reinig, in The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery at 757.455.3116 or set up an appointment online.

Career Exploration Nights: Joan P. Brock School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Thursday, March 12th — (7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
Join VWU's Career Development staff for pizza and a discussion about career opportunities with industry professionals. Learn about their typical work day and what they look for in prospective employees. Hosted by Virginia Wesleyan's Career Development Program (CDP) in The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery. For more information, contact the Director of Career Development, Ms. Jessica Harrington, at 757.455.3107 or jharrington@vwu.edu or visit us on The Lighthouse's webpage or The Lighthouse's page on MyBeacon.

D.C. Day
Friday, March 27th
Join The Lighthouse:Center for Exploration and Discovery for a day in Washington, D.C. Buses depart from the Jane P. Batten Student Center parking lot at 7:00 a.m. Busses leave D.C. at 6:00 p.m., returning to campus at approximately 10:00 p.m. Reservations are required. The cost is $5. Register and pay in The Lighthouse (Clarke Hall, Office 113) by Friday, March 1. Space is limited, so reserve your seat early.

Mock Interview Day
Tuesday, March 31st
Virginia Wesleyan students are invited to practice interviewing in mock interviews with one of four employers. Students in all majors are welcome to participate in a day of mock interviews. Advance registration is required by March 23 at 12:00 p.m. Come dressed in professional business attire, and bring copies of your updated resume. Interviews typically last 30 minutes. Each student will receive immediate feedback on his/her responses, attire, resume, and communication style. Hosted by Virginia Wesleyan's Career Development Program (CDP) in the Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery. For more information, contact the Director of Career Development, Ms. Jessica Harrington, at 757.455.3107 or jharrington@vwu.edu or visit us on The Lighthouse's webpage or The Lighthouse's page on MyBeacon. The mock interviews take place at various locations on campus.

Writing an Abstract
Tuesday, March 31st — (11:00 a.m.)

This workshop explains the qualities of an effective abstract and reviews strategies for writing abstracts. It is especially helpful to students who will present their research at Virginia Wesleyan’s Port Day on April 30, 2020. This workshop is hosted by Virginia Wesleyan College’s Undergraduate Research Program (URP), located in The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery. For more information, visit the Lighthouse’s webpage or contact the URP Director, Dr. Soraya Bartol, at 757.455.3372 or sbartol@vwu.edu.

Career Exploration Night: Susan S. Goode School of Arts and Humanities
Thursday, April 2nd — (7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
Join VWU's Career Development staff for pizza and a discussion about career opportunities with industry professionals. Learn about their typical work day and what they look for in prospective employees. Hosted by Virginia Wesleyan's Career Development Program (CDP) in The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery. For more information, contact the Director of Career Development, Ms. Jessica Harrington, at 757.455.3107 or jharrington@vwu.edu or visit us on The Lighthouse's webpage or The Lighthouse's page on MyBeacon. 

Creating a Poster or Oral Presentation for Port Day
Tuesday, April 14th — (11:00 a.m.)
Get ready for Virginia Wesleyan’s next Port Day, on Thursday, April 30th!! This workshop explains how to create a poster that effectively represents an internship or undergraduate research experience. It focuses on the technical elements of poster design as well as content. We also discuss strategies for effective oral and poster presentations. Hosted by Virginia Wesleyan’s Career Development Program (CDP) and the Undergraduate Research Program (URP) in The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery. For more information, visit the Lighthouse’s webpage or contact the URP Director, Dr. Soraya Bartol, at 757.455.3372 or sbartol@vwu.edu.  

Career Exploration Night: D. Henry Watts School of Professional Studies
Thursday, April 23rd — (7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
Join us in the Lighthouse for pizza and a discussion with industry professionals. Learn about their typical work day and what they look for in prospective employees. Hosted by Virginia Wesleyan's Career Development Program (CDP) in the Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery. For more information, contact the Director of Career Development, Jessica Harrington, at 757.455.3107 or jharrington@vwu.edu or visit us on The Lighthouse's webpage or The Lighthouse's page on MyBeacon. 

Port Day
Thursday, April 30th