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Greetings from the Amica Center for Career Education!

I hope this edition of the Parent Newsletter finds you and your loved ones safe and well.  

 

The Amica Center has been active throughout the winter break. We partnered with the Graduate Program Office on the MBA Winter Enrichment Series (an exciting 8 session video-based program, complete with engaging career chats with Bryant Faculty and career planning workshops).  We hosted two Career Jump Starts programs, which are full-day intensive career planning workshops, with some 17 students attending each ! We hosted two virtual networking sessions for current students and Class of 2020 (and other alumni) grads. We have assisted many employers with new job and internship postings on Bryant Career Connection. And, many video-based individual career coaching sessions and small group careers chats (with College of Arts and Sciences cohorts) were conducted. 

 

In this issue:

 

Summer Internship Fellowship - “Don’t be swayed if the internship isn’t paid!”
FUNDING IS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS!

We are pleased to offer the 2021 Summer Internship Fellowship Program again this year!  Applications are now being accepted and can be found in BANNER.

This program awards funds up to $2000 to students receiving low or unpaid summer internship opportunities. Any student in any class year (with a GPA 2.5 or greater) can apply, and the internships do not need to be for academic credit.  In the past, through this program, Bryant students have had the opportunity to work in Government, Healthcare, STEM, Education, the Arts, Entrepreneurial Start-ups, and Nonprofit sectors to gain real-world experience.

We are proud to offer three specially named Fellowships, as well. 

    1. The Leger R. Morrison Summer Internship Fellowship , generously endowed by Alumnae Judith Allen (’55), specifically funds a student interning at a cultural arts site (think: museum, theatre, library, nonprofit music venue, opera/symphony, a community center promoting cultural arts, and more).
    2. The Sheryl Crowley (’60) Memorial Summer Internship Fellowship , generously funded by her daughter, Merritt Crowley, carries an additional $500 for an opportunity that requires significant travel or housing expenses (e.g., international or DC).
    3. The Amica Center’s own Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summer Internship Fellowship funds one student interning at an organization or role that embraces and specifically addresses diversity, equity, and inclusion in its engagement with the community and people they serve.


Please see the attached flyer and encourage your student to learn more about this great opportunity. Our team of Career Coaches can help your student identify internship opportunities in your geographic area that may qualify for a Fellowship.  Also attached is the overview sheet outlining the Fellowship’s requirements and important deadlines!  


If you have any questions about this program, please don’t hesitate to ask Amy Ames at aames1@bryant.edu    If you are interested in helping to support a Fellowship, as a one-time gift or as a long-term planned gift, I’d be pleased to explore this with you (401-232-6092 or kgaw@bryant.edu ).

  

Internships and Jobs: Yes – There are Opportunities!

Forget the “there are no opportunities” narrative!  Because of Bryant’s well-designed curriculum and competitive collegiate talent pool, employers seek Bryant candidates.  How do we know?  The Amica Center continues to post opportunities for students on the job board, Bryant Career Connection. And, we continue to hear about students accepting opportunities! Please see the attached Internships and Jobs Report, which lists 235 internships and 154 full-time opportunities.  This report, which students receive every week in the Tuesday Email (sent to their Bryant email address) , lists the opportunities that have fast approaching application deadlines (in this case, February 9 th ).  Of course, there are many more opportunities posted in Bryant Career Connection (BCC); students just need to log in and search.  Yes, the internship and job search require extra effort, especially with the pandemic impacting recruiting; we are here to support your student!

Sample Internship & Jobs Report

 

Virtual Career Fairs

This semester we will host three virtual career fairs:

  • Winter Virtual Career and Internship Fair: 2/24/21
  • Spring Virtual Career and Internship Fair: 3/24/21
  • Summer opportunities Fair: 4/7/21

In addition, we will continue to promote to other recruiting events that are open to Bryant students.  See the schedule below for times.

 

Career Coaching – Did you Know?

The Amica Center career coaches are assisting students every day! The coaches offer appointments via Zoom, by telephone, and in-person (limited, by appointment only). Students can log into BCC and sign up for an appointment, or call (401-232-6090), or email us at careers@bryant.edu   

 

Enhancing Leadership Skills: Emotional Intelligence & Psychological Safety

Bryant has partnered with BlueEQ™ to educate and develop students through training in emotional intelligence and psychological safety. The BlueEQ™ program enhances students’ leadership skills and contributes to their career readiness.

 

Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. These skills enable us to harness emotions and apply them to tasks, such as thinking, problem solving, and technical work. They also enable us to be aware of the emotions of others and to become aligned with them to accomplish complex tasks. High emotional intelligence empowers a person to influence others to achieve superior levels of business impact.

 

The BlueEQ™ program is designed to support students who are about to enter the job market and engage in teamwork and leadership positions. This program has been utilized by corporate and government leaders across the nation. Students will receive a customized report of their emotional intelligence test results, along with a development guide that identifies priorities, development tools, and activities to help they grow their overall emotional intelligence.

 

Time commitment: approximately 5 hours which would include time to take the BlueEQ™  assessment and engage in a series of online, self-paced development modules throughout a 60-day period.

Application: starts on 01/25/2021 and closes on 02/08/2021 .

Duration: program starts on February 15, 2021 and ends by April 15, 2021 .

Requirements:  Junior,  senior, or graduate student status

Selection: Senior and graduate students will be given priority, but juniors are encouraged to apply.

Cost: This program is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Honors Program and will be FREE to accepted students (it usually cost $400 per person).

 

Acceptance email: accepted students will receive an email on or before 02/10/2021.

 

To apply, students need to complete and submit the linked form, available at: https://forms.gle/Eh5urZPGLuEFWbzQ6


For quick reference, please view the Enhancing Leadership Skills flyer.

 

Weekly Student Email

Every Tuesday during the academic term, and bi-weekly during breaks, your student receives an email from our office with a list of all internship and full-time positions with approaching deadlines in Bryant Career Connection. Also included in this email is information on upcoming Amica Center programs and events, career readiness tips, and employer program highlights. Encourage your student to read this email every week so they don’t miss out on great opportunities and events!

 

Want to receive this weekly email yourself? Please email Scott Connolly at sconnolly@bryant.edu to be added to our parent email distribution list.

 

Need Talent? Consider Bryant!

Looking to hire an intern next spring or next summer?  The Amica Center can assist you and your organization with intern recruitment.  Contact Denise Gormley, Sr. Internship Coordinator ( dgormley@bryant.edu ) for more information.

 

Seeking top talent at the entry level?  MBA level?  Let us help your organization grow with competitive and highly sought-after candidates.  Reach out to myself ( kgaw@bryant.edu ) or Pat Miernicki ( pmiernic@bryant.edu ) and we’ll discuss how we can support your recruiting needs.

 

Looking Forward into the Semester

While we are still actively building our events and programs schedule, which includes many collaborations across the campus and with employers, below is our current schedule as of this morning. To be sure, more will be added once agreements with our partners are firmed up. Students can find all the details in the Bryant Career Connection (BCC) Events Calendar: 

 

 

Spring Semester Programs and Events

 

Date

 

Time

Summer Internship Fellowship

Application Campaign

Closes

4/22/21

Deadline:

4/22/21

Alumni Job Shadowing and Informational Interviews

Begins 1/4/21

Winter and spring semesters

MBA Winter Enrichment Series

Lunch & Learn with Prof. Tom Dougherty: Careers in Data Science

1/26/21

12pm – 1pm

Communication Careers Chat

1/28/21

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Economics Careers Chat

1/28/21

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Bryant Employer Advisory Team Meeting

 

1/29/21

9:30am - 11am

Transfer Orientation Presentation

1/29/21

1:45pm – 2:15pm

Environmental Science Career Chat

2/4/21

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Chinese and Spanish Careers Chat

2/4/21

        2:30pm - 3:30pm

Senior Athlete Advisory Council Presentation

2/7/21

4pm – 4pm

TTR Class (transfer students)

2/11/21

3:55pm-4:45pm

Dress for Success Closet Event

2/11/21

TBD

Amica Center’s Admitted Students and Parents Presentation

2/17/21

7pm – 8pm

TTR Class (transfer students)

2/17/21

12:40-1:30pm

Résumé Rally

2/18/21

2pm – 6pm

National Retail Federation Virtual Career Fair

2/19/21

11am – 5pm

LinkedIn Photo Booth – tentative

In-person, by appointment only (BCC)

2/23/21

TBD (10am-2pm)

Roto Mezzanine

Last Chance Résumé Reviews

2/23/21

12pm – 3pm

Virtual Career Fair for College Students and Recent Graduates with Disabilities

2/23/21

        1:30pm – 3:30pm

How to Navigate Bryant’s Virtual Career Fairs

2/23/21

           3pm – 3:30pm

           5pm -5:30pm

Winter Virtual Career & Internship Fair

2/24/21

4pm – 7pm

Gateway Presentation

Spring 2021 Session 1

3/2/21

5pm – 6pm

Gateway Presentation

Spring 2021 Session 2

3/4/21

TBD

Dress for Success Closet Event

3/11/21

TBD

Presentation – Communication in a Digital Age

3/16/21

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

LinkedIn Photo Booth – tentative

In-person, by appointment only (BCC)

3/17/21

TBD (10am-2pm)

Roto Mezzanine

Résumé Rally

3/18/21

2pm – 6pm

Last Chance Résumé Reviews

3/23/21

12pm – 3pm

How to Navigate Bryant’s Virtual Career Fairs

3/23/21

           3pm – 3:30pm

           5pm -5:30pm

Spring Virtual Career & Internship Fair

3/24/21

4pm – 7pm

International Alumni Panel: Navigating the Job Market

(title may change)

3/31/21

3pm - 4pm

TTR Class Presentation (transfer students)

4/6

12:45 PM – 1:35 Pm

Summer Opportunities Fair

Internships, summer/seasonal Jobs, etc.

4/7/21

TBD

 

 

Spring Semester Staffing Plan

 

 The Amica Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. The Amica Center offers both virtual and in-person appointments/consultations.  Students can easily make appointments by logging into BCC or by emailing careers@bryant.edu , or calling us at: 401-232-6090.

 

 

Who is the Amica Center for Career Education?

Amica Center STaff

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this (long!) e-newsletter, which spans from January 26, 2021, through the semester.  This e-newsletter is designed to keep you informed of major Amica Center programs and events that support your student’s career planning and success here at Bryant University.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out via email ( kgaw@bryant.edu ) or phone (401-232-6090).

On behalf of the entire team here in the Amica Center, best wishes –

Dr. Kevin Gaw
Executive Director
Amica Center for Career Education
kgaw@bryant.edu

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