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                                                                     Parent News You Can Use!

Greetings from the Amica Center for Career Education!

So much has transpired since the March 3rd Parent News You Can Use newsletter, as we all know.  I am deeply impressed with the focus and grit Bryant students have demonstrated as they engaged in coursework and services remotely. The faculty have also leaned in and rapidly shifted to online teaching. Like the students and faculty, we staff have transitioned to work-from-home and have been delivering all our services remotely. 

In this edition, you will learn about:

  • Virtual Villages – Read this!
  • Summer Services
  • Summer Chats
  • Career Coaching
  • The Guide
  • Online Workshops
  • Virtual Fairs
  • Hiring Bryant Talent
  • Did You Know?


Virtual Villages – An Excellent Summer Opportunity
Recognizing that students have lost summer internship opportunities due to the COVID-19 crisis, Bryant University is offering an alternative for these students: The Virtual Summer Research and Innovation Village!  The Virtual Villages will deepen student expertise in a specific field, develop analytical skills, and bolster student résumés.The Virtual Village experience will also provide undergraduate research opportunities and mentorship for students – with Bryant faculty.  Time is of the essence as there is a brief May 8th survey due.  Your student received an email from Bryant on May 5th about this program along with two attachments that detail how to sign up.

The Amica Center is open all summer!
We will be open throughout the summer and all services are available to all enrolled students and recent graduates, via remote delivery options. The services include:

  • 1:1 career coaching sessions
  • Job and internship search support
  • Résumé reviews
  • Mock interview practice
  • LinkedIn profile reviews
  • Senior (Class of ’20) Zoom chats (these will continue through the summer)
  • Zoom chats with student groups (open invites sent via our weekly student email)
  • Virtual career development workshops delivered through Zoom
  • Bryant Career Connection (BCC) - employers are HIRING!!!
    • Internships
    • Full-time entry-level positions
    • Position requiring some experience
  • The Job Source - a weekly job listing service for experienced (5+ years) alumni

Summer Chats
Our Chats (via Zoom) with students have been successful and we will continue to offer these throughout the summer, with Class of 2020 alumni and other student groups.  We offer West Coast Chats, too (9pm Smithfield time)!  Newest Chat development: We are arranging for a select group of employers to join us on the calls to share strategies to manage the current uncertain times.  Students learn of the Chats via email from our office. Participation just requires one to log in.  The Chats are informal opportunities to connect with Amica Center staff and ask questions.

Career Coaching
The Career Coaches continue to meet with students and alumni via Zoom and telephone. Students can request appointments via BCC or calling in during business hours (401-232-6090).  The Amica Center will offer career coaching throughout the summer for all continuing students as well as any recently graduated student.

The Guide
We update and publish the Guide frequently and Version 5.0 will be sent out to all students very soon.  All students received Version 4.0 last week by email – ask your student for a copy!  The Guide features the “List of Links,” quick access URLs that take students to job boards and other key resources.   The Guide is also accessible in the Resources Library in BCC and on our website (main page). If you have a resource you feel could be included in the Guide, please let me know!

Online Workshops
We will continue to offer online workshops throughout the summer.  The schedule of workshops is updated regularly in BCC, which your student can access.  Topics include résumé writing, LinkedIn profiles, job and internship search strategies, and more!

Virtual Fairs
We promote Virtual Fairs to expand the opportunities for students.  Below are upcoming virtual fairs in which Bryant students can participate (all times are Eastern):

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Careers & the Disabled Career Expo 
10:00am - 3:00pm

Thursday, May 14, 2020
Hire Heroes USA Veterans Virtual Career Fair
10:00am - 3:00pm

Friday, May 15, 2020 Virtual Career Fair
10:00am - 4:00pm

Wednesday, May 27, 2020    
STEM Diversity Career Expo 
10:00am – 3:00pm

Friday, May 29, 2020
STEM Veterans Virtual Career Fair
11:00am – 3:00pm

Want your Organization to Hire Bryant Talent?
The Amica Center continuously expands its employer database with organizations who seek talented, driven, and ready-to-work candidates Bryant students! 

Please help us with this effort by connecting us with your HR department or recruiters. My team can assist in setting up internships as well as recruiting programs for organizations.  Our online job board, Bryant Career Connection, offers employers a great way to post opportunities and recruit talent, right from their devices. 

You can share my contact information:

Dr. Kevin Gaw, Executive Director
Amica Center for Career Education

Did You Know?

Through Bryant Career Connection (BCC), your student can:

  • Search & apply for internships & jobs (opportunities all over the US)
  • Create a profile that will help match them with great opportunities
  • Schedule an appointment with a Career Coach
  • See upcoming career-oriented educational programs & events (over 100 annually)
  • Access the Amica Center’s numerous helpful guides
  • Practice and develop interview skills through the Mock Interview Module – from any device
  • And so much more!!


Who is the Amica Center for Career Education?

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Thank you for taking the time to read this e-newsletter.  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 ( 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

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