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Greetings from the Amica Center for Career Education!

The Amica Center has many planned opportunities for your student to engage upon so they can explore their career options - now through the end of the semester (May 16 -Commencement).  Please review the events and programs below to learn more!

In this edition, you will learn about:

  • Upcoming Events and Deadlines for Students
  • The Washington Center (TWC)
  • Summer Internship Fellowship
  • The Internship Registry
  • Hiring Bryant Talent
  • Did You Know?
  • …and more!

Upcoming Amica Center Events and Programs (on campus, unless otherwise noted) 

  • Juniors in Psychology will visit the Amica Center to learn about their Senior Capstone projects and learn how to find internships in their interest areas (3/4; 3pm – 4pm)
  • Transfer Student Seminars – Transfer students will visit the Amica Center throughout March to learn about career services and tips for successful career development while at Bryant (starts 3/5; based on class schedule).
  • Elevator Pitch…In an Elevator!  Students will practice their elevator pitches in an elevator – Hosted by Amica Center and our employer partners at Liberty Mutual (3/18 and 3/19; TBA)
  • Culture Inc.: Inclusive Excellence in the Workplace – a panel of employers will share insights on diversity, inclusion and excellence in the workplace (3/18, 4pm-5:30pm)

In the works:

  • Seasonal/Summer Retail Hiring Event  - Plans are underway for the part-time Seasonal/Summer Retail hiring event. Several retailers from the area and beyond are looking for summer help. Representatives will be on campus to accept applications and schedule interviews for those looking to secure their summer plans. Date and time soon to be announced.
  • “I Got a Job!” Bell Ringing for Seniors
    Has your son or daughter accepted a full time job to start after graduation? Let us celebrate with you! Stop by the Amica Center on May 15th anytime between 1pm & 4pm to watch your senior ring the “I Got a Job” bell! Take videos and pictures, cheer, clap and add another memory to commencement week.

Please know we offer additional programs and events for students, all of which are listed on Bryant Career Connection, the students’ online 24/7 job and internship board.

Amica Center Deadlines to Know:
Summer 2020 deadlines for the Academic Internship Program:
             June 5, 2020: Last day to get Banner enrollment form from Academic Advisor and submit this Employer Contact form to Amica Center.
             June 13, 2020: All registration steps must be completed

Summer Internship Fellowship Program
             April 8, 2020: Applications and supporting documents due

The Washington Center Program (TWC)  
Live, learn and work for a semester in D.C. while earning up to 12 credits!

  • Minimum 75 academic credits must be completed prior to starting the program
  • Students should speak with TWC liaison, Denise Gormley, to learn more about eligibility requirements, tuition, and the application process. (dgormley@bryant.edu; 404-232-6169)
  • All majors welcome to apply. Students interview and are placed depending on areas of academic interest.

 NOTE: Students who wish to complete an internship for academic credit should speak with one of our internship coordinators (Denise Gormley and Heather Grim) about student eligibility, internship criteria, and the approval and registration processes.

Summer Internship Fellowship
Each year, the Amica Center awards up to $2,000 to students who have secured unpaid or very low paying summer internships.  We know students sometimes will forego an excellent learning experience for a summer job simply because of their finances.  It is our hope the Summer Internship Fellowship helps offset this situation.Filing deadline is: April 15, 2020 

Funding for the Fellowship program comes from our operating budget, individual gifts to the fund, and the generous gift of Alumnae Judith Allen (’55), who established the Ledger Morrison Endowed Internship Fund, which itself provides funds for an unpaid arts and culture-oriented internship.  Fellowship funds can used toward commute/travel costs, the summer internship course fee (if for credit), daily meals, housing, or other internship associated costs.

The online application for the Summer Internship Fellowship goes live February 1 st in Banner.  The Fellowship is open to all students, domestic and international, all class levels, from and both the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business.  The internships can be for academic credit or not.   Awardees have interned regionally, nationally and internationally.  Here is a listing of some of the past internship sites:

Bar-Ilan University (Israel)
BBQ Land (China)
Capital Good Fund (RI)
Caravan Studios (CA)
Catholic Charities (NJ)
Crotched Mountain (NH)
Cystic-Fibrosis Foundation (CT)
Endeavor Global (NY)
Grupo Sala (Colombia)
Guggenheim Museum (NY)
Jersey Shore University Medical Center (NJ)
Krupp Group (NY)
Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team (Australia)
Lowell General Hospital (MA)
Massachusetts General Hospital (MA)

MD Anderson Medical Center & Rice University (TX)
Nashua Silver Knights (NH)
New Tradition Media (NY)
Peabody Essex Museum (MA)
Rhode Island Public Defenders (RI)
Rhode Island State Internship Program (RI)
Save the Children (CT)
The Boston Cannons (MA)
The Nantucket Project (CT)
The Washington Center (DC)
Townsquare Media New Bedford (MA)
U.S. Congressional Offices (CT, DC & RI)
WaterFire Providence (RI)
Women’s Sports Foundation (NY)
Yale-New Haven Hospital (CT)

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Non-Credit Internship Registry – A New Service
The Amica Center is launching a new service for students – the Non-Credit Internship Registry

Employers want students to complete internships because internships provide significant discipline-related real-world learning and experience.  Internships expose and train students to an organization’s work processes, culture, and expectations.  Internships are like a long interview – and many convert to full-time jobs.  We also know that completed internships command higher starting salaries. 

If an internship is completed for academic credit, it is officially documented via the academic transcript and is notated within Banner (Bryant’s student information system).  But -- if an internship is not completed for academic credit (a.k.a., a non-credit internship), that internship is not officially verified by Bryant University and is not on the academic transcript. Our goal with the Non-Credit Internship Registry is to offer students a way to have non-credit internships verified by the Amica Center.  While the registry is not part of the official academic transcript, it offers documentation that otherwise would not be available to students and employers.

Beginning for the 2020 Summer cycle of non-credit internships, the Amica Center will verify non-credit internships that students complete and register with our office.  This new service will maintain a record of completion which students and employers can query by request. Students will also receive an Amica Center document verifying the completion of the non-credit internship.  Students must register the internship with the Amica Center to have it verified and documented (a process which includes our office contacting the internship site).  

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 a 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
kgaw@bryant.edu
401-232-6090
linkedin.com/in/kevingaw

Did You Know?

The vision of the Amica Center for Career Education is that every individual is empowered to experience personal and professional success throughout life.

Our mission is to guide students and alumni as they explore, discover, and connect with their personal and professional goals.

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

  • Search & apply for over 2500 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!!

Career coaching is offered to students throughout the year – including the summer!  We can provide service via phone and Skype, too, so no distance is too far.  Students can make appointments by phone, in person, or through their Bryant Career Connection account.

Who is the Amica Center for Career Education?

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Thank you for taking the time to read this e-newsletter, which spans from 3/3/2020 through Commencement (May 16th).  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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