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Greetings from the Amica Center for Career Education!

The Amica Center for Career Education has many opportunities planned for your student to upon to explore, plan and engage upon their career options - now through January.  Please review the events and programs below to learn more!

Upcoming Events and Programs
How-To: Get $$$ for Unpaid/Low Paid Summer Internships:   Wednesday, December 5, 12:30am – 2:30pm, Roto Media Wall-Salmo side.  Students can drop by to ask about the Summer Internship Fellowship and learn how they can apply to receive up to $2,000.00 toward an unpaid or low paid summer internship.

EXPLORE Programs & Alumni/Student Networking Events during Winter Break
Is your student looking for an internship or full-time opportunity?  Want them to meet employers on-site? Have your student join one or several of the Amica Center’s EXPLORE trips during the winter break.  On EXPLORE, students learn about internship opportunities and full-time roles at a variety of Bryant-relevant companies and organizations.  Students also connect with and learn from Bryant Alumni at an Alumni Networking Night, in each of the EXPLORE trip cities.   All EXPLORE trips are led by Amica Center staff.  When are the EXPLORE trips?

  • EXPLORE Boston - January 7 – 8, 2020
  • EXPLORE NYC - January 8 -10, 2020
  • EXPLORE NYC Fashion & Business - January 8 -12, 2020
  • EXPLORE CT - January 14 -15, 2020
  • EXPLORE DC - March 8 – 13, 2020. 

For more information on registration, site visits, and costs, contact pmiernic@bryant.edu or call 401-232-6539.

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. 

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 and is not too onerous.  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)

Summer Internship Fellowship Information

Save the Dates – Spring 2020 Semester!

  • Résumé Rally – Wednesday, February 12, 10:00am – 6:00pm   Fisher Student Center
    Students can meet with 20+ employers who volunteer to review résumés in a fun and informal setting.  It is a great way to meet recruiters before the fair!
  • Athletic Networking Night – Wednesday, February 12, 5pm – 7pm, TBA
    Some 20 employers, all of whom are sponsors for career events during the academic year, come to campus to specifically meet with student athletes for this event.  Knowing many of the athletes are just coming out of practice or training, there is no dress code for this informal event.  In the past, athletes have walked away with internship opportunities and job interviews!
  • Winter Career Fair & Internship Fair – Wednesday, February 19, 4:00pm – 7:00pm   MAC
    With over 90 companies attending, the Fair allows students to meet with and discuss career and internship opportunities for the summer and beyond.  Students can use the Career Fair App to see who is attending and to plan their day.

Did You Know?
Approaching Deadlines Spreadsheet – Sent Weekly to Students
Each week on Tuesdays we send Bryant students an EXCEL Spreadsheet that contains the listings for internships, co-ops and full-time positions that have closing application deadlines within two weeks. ALL of these opportunities (along with hundreds of others) are listed in detail in Bryant Career Connection (BCC), your student’s 24/7/365 online career planning tool.  On BCC, students can also:

  • Search & apply for over 2500 internships & jobs
  • 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!!

Common Recruiting Cycles – Not All Companies Recruit in the Fall!
Many Bryant students feel pressure in the fall semester, especially when they hear about friends securing employment as early as September or October.   It is true some industries now recruit early in the fall semester – much of this is driven by corporate competition to gain access to and secure talent before others might.   But many companies don’t engage this way, and still, of the many that do – they still recruit year-round.  The Common Recruiting Cycles handout (below) was developed to help students understand that recruiting is cyclical and there are opportunities throughout the year.  This doesn’t mean a student should coast at all!  But for those students who feel the pressure, it is important for them to know when they need to be ready as an applicant.  The chart does indeed help in this manner.

Recruiting Cycles Guide

Career Coaching
Since September, our Career Coaches have had over 500 coaching appointments!  The Coaches love seeing students take advantage of personalized career coaching since each person’s path from college to career is unique. Of those appointments, 10% have been first-year students deciding on majors or how to be ready for internships.  These are very proactive and engaged students!

Thank you for taking the time to read this e-newsletter, which spans from 11/19/19 through the beginning of next semester, which begins on 1/19/20.  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 team here in the Amica Center, best wishes for wonderful holidays -
Dr. Kevin Gaw
Executive Director
Amica Center for Career Education
kgaw@bryant.edu  

Amica Center Staff

 

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