Career Crossings Office prepares students in planning for future

first_imgTo equip Saint Mary’s women with resources and tools to guide them in planning for their lives after graduation, the Career Crossings Office (CCO) is hosting a variety of events this week to help students to start thinking about their future. Sarah Enck, assistant director of CCO, said the goal of this week is focused on what students in each respective class year need the most to set them up for career success.“Many students will come into our office for individual meetings with similar questions, and those questions revolve around feeling prepared for the next steps in their career journey,” Enck said. “We think these events are important for students, especially at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters, because we can talk to a group who may be struggling with the same things and have similar questions and they can find support from us and in one another.”This is the tenth consecutive year CCO has hosted the Junior and Senior Startup events. Enck said two years ago CCO introduced Sophomore Springboard to help guide sophomores in deciding their majors and prepare them for junior year.“Each year brings a different level of preparedness: sophomore year – officially choosing their major and feeling good about their resume; junior year – understanding the process of searching and landing an internship; senior year – gearing up for careers or graduate school after graduation,” she said. “By hosting these events during the second week of classes we hope students have a little more time and space to think and prepare because they haven’t quite been immersed into a busy semester yet.”In addition to these opportunities, CCO offers various opportunities and programs throughout the academic year to assist students in writing resumes, learning about internships, preparing for interviews, and talking about future career paths. All of these opportunities are available to students without a scheduled appointment, Enck said.“Every week we have open hours on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. – noon and Thursdays from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.” she said. “We have Coffee and Career Chat in the Spes Atrium from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. every Wednesday. We will also be hosting our Career and Internship Fair on September 12 from 4:30 – 7 p.m. in the Angela Athletic Center. We would love students to come and talk with the employers about internship and job opportunities.”Enck said these events have provided a great way for the CCO to maintain a presence on campus and make the organization more available to students. Prompting students to begin thinking about their options for the future at the beginning of the academic year allows them to get a good idea of what is needed from them to achieve their goals, to plan ahead and to ask for support when they need it, Enck explained.“We would love to have students come to these events,” she said. “It really helps to get similar students together to cover this information and help them feel more confident for life after graduation. We really hope that students go away with a solid game plan for the school year and feel confident in the resources they need for success.”Tags: Career Crossings Office, Career Prepartion, Internships, saint mary’slast_img read more

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Odds & Ends: Cheyenne Jackson’s Singing at the Grammys & More

first_img Tony Winners & More Tapped for Broadway Backwards Tony winners Len Cariou and Brian Stokes Mitchell, as well as On the Town’s Tony Yazbeck and Jackie Hoffman, You Can’t Take It With You’s Florence Henderson, Tituss Burgess, Ann Harada, Aaron Lazar, Florence Henderson and more will take part in Broadway Backwards, the annual benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the LGBT Community Center of New York. The special 10th Anniversary edition, set for March 9 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, will also feature favorite moments from years past (so, uh, please bring back Norm Lewis singing “Home” from The Wiz?). Our Social Media & Musical Theater Obsessions Combine Tony winner Karen Ziemba and Broadway vet John Bolton, who starred together in Curtains, will reunite for an industry reading of Social Life in February. The new musical features a score by Jeremiah Rosenthal, a book and lyrics by Ricky Dunlop and Alex Kantor, plus additional material by creator Chris Myers. Among those joining them is Ethan Slater. The tuner explores a social media-dominated world, where tweeting at the dinner table, vlogging and more are the norm. ‘Something’s Coming’ to the Grammys… Cheyenne Jackson! Could it be? Yes, it could! Great White Way alum and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award Winner Cheyenne Jackson will perform at the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony on February 8. The Broadway fave, now officially a Grammy nominee, can be heard on the recording of the San Francisco concert presentation of West Side Story, which is up for Best Musical Theater Album. Tune in online to catch his performance before the televised ceremony! Come Listen to the Freaks It’s been less than a month since Side Show shuttered on the Great White Way (for the second time) and honestly, we’re still trying to cope. Fortunately, we’ll soon be able to relive the belting, mixing and everything else that happened in that show with the new cast recording, which will now be available on February 24. While you wait, here are the production’s headliners Emily Padgett and Erin Davie performing the show’s signature number, “I Will Never Leave You.”center_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. View Commentslast_img read more

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Holcomb announces reappointments, including Camp Atterbury-Muscatatuck

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has announced reappointments to the Board of Tax Review, the Election Division of the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office, and the Indiana War Memorials Commission, as well as a new appointment to the State Board of Education.Board of Tax ReviewJonathan Elrod (Indianapolis) will continue his service on the board. His new term will expire Dec. 31, 2022.Election Division, Indiana Secretary of State’s OfficeJ. Bradley King (Indianapolis) will continue his service as co-director of the Election Division. His new term will expire Dec. 31, 2022.Angela M. Nussmeyer (Indianapolis) will continue her service as co-director of the Election Division. Her new term will expire Dec. 31, 2022.Indiana State Board of EducationGregory F. Gastineau (Fishers), teacher and coach at Hamilton Southeastern High School, will join the board. His term will expire June 30, 2021. Indiana War Memorials CommissionCol. Felicia Brokaw (Indianapolis), commander of Camp Atterbury-Muscatatuck, will continue her service on the commission. Her new term will expire Dec. 31, 2021.last_img read more

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Younger Hazard to leave Blues

first_img Hazard, the 21-year-old younger brother of Blues star Eden, moved to the Bundesliga side at the start of the season and, with his Chelsea deal expiring in the summer, he will now stay until 2020. Chelsea have retained a buy-back option on the Belgian, who also spent two seasons on loan with Zulte Waregem. Gladbach’s sporting director Max Eberl said: “Thorgan has shown what a great talent he is over the past few months. We are delighted we have managed to sign him, and that he has decided to play for Borussia over the next few years.” A Chelsea statement read: “Thorgan Hazard has today signed for Borussia Monchengladbach, with Chelsea having the right to exercise a future buy-back option. “Chelsea Football Club wishes Thorgan well for the future and will continue to monitor his progress.” Hazard will formally complete his move on July 1. Chelsea’s Thorgan Hazard has agreed to make his loan move to Borussia Monchengladbach permanent.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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High drama: NBS shuts down during 6-hour standoff with Police

first_img…as Marshals move to execute High Court order…Managers, security guards arrested…bank settles $59M paymentBy Jarryl BryanIt was high drama outside the New Building Society (NBS) as attempts to execute a High Court order on the entity’s properties resulted in a standoff between lawyers, bank officials and the Police.Lawyers for litigant Maurice Arjoon, accompanied by High Court Marshals, descended on New Building Society at noon on Tuesday to levy for a $59 million court awarded judgement. What followed after was a protracted standoff from out of a movie; a Police Officer, a court marshal and civilians were locked in the banking institution.A scene from outside the banking institutionThis situation necessitated the involvement of Deputy Commander of A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) and Senior Superintendent of Police, Wendell Blanhum, as well as other high-ranking Police ranks. According to Attorney Sanjeev Datadin, who is representing Arjoon, a number of NBS assets were seized leading up to the incident.Security guards being escorted by Police“They took away one of the vehicles… one of the vehicles has already been taken away. And then what happened, I think, the bank closed the doors with everyone that was inside and outside,” he related. “They’ve locked in a lawyer, they’ve locked in a (High Court) marshal, and they’ve locked in a Policeman. And the doors have not reopened; they haven’t allowed anyone in or out.”For more than four hours, the Police were held at bay. During this time, a number of other attorneys including Sase Gunraj and Senior Counsel Ralph Ramkarran arrived at the scene.While junior ranks formed a human cordon around the entrance of the bank, Police Officers managed to gain entry into the building and arrested two internal security officers of the bank for their alleged role in obstructing the order. During this time, a number of civilians remained in the bank, with the Police now able to take statements.Attorney-at-Law Sanjeev Datadin; NBS’s legal representative, Pauline Chase; Senior Counsel Ralph Ramkarran; and Deputy Commander of ‘A’ Division and Senior Superintendent of Police, Wendell Blanhum at the scene of the standoffLocked inAt about 16:45h, a number of NBS staff was allowed to leave the building. Though they all refused to comment, two workmen who were locked in the building related to media operatives that they were prevented from leaving.“The guard man locked the door. When we told him we wanted to (urinate), he said to (urinate) right in there,” one of the workers related. “All the customers and so talking to them and they ain’t want move. They ain’t want open the door,” another staff related.As the standoff wore on, NBS’s legal representative, Pauline Chase, was asked by media operatives about the bank’s actions. She explained that there was an application pending at the time to stay the judgement and as such, the litigants should have delayed their action.NBS acting General Manager Anil Beharry being taken into custodyHowever, after hours of standoff, a cheque to the tune of $59.3 million was made out to Maurice Arjoon; the bank’s dismissed former Chief Executive Officer who took them to court. Several of the bank’s Managers were subsequently arrested and whisked away by Police.The caseThe former CEO took NBS to court for his outstanding pension and other benefits in 2011. Arjoon had originally sued the lending agency for some $550 million in damages.High Court Judge, Justice Brassington Reynolds subsequently ruled in the dismissed CEO’s favour, awarding him more than $79 million in outstanding payments and benefits. The court also ruled that he should be paid a monthly pension of $372,498.The Judge further ordered that the former CEO should receive financial compensation for the damages he had suffered; and moreover, that he was entitled to his pension and severance benefits, in accordance with provisions stipulated in the laws of Guyana.last_img read more

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