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February 26, 2013

Volunteer Opportunity!

"One in Six People in Southwest Virginia struggles to have adequate access to food."  More than 60,000 lbs of food is rescued every month thanks to the volunteers at Feeding America Southwest Virginia.  Volunteers rescue food by sorting dented cans, crushed boxes, or other superficially damaged food to ensure the food inside is safe and consumable.

Feeding America Southwest Virginia- Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Be a Quality Assurance Volunteer and help rescue food before it goes out into the community!   Transportation is provided!

Time: 1pm-4pm (We will leave VWCC around 12:15)

Email Lori Mier, Volunteer Coordinator, at lmier@virginiawestern.edu to sign up for this event.

Student Council: Discuss Food Vendors and Career Services

Student Council – This Week

Join us for the next meeting - Wednesday, February 27 at 2 p.m. in Thomas Center, Room 205. Food will be provided!

Special Guests: Representative from Financial Services will discuss food vendors and food options at Virginia Western. Representative from Hall Associates Career Center will discuss upcoming opportunities for job searching.

Have questions or concerns about these topics? Join us!


The Student Council is an organization where students can share ideas, opinions, and make recommendations to college staff! The Student Council meets twice monthly and is open to all Virginia Western students!

Other upcoming guests this semester include – QEP/Advising Project Representative and Financial Aid Representative. Check the bulletin for dates!

Contact Chair Lynsey Wyatt at lgw2836@email.vccs.edu with questions!

February 25, 2013

Looking For Employment?

The Hall Career Center is hosting a number of events to help students find employment.

1. Lowe's Application Sessions:

  • What: Lowe's Employment Application & Screening Sessions
  • When: Wednesday, February 27th
  • Time: 2 sessions- 1:00-2:00 & 4:00-5:00
  • Where: W217
  • Registration: Yes in the Hall Career Center

Meet & talk with the HR representative from Lowe's about available positions, requirements, and get help with the application process during these sessions.

 2. Focused Career Fair open to majors in:


What:  Health Technology & Wellness Career Fair
When: Thursday, February 28th, 2013; 12-4
Where: VWCC Gym

 Register for this event in THE HALL CAREER CENTER- Thomas Center G202

3. Recruiters:

  • 2/25  Home Depot- 8-5
  • 2/26 National Guard- 11-4
  • 2/28 Army - 11-4

Talk to your future employer on campus!!!

 4. One of the LARGEST Career Fairs:

 The purpose of the Career Premiere Fair  is to share information with college students and graduates about career and internship opportunities at participating organizations.

  • What: Career Premiere Fair
  • When: Thursday, March 28, 2013 From 11:00-3:00
  • Where: Salem Civic Center
  • Registration: Yes in the Hall Career Center
  • Open to: ALL Students

Pre-registration required by Thursday,  3/21/13

5. Chamber of Commerce Career Focus Dinners:

The Chamber of Commerce host visits to different companies throughout the Roanoke Valley. This allows students to visit and walk through a company while listening to a presentation from the companies HR department. The presentation includes the hiring process, what departments the company has, a Q & A session and much more..... Sign up in the Hall Career Center TODAY and visit one of the following companies:

*Transportation provided to ALL dinners*

  • Coca-Cola- March 7; 4:30-7pm
  • StellarOne Bank- March 14; 4:30-7pm
  • WSLQ FM Broadcasting- March 21; 4:30-7:00
  • Western VA Water Authority-April 4; 4:30-7pm

Pre-registration required ONE week before each dinner.

6. Lunch Leads:

Learn how your credit can affect your employment!

  • What: -Money Management International on Credit
  • When: March 14; 12:00-1:30
  • Where: Natural Science Center
  • Registration: Yes in the Hall Career Center
  • Open to: ALL students

Pre-registration required by – Monday, 03/11/13

 **Please contact the Hall Career Center for registration/information 540-857-7298**





The Hall Career Center will be hosting Resume Power Hour every Monday between 11 a.m. and noon. This is a drop-in, first-come, first-served service! Bring a hard copy of your resume and have it reviewed by one of our professional. Resume Power Hour is a few minute informational session that will help you tweak your resume to the needs of your potential employer. Any questions please call 540-857-7298!!

Hot Topic, February 27


WHEN:  Wednesday, February 27; 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Webber Hall 311
FACILITATOR:  Mrs. Yvonne Campbell

This is a web-based program that uses tools aimed at helping users explore careers and the applicable education needed. Focus will be on aiding students in career exploration by setting up a personal account, accessing site features, taking career assessments, and reviewing career possibilities based on Wizard assessment results. This is a great way to “kick start” your career search while learning more about specific occupations.

Ms. Desiree Frye
Retention Services
(540) 857-7583


Visit Virginia Tech, Radford and Roanoke College!

Are you interested in Virginia Tech, Radford University or Roanoke College? Sign up for next week's COLLEGE CRAWL!

You will get an opportunity to meet with an admissions specialist and take a tour of each school! We will eat lunch at Virginia Tech's D2 Dining Facility!

When: Friday, March 1 - Bus Leaves VWCC at 8 am

Where: Visit Roanoke College, Virginia Tech and Radford University

Details: Trip will include meal, tours and transportation on a charter bus to all schools (comfortable ride!). Bus departs at 8 am and will get back to VWCC by 6 pm.

Sign up in the Student Activities Office (Thomas Center, Room 210).

Contact Natasha Lee for more information at NLee@virginiawestern.edu or call 540-857-6326.


Roanoke College On-site Review- Feb 27

Roanoke College On-site Review- Feb 27

Roanoke College will be on campus Wednesday, Feb. 27 to conduct on site-reviews. This is a great opportunity to sit down with a representative from Roanoke College and have your application reviewed and receive an admissions decision on the spot! Appointments will be made in 30 minute increments from 10am-12:30. To make an appointment, please email me at schichester@virginiawestern.edu or come to the Advising and Retention office in Chapman Hall, Room 120. Walk-ins will be worked into the schedule as time permits. The Roanoke College on-site reviews will be located on the first floor lobby of the Business Science Hall.      

What you need to bring to your appointment:

Paper copy of your Roanoke College application

Copies of your college transcript (unofficial are accepted)

High School transcript (needed only if this is your first semester at VWCC)


Please contact me with any questions.


Radford University On-Site Admissions

Radford University On-Site Admissions

Dates: Tuesday, February 26th 2013 & Thursday, April 18th 2013  

Contact Steven Chichester in the Advising & Retention Office (Chapman Hall C120) to register.  You must bring your completed application and ALL transcripts in order to register for the event.

What to Bring  

-          Completed online or paper application to Radford.

-          Your personal statement (optional)  and $50 application fee or fee waiver (if completing the paper application)

-          Bring official transcripts from ALL colleges & universities previously attended (unofficial transcripts will not be reviewed)

-          Bring official high school transcripts (necessary for students with fewer than 24 transferable credits or do not have college level math)

-          If you have fewer than 24 transferable hours of credit, bring copies of your ACT and/or SAT test scores


-          International Students Only:  Apply Online  7 days in advance or bring a completed International Admissions Application

-          Bring documentation: visa, green card and/or other necessary documents if you are not a U.S. citizen. (May need evidence of English proficiency; e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, SAT or English 101/102 grades.) Bring a bank statement (dated no more than 12 months prior) for the planned term of entry to RU which discloses the specific amount of money (in U.S. Dollars) immediately available for your next year of studies. (A minimum of $33,736 is required)  and a letter of support from your financial sponsor (multiple sponsors are accepted) or use our Confidential Statement of Financial Support found at: http://www.radford.edu/content/dam/departments/administrative/admissions/content-files/2012FinancialStatement.pdf

What Happens at On-Site Admissions

  • You will meet with an admissions representative
  • You will receive an admissions decision
  • You may find out more about transfer scholarships
  • You may learn about the details for placement exams, transfer orientation and  academic advising
  • You may get information about campus resources to help you succeed at the University

For more information, call the Radford Office of Admissions at 540-831-5371, or e-mail: admissions@radford.edu


Parenting Student Meeting

OPPSS Program (Office of Pregnant & Parenting Student Services)



Please attend the Students as Parents Group Meeting on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 in the Natural Science Center 2-3pm.

No Speaker. This is your time to meet other parents, plan events or just vent. There have been suggestions to enter a team in the March of Dimes walk and to have an end of semester family event. But we can’t do these things without your input and participation. Please plan to attend this meeting.

All Students who are Parents or Pregnant are invited. Come and become a part of the VWCC Student Parents Community.

Gwen Johnson, Coordinator
Duncan 117, 857-6685

A Semester of Service- March Events

 'A Semester of Service' provides students the opportunity to serve their community through group involvement that builds relationships, expands the mind and enriches the spirit. 

Each month the volunteer coordinator will coordinate one or two service project events, taking a small group of students to volunteer at the designated organization.  Transportation is provided.

March Service Projects:

Feeding America Southwest Virginia- Wednesday, March 20, 2013

"One in Six People in Southwest Virginia struggles to have adequate access to food."  More than 60,000 lbs of food is rescued every month thanks to the volunteers at Feeding America Southwest Virginia.  Volunteers rescue food by sorting dented cans, crushed boxes, or other superficially damaged food to ensure the food inside is safe and consumable.

Be a Quality Assurance Volunteer and help rescue food before it goes out into the community!   

Time: 1pm-4pm (We will leave VWCC around 12:15)

S. Roanoke nursing Home- Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Nursing home residents often look forward to scheduled activities including card games, crafts and musical performances.  When volunteers visit, the residents receive extra one-on-one attention which can be rewarding for everyone involved.

Spend time with residents at the South Roanoke Nursing Home! 

We will leave VWCC around 1:30 p.m. and return around 3:15. 

Please contact Lori Mier, Volunteer Coordinator at lmier@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6688 to attend one of these service events.  Limited seats available!