Vanguard’s Career Services to Host Job and Internship Fair on April 4

Looking to strengthen your professional portfolio and land a job or internship? Come to the multiple events Vanguard University’s career services is providing in preparation for the free Job and Internship Fair.

On Thursday, April 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m, Career Services’ Job and Internship Fair will host more than 20 different businesses and companies on Vanguard’s Heath Lawn.  This is a great opportunity for students and alumni to meet potential employers and make the next step in their professional development.

Leading up to the fair, career services is hosting a networking event and providing resume critiques by appointment. Communicating professionally, being confidant and forming a strong professional portfolio are a few of the valuable skills attendees will learn during these events.

The networking event is on Wednesday, March 27, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Forrest Room. Alumni and local employers will be in attendance to provide coaching for students to prepare for the Job and Internship Fair. Attendees should wear business casual dress. Also, appetizers and refreshments will be provided.

Resume critique appointments will be held on Thursday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students will learn ways to bolster their resumes to give them an edge in the hiring process. Contact career services to schedule your 15-minute appointment by emailing: careerservices@vanguard.edu.

Vanguard’s career services aims to provide students and alumni with resources to set them on their career path. The networking event, resume critiques and Vanguard University’s Job and Internship Fair are great first steps down that path.

So, dress your best, bring your resume and land the job or internship you are looking for!

To learn more about these events, click here.

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Vanguard University’s Marketing and Communications Department Receives Publication Awards

Vanguard University’s Marketing and Communications Department struck gold in the 28th Annual Education Advertising Awards, sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report.

Among the nearly 3,000 entries, Vanguard University’s undergraduate admissions student blog site received gold placement in the category of new media. The total number of gold awards granted was 167.

The Marketing and Communications Department also received awards in two other categories. Vanguard’s fall/winter magazine received a bronze award in the category of external publications. And Vanguard’s undergraduate admissions viewbook received a merit award in the student viewbook category.

According to HMR Publications, the Higher Education Marketing Report has been the nation’s leading marketing publication for higher education professionals, for the past 28 years.

To view the lists of the award winners, click here.

Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice Provides Support for Women Veterans

A four-page spread in Coast magazine highlighted the commitment of Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice (GCWJ) to provide a network for women veterans to connect and reintegrate into society upon their return from deployment.

Recognizing that transitioning back into civilian life and employment can be a difficult process; the GCWJ saw need for more aid focused on the unique challenges that women veterans face.  In response, the GCWJ created The Orange County Women Veterans Network (OCWVN) using a grant provided by the Employees Community Fund of Boeing California.

The network is an opportunity to connect the 9,600 women veterans in Orange County. Opening these lines of communication will allow women veterans to encourage one another with their stories and shared experiences.

With March being Women’s History Month, the GCWJ wants to honor women veterans by holding a gathering for them to share their stories and begin the process of coming together in their time of transition. The GCWJ will hold their annual Women in History program on March 25 from 4-6 p.m. in Needham Chapel, followed by a reception at Vanguard’s Veterans Courtyard of Honor. Everyone is invited to join the OCWVN for this special event. To RSVP, contact Alexis Miller by March 20.

Vanguard University’s Director and Professor of Nursing Dr. Mary Wickman, seen in the photo, will speak at the event. Now a retired U.S. Navy Captain, Dr. Wickman will share about her experience as a woman serving in the military. She is one of the featured service women in Coast magazine’s G.I. Janes spread.

To learn more about the Women’s History Month event, click here.

To view the online version of the women veterans spread in Coast magazine, click here. To learn more about Vanguard University’s veterans program, visit vanguard.edu/veterans

The Global Center for Women and Justice’s 2013 Ensure Justice “Cyber Exploitation” Conference Informed and Called Attendees to Action

On March 8-9, Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women & Justice (GCWJ) hosted the Ensure Justice “Cyber Exploitation” Conference to address the issue of internet and social media being used as tools for human sex trafficking.

Sandra Morgan, director of the GCWJ, said she was thrilled seeing the community and law enforcement come together to learn and share about the issues. Attendees learned about the online tactics used by predators, the indicators of human trafficking shown by victims and the strategies used to stop this modern-day form of slavery.

The conference’s speakers included: Ernie Allen, the president and CEO of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC); Dr. Laura Lederer, the president of Global Centurion and former senior advisor on human trafficking at the U.S. State Department; and Lisa Thompson, the director of the Initiative Against Sexual Trafficking for the Salvation Army.

At the start of the conference, Allen said: “Our challenge is to mobilize our communities, become indignant about what is happening to women and children in California, in America, and around the world, and to turn our indignation into action.” The conference focused on bringing awareness to the reality of these heinous crimes and their occurrence in attendee’s communities, not just in foreign countries.

There is a need to “break the myth of human trafficking as people in handcuffs and chains,” Morgan said, when detailing the immediacy of the issue arising in homes across America. “It happens to average kids and kids in socioeconomically low situations.”

Describing the issue in terms that all parents could understand, Morgan said that cyber exploitation “is the new highway” that parents must warn their children not to run into, and the worst part is “now the street is in your house.”

The conference called for parents to engage with their children and teach them the importance of being careful online.  “Facebook doesn’t have a stranger button,” Morgan said. Using the analogy of a mother asking her daughter daily if she has brushed her teeth, Morgan said repetition and engagement is needed to create safe internet and social media use in children as it continues to be more prevalent in society.

At the event, some free online videos from netsmartz.org, created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, were used to educate attendees on the issues of cyber exploitation. Morgan encourages everyone to make use of this free resource.

Morgan is already preparing for next year’s event taking place March 7-8, 2014. The topic will be “Why is She a Slave?” covering the gender issues that contribute to human sex trafficking.

To learn more about this year’s event and connect to speaker bios, click here.