Category Archives: Career Development

Congrats to student selected for summer pre-professional health program!

Congratulations to NVCC student Sabrina Melendez-Rosales who was selected from a national pool of applicants as one of 80 metro-DC scholars for participation in the Summer Health Professions Education Program sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Sabrina will serve as a SHPEP scholar and take part in a pre-medical enrichment program involving academics, medical school application preparation, clinical shadowing, and networking opportunities from June 6 – July 16. SHPEP is regionally hosted by Howard University Hospital and Medical School. Congratulations to Sabrina on this important next step toward becoming a medical doctor! For further information and assistance applying for the summer 2022 program, have a look at the “Opportunities For Students” section of this webpage. Applications are usually due in early March for the summer session.

Bored at home? Wanna take classes for free?

Harvard University is offering 70 of its online classes for free (liberal arts, science, computer science). Though you won’t earn credits or receive a diploma/certificate, you can use your time to: prepare for a future class, investigate an area of interest, and stay focused on your education.  Of particular note in Harvard’s online offerings: their high production values and effective use of videos with the professor and text/image overlays.

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Paid Internship at USGS

Calling NVCC students! Have an interest in how science/technology, the law, and business development intersect? Maybe you didn’t know they intersect? The United States Geological Survey (USGS) based in Reston, VA is looking to hire you for a paid internship through the fall semester. The USGS is a federal agency that studies the natural resources of the US and encompasses four scientific disciplines: biology, hydrology, geography, and geology. Contact me via email for additional application information on this amazing opportunity.

NHGRI’s Short Course on Genomics

Great opportunity in early August to be invited back as an alumnus to the National Human Genome Research Institute’s annual Genomics Short Course teaching workshop on National Institute of Health’s (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Super chance to re-connect with staff and meet other instructors refining their teaching plans. Engaging workshops in sequencing and CRISPR-CAS9! Colleagues: plan to apply for next year’s session in mid-January 2019.

Job Search/Career Events – This Week On Alexandria Campus

Attached are the events starting this Monday on Alexandria campus relating to job searches and career development. I will be at the Networking Event on Thursday for a brief period starting at 3pm. Please email me if you have questions about any events (eg., you are unsure what the session covers). Great programs all around, I’d highly encourage students finding time to attend as many of these as possible. We faculty members participate in these events because they are as important as in class learning to your future success!