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Fall 2009

What's Going On

After a productive summer, Longwood University's Academic & Career Advising Center is gearing up for the beginning of the Fall Semester. We have implemented several new social media outlets, obtained a webcam and Skype software, have organized an on-campus job and internship fair, and are already seeing students looking for employment opportunities - and the semester hasn't even started yet!
To make life a little easier for everyone, this year we have started managing registration for Longwood's on-campus Job & Internship Fairs online allowing us to accept payment for the fair by credit card. We are very excited that students and employers alike are already registering!

Additionally, we are thrilled to have several employers schedule recruiting visits and information sessions on campus already. We look forward to connecting them with Longwood students!

Finally, the Academic & Career Advising Center is proud to deploy the first edition of the Recruiter Review newsletter. Given the tough economic situation, we hope that this newsletter will keep you as recruiters in the loop of what's going on at Longwood, even if you can't come to campus to interview or don't have open positions to fill. Please explore the information below and contact us with any suggestions or questions. Recruiters are integral to the success of Longwood students and we are always looking for opportunities to build relationships with you. Be sure to visit us the Employers section of our website!


Upcoming Career Fairs

Longwood Job & Internship Fair

Attendees at a job and internship fairSeptember 30, 2009
The Fall Longwood Job & Internship Fair will be held on Wednesday September, 30th from 1pm - 5pm in the Grand Dining Hall. We invite you to come and speak with Longwood students about opportunities within your organizations. Register online. Hurry, early bird registration ends Sept 9th! We now accept payments by credit card!


CHALLENGE logoNovember 5, 2009
CHALLENGE is an award winning career fair designed to bring juniors, seniors and recent graduates together with representatives from various companies and agencies. It is an effective way for employers to meet and recruit students from 8 prestigious Virginia higher education institutions, as well as students from 9 Career Premiere Institutions. Visit the CHALLENGE website for more information.


On-Campus Recruiting

It has never been easier to recruit Longwood students!

  • Post Jobs & Internships
  • Host an Information Table
  • Conduct an Information Session
  • Receive Resumes (with no commitment to come to campus)
  • Interview on Campus

Can't make it to campus but still want to interview Longwood students? Contact us about using Skype to interview from a distance!

With the variety of options available for recruiting Longwood students, we are happy to work with you to find what resource best meets your company's needs. Please contact Lynn Estes, Recruitment Coordinator at 434-395-2063 or career@longwood.edu.


Alum Of The Month

Remax LogoKyle Taylor
ReMax Commonwealth
Business Administration

Please provide a little background information about your company and what your position entails.
I work for ReMax Commonwealth, I am the Lead Marketing Coordinator, meaning that I am the head of Marketing for a Top Ten real estate team. We are currently ranked 13 in the state of Virginia out of over 6,500 agents. We are ranked third in our region. I oversee all magazine, newspaper, publications, and over 85 websites that we advertise on.

As my side job, I work for Cox Radio. Through Cox Radio, I am a Promotions Assistant for WKHK 95.3. I assist the Promotions Director with concerts, remotes and morning shows.

Another organization I have recently begun affiliation with is National Adult Baseball Association. I am the founder, league president and commissioner for the league in the city of Richmond. It is an 18 yr old and up baseball league that I started in Richmond. We currently have 6 teams and 90+ players in the league.

What path did you take to get where you are now?
At Longwood, I was a brother of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity. I was also a member of the America Marketing Association. I completed my internship through Enterprise Rent-a-Car.

Do you have a successful Longwood alum working for you? Nominate them as Alum of the Month.


Increase Your Presence On Campus

To establish or increase your presence on campus, consider:

  • Sharing your experience through an industry information panel or presentation to classes
  • Facilitating workshops on a variety of topics such as etiquette, cover letter and resume writing, career fair preparation, interviewing, etc.
  • Participating in mock interviews
  • Providing feedback on student resumes

Have other ideas or interest areas? We would love to hear them!


Internships: Student Spotlight

Melissa SnookMelissa Snook
Communication Studies

Where and when did you complete your internship?
Ntelos Wireless Pavilion (Portsmouth, Va)

What process did you go through to get your internship?
Initially I called the Pavilion to see if they offered internship opportunities. When they said that they did I sent in a resume and cover letter via e-mail. After they reviewed them the Pavilion called me for a phone interview and I started working for them once the semester was over.

What resources did you use to find your internship?
Before seeking internships, I actually used the career center's services. They helped me revise my resume and practice interviewing skills. I also did a lot of networking to find my internship.

What was most unique about your experience/placement?
I guess the most unique thing about my internship was the staff that I worked with. The management team for the Pavilion was small so it created a closer/friendlier atmosphere. Additionally, I felt like I was part of the team and that my input mattered.

What was the most valuable lesson you will take away from your experience? How has this experience shaped your career direction/path?
The most valuable lessons that I took away from my experience would be the fact that work can be fun. Prior to interning with the Pavilion I didn't really know what I was going to do with my degree after graduation. I knew that I didn't want a boring, monotonous job but I wasn't sure how to avoid it. Now I know that the entertainment industry applies my degree but can also be enjoyable every day.

What advice do you have for underclassmen seeking internship opportunities?
For underclassmen seeking internship opportunities, I would say think outside the box. This is your chance to see if your goals/dreams fit you. Go big and don't hold back. You never know where it can take you.


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About This Newsletter

The Academic & Career Advising Center at Longwood University strives to establish and maintain effective partnerships with a diverse representation of companies and organizations. As a courtesy, this newsletter is published twice a year in effort to keep employers informed of happenings at Longwood and opportunities to get involved.

If you wish to unsubscribe from this service please email the Academic & Career Advising Center. Be sure to include your name and company in the body of the email.

For more information on employer services offered by the Academic & Career Advising Center, please visit our web site at http://www.longwood.edu/career/employers/index.htm.

This page is compiled and edited by Kate Morgan, Assistant Director. For inquiries, comments or suggestions for content, contact Kate at morgankb@longwood.edu.


Important Dates

  • August 24 - Classes Begin
  • September 7 - Labor Day Holiday
  • September 30 - Longwood Job & Internship Fair
  • October 12-13 - Fall Break - No Classes
  • November 5 - Challenge Job & Internship Fair
  • November 25-27 - Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 4 - Classes End

Recruiting Calendar (pdf)


A Little About Longwood

Longwood is a co-educational, comprehensive university offering over 100 programs leading to bachelor's and master's degrees. U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Surveyranks Longwood as a top regional public school in the south.

Founded in 1839, Longwood is one of the oldest colleges in the U.S. Formerly a college for women, Longwood became co-educational in 1976.

On July 1, 2002, Longwood College became Longwood University!


Contact Us!

Feel free to contact us at any time by calling 434-395-2063 or emailing career@longwood.edu.