You can apply for opportunities through the Student Center - Center for Career Development - Winter Break Opportunities.

Applications are due October 31 by 11:59 p.m.

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Job Shadowing:

Sarah Baldwin ‘2009, Program Coordinator, Training, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Marcus Autism Center. (Location: Atlanta, GA) Shadow Description: The training office at Marcus Autism Center develops and supports local, state, regional, national and international activities that translate and disseminate knowledge derived from the other primary mission-related domains of the center (research and clinical services) through innovative and effective modes of instruction. Marcus Autism Center is committed to training current and future generations of researchers, clinicians, and other professionals who may interact with individuals who live on the autism spectrum. Training activities are sponsored throughout Georgia and beyond, including brief observations, practica, scholarly preceptorships, internships and fellowships, as well as public lectures, grand rounds, and continuing education workshops and symposia. The center enjoys strong connections with other training and education entities in the region and around the U.S. This shadowing experience can include the Program Coordinator for all training experiences in clinical and non-clinical settings. With addition approval, students can observe psychologists, behavioral therapists, OT, SLPs and Board Certified Behavior Analysts. Students interested in Applied Behavior Analysis will also find beneficial shadowing opportunities. REQUIREMENTS: Background check required; Medical Compliance required (i.e. vaccines, etc.)

Jennifer Bowermaster (Friend of the College), Director of Human Resources, Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA (Location: Harrisburg, PA). Shadow Description: The student should plan on being at our Harrisburg office at 9:30 am. They will meet with HR, Communications, Fund Development, Membership and Product Sales. Lunch will be provided. The student will be finished around 3 pm.

Cheryl CascianoP‘2021, Business Outreach Consultant, NJ Dept of Labor & Workforce Development, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (Location: Trenton, NJ)  Shadow Description: Students will meet with representatives of various government agencies, including the NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation(DVR), Mercer County One Stop Career Center and Federal Job Corps. At DVR, students will gain a thorough understanding of services provided to individuals with disabilities, the range of disabilities seen by our staff and the barriers to employment posed by these disabling conditions. Students will learn about the daily operations of a government service provider and how DVR works with local companies and large corporations to increase employment outcomes for job seekers with disabilities. Students will gain insight into the vocational guidance and counseling process and hear about the tools DVR counselors use to be more effective in their jobs.

Cassie Pickens Jewell, 2004, Lead Program Analyst, Mathematica Policy Research (Location: Princton, NJ)  Shadow Description: Mathematica is an employee-owned, for-profit company dedicated to improving public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on information collection and analysis. Students involved in the job shadowing program will learn more about Mathematica's work domestic and public policy, in both the survey research and policy research divisions, and the different career opportunities available at the company.

Cheryl Kamen ‘1982, LMSW, Director of Henry Street Settlement Senior Center(Location: New York, NY) Shadow Description: Staff and/or department meetings, interaction with older adult participants, participation in activities/events; sit-in on walk-in social services, if interested. Lunch is included. As Program Director for the Senior Center, I can offer a mix of administrative experiences, one-on-one services and opportunities to meet and interact with the senior members throughout the day.

Allison Meckley ‘2005, Alumni Relations Coordinator, Leadership York. (Location: York, PA) Shadow Description: Leadership York's mission is to train, connect, and inspire individuals to serve the York community in volunteer leadership positions. Through six different leadership training programs, we embrace innovative practices and an entrepreneurial spirit to continue to attract, engage, and develop York County's future servant leaders. This one day job shadowing takes an inside look at our services, community, and vision.

Tom Shaffer ‘1987, Executive VP, Sales/Marketing/Strategy, Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) (Location: Edison, NJ)  Shadow Description: MTF is the nations largest tissue bank. While we are a medical device company, we are also a 501(c)3 not for profit. We operate in 53 countries and provide therapeutic human biologcs to surgeons, hospitals and health systems. Each student will get to learn about our mission, how to operate as a dynamic medical device company in the complicated healthcare environment, while fulfilling our mission. They will understand how we market, brand, educate, craft strategic and operation plans, and how we work with the communities and countries we serve to educate on the benefits of tissue donation.

Laurie Whitsel P‘2019, Director of Policy Research, American Heart Association (Location: Washington, DC)  Shadow Description: Will introduce students to health policy and the policy research work of the American Heart Association. Policy areas covered will depend on the shadowing date and the ever-changing political landscape but may include upstream prevention issues including nutrition, physical activity, obesity prevention or other parts of our policy agenda encompassing hypertension treatment and control, systems of care, health IT, access to care and cardiac and stroke rehabilitation. The association’s policy research department provides evidence-review, modeling, and policy development as the foundation for the American Heart Association’s advocacy work at the national and state level. The shadowing experience will take place in our DC office.

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