VCU Celebrates Rams Scholar Week

Rams Scholar Week, which will take place Feb. 1-5, celebrates the accomplishments of VCU students, while promoting their future success. The week is comprised of a variety of events sponsored by Residential Life and Housing, VCU Career Services, University Counseling Services and National Residence Hall Honorary.

“This week is focused on celebrating the academic achievements of our students within the residence halls, but also ensuring we connect our students, who may have struggled last semester to the resources on campus to better their college experience and GPA,” Megan Thurston, Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing, said.

The events, geared towards students success beyond just the classroom, range from direct career help through interview tips and resume building to personal development skills such as stress management and work-life balance.

“We often get questions from students regarding professional appearance,” Brian Nicholas, Communications Coordinator at VCU Career Services said. “The world of work is complex and different industries have different standards of “professional dress”. If we can demystify this for students, we can help them find a balance between industry standards of attire and the student’s individual style.”

Those looking to improve both their academic and professional life are encouraged to attend the following events:

Don’t Use a Selfie: Take a Professional LinkedIn Photo with Career Services

Tuesday, Feb. 2  from 1-3 p.m. in the Career Services Center, University Student Commons

The Career Services Center wants to help you build your professional image! Drop by the Career Services Center from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2 to get a free professional headshot for your LinkedIn profile page and social media platforms.

Dressing the Part

Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 6-7 p.m. in West Grace North, 1030J

Those looking to brush up on their resume or learn more about interviewing skills are encouraged to attend Dressing the Part, an hour-long interactive program that focuses on how to market yourself and your academic achievements after college. Attendees will learn about how to polish their resume, confidently succeed in an interview and dress for success.

Ram’s Scholars Reception

This invite-only event takes place Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 1-3 p.m. in the Virginia Rooms, University Student Commons.

All Fall 2015 Dean’s List recipients living in residence halls are eligible to attend the Ram’s Scholars reception taking place on Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. in the Virginia Rooms, located in University Student Commons.

Study Jam

Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 3-6 p.m. in Richmond Salons 1-2, University Student Commons

Students are invited to attend Study Jam, an open study space used to study and collaborate with other students. Free food and prizes will be available for attendees.

Stress Management Session

Thursday, Feb. 4 from 12-1 p.m. in Brandt Hall Community Room

The Associated Press reports that 8 out of 10 college students report being “stressed.” Learn about how to identify and develop coping skills around managing stress and work-life balance during this group session held by the University Counseling Center.

Students are also encouraged to tweet a picture of their favorite study place to vcu_housing between Feb. 1-5 with the hashtag #studyspace for a chance to win a VCU travel mug.

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