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Career Fair

The Virtual Career Fair returned to Virginia Wesleyan University’s campus on Thursday Oct. 28 via Handshake. Handshake is a career development program that is available to all students and was the host of the event.

During the virtual fall career and internship fair, hosted from 1 p.m. through 4 p.m., students could meet one-on-one with companies or attend a group session. Companies that attended the event include the United States Secret
Service, Waffle House Inc., Alliance for Children’s Rights and other organizations from across the country.

Many of these organizations were looking for future employees for their industry, particularly looking at students graduating this term or the next, while others offered internships for the upcoming spring and summer

All organizations that attended the fair are currently listed on Handshake for students to view and reach out to in case they are interested and could not attend the fair.

Jessica Harrington, director of Career Development in the Lighthouse, said “we had a great employer turnout, with 39 employers participating virtually and over two times as many students participating as we had in the
spring. The Career Development Program looks forward to hosting our first in-person Career and Internship Fair since spring 2020 on March 10, 2022.”

For more information about upcoming Career Development opportunities, students should check their emails from Career Development and the Lighthouse.

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Education Week

From Nov. 16 through the 19, the Lighthouse is presenting a variety of events for International Education Week in an effort to promote the unity of International Students on campus as well as study away students.

Starting on Tuesday, Nov. 16, the Lighthouse, in partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, will be hosting World Bingo at 7 p.m. in the Lighthouse itself. Next, on Thursday, Nov. 18, students will be able to send
an international postcard in the Batten Student Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

On Friday, Nov. 19, two events will occur: Origami and Japanese Name Writing and a Scavenger Hunt. Starting at 11:30 a.m. through 1 p.m. students will meet in the Batten Student Center to practice and learn about the Japanese art of origami and name writing. After the event concludes,
students are invited to join the Lighthouse for a scavenger hunt starting at 2 p.m.

Global Engagement Director Mandy Reinig states that this event will “incorporate both study away and our international students to promote the new umbrella of Global Engagement during International Education week.”

For more information about these events and other upcoming global engagement events, be sure to check your weekly Lighthouse and Global Engagement emails or head into the Lighthouse located in Clarke Hall.

The Fin Zone:
Basketball Spectators

Spectators watch the Men’s Basketball game on Nov. 5.
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The Fin Zone is a new recurring event created by Student Activities, the Office of Recreation and Wellness and Virginia Wesleyan Athletics to get students involved with basketball and sport games as spectators. Now
that the COVID-19 restrictions have lessened, students can now attend sporting events for free as part of their attendance at the university.

In an effort to bring students back to sports games, students who attend basketball events at this time will be able to participate in relay races during half-time, get a Virginia Wesleyan foam finger on a first-come first-serve
basis, be able to get a Fin Zone t-shirt when the t-shirt cannon is used during the game and even be eligible win the Best Seat in the House for the next game.

Winners of the Best Seat in the House are allowed to sit on a comfy couch in front of the student section with a friend of choice for the next game on the calendar. The winner will also receive free dinner which will be delivered to the couch from the concessions stand. In order to win, students must be awarded the Fin Zone Finatic of the Week award.

By attending basketball games this season, Fin Zone participants will be entered for their chance to win a 42 inch screen TV with a year subscription to ESPN Plus. One of the first Fin Zone basketball events was Friday Nov. 5 at 12:30 p.m. where the Men’s Basketball team played NC Wesleyan. On Thursday, Nov. 4, in preparation for the game, students were given the opportunity to make signs for the game outside of the Student Activities office.