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Job/Internship of the Week
Human Resources Intern
VTM, Inc.

VTM Group’s Human Resources department has a three month intern opening available due to growth.

Human Resources is vital to an organization. VTM Group not only says this but we live it. Our HR team is responsible for not only understanding the talent management process but additionally, acting as strategic leaders who support the company’s business model, strategy and key decisions. As an intern, you’ll be part of this winning team.

As an intern within the HR team, you’ll have an opportunity to assist with interviewing, onboarding, training initiatives, new hire logistics, employee communications, as well as, day-to-day functions required to keep the department running efficiently.

Team members who make great VTM Group team members are applicants with excellent written and verbal communication skills, possess strong interpersonal skills and have the ability to work independently or in a team setting. Candidates with a high attention to details, organization and prioritization skills are also valued.

The 40 hours a week, three month internships pays $13-14 an hour, based on experience. The internship hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. We are looking for someone to join our team immediately.

If you are a top performer and looking to join a team that will value your contributions, please submit your application to Please include a cover letter, unofficial transcripts and a resume. To learn more about VTM Group, please visit

: Beaverton
: Oregon
: United States
Desired Major(s): College of Business
Background qualifications for the internship include a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Management or Human Resources Management. Student in school with a senior-standing will also be considered as long as he or she is able to work a minimum of 25 hours a week. Past business internships and/or office experience and intermediate knowledge of the MS-Office Suite are crucial. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.3 to apply.
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Day 7:

In your “Pursuit of happyness” make sure you set your expectations…

You are responsible for making the most of a job fair. This means that you should begin with clearly defined and realistic expectations. You may not receive a job offer at the fair, but it is realistic to assume you will make a significant number of employer contacts. For most candidates, success will depend on effective follow‐up after the fair.

Day 8:

Be aware of employer expectations…

Some employers are only collecting resumes; some may not be able to accept any resumes and may ask you to submit application materials online. Some are building/assessing an applicant pool; some are ready to fill specific vacancies.

Some will expect you to express your interest by already knowing about their organization; some will view this day as a career fair/information gathering process. Most employers will expect you will follow up if you are interested. All employers expect you to be professional, willing to initiate conversation and able to highlight your strengths.

Day 10:

What to ask employers…

First and foremost, questions should be natural. Be yourself. Don’t rifle your questions; maintain a flow.

Here are some sample questions to ask organization representatives:

  • What kind of entry‐level positions exist within your company?
  • Do you offer internships?
  • If so, what percentage of interns are offered positions after graduation?
  • What does your company consider the 5 most important qualities in an employee?
  • What courses do you suggest in order to be a successful candidate?
  • What personality traits are important for success in your company?
  • What made you chose this company?
  • How long have you been with the company?
  • What goals does your company have for the next five years and beyond?
  • What are the next steps in the hiring process?

Day 11:

Don’t be fooled…

A common misconception is that an accounting student should only look for employment at accounting firms for example.  However, what you must remember is that most businesses have an accountant on staff.  Don’t discount a company because you think they are specifically an “engineering company,” because guess what, that engineering company also needs an employee to handle their marketing, people to run their HR department etc.  Moral of the story, there will be a wide variety of industries represented at the fair but don’t assume that your major won’t apply to certain companies just because of the industry they’re in.

The most daunting aspect of your senior year of college is not the heavy course load or the thought of no longer being a college student. Rather, it has to do with the job search – the long and arduous process of looking for a career that can simultaneously utilize your unique talents and your brand new $100,000 education.

I spent my formative college years doing all the right things – playing a club sport, working part-time jobs, applying for summer internships, getting good grades – and yet when I began to look for a job in my field – History – I found myself at a loss. I had labored under the impression that if I chose a major in an area that I enjoyed, there would be jobs in that field awaiting me upon graduation. Boy was I wrong.

After an initial and unsuccessful search, I realized that if I wanted to work, I needed to look for jobs that, while not necessarily in my academic field, required the same sorts of skill set that I already possessed. Though history is perhaps not the most glamorous or specific major, I knew that the skills I had learned in my classes covered a variety of areas that could help me to land a job. Though I would no longer be writing history papers or reading vast amounts of text, I knew that the skills that I had learned in those courses were transferable and could help me succeed.

To many, a history paper is bogged down with names, dates, and places, and offers little outside of an academic setting. However, I knew that they included much more. Time management, research and writing skills, and creating concise and influential arguments were all important lessons that could be transferred to other fields. The work it requires to successfully research and write a paper – for any class or major – is not one that should be viewed lightly. It takes a great deal of intelligence, self-discipline, and effort to succeed in college, and employers know that. All employers look for employees that can work with a team and independently, can organize their thoughts and their tasks to stay on track, and who remain vigilant and detail oriented to get the job done. In every major, though these skills are not explicitly taught, they are always gained.

Though I did not receive my dream job right out of college, I know that the skills I learned in and out of the classroom during my undergraduate years prepared me to succeed in a variety of disciplines. With the experience I gained in those jobs, I was able to strengthen my résumé, obtain an understanding of a variety of disciplines, and create professional contacts that eventually helped me obtain a job in my desired field.

Post by Peter Rumbles, Career Services Assistant and Oregon State University Graduate Student

Day 13:

Many students find internships and jobs at the Career Fair. Here is what a previous student said about her experience:

I found my position by looking at the Career Services website before the Career Fair. I knew there were three employers I really wanted to talk to so I found them on the website, got the link to their company websites to research them, and then went into the Career Fair feeling great…and got a job!

– Loni Hartman

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Job/Internship of the Week
Animal Keeper-Intern
Tupentine Creek Wildlife Refuge



Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is a no-kill facility committed to rescuing abused, abandoned and unwanted Big Cats. Since our inception in 1992 we have rescued more than 200 exotic animals, giving them a caring, lifelong home at the Refuge.

These magnificent creatures are the unfortunate, unwanted products of the private trade in exotic animals; most of them would have been destroyed if we were not able to take them.

We are constantly building large natural habitats for our growing family of Big Cats, which give them the room to run, play, and explore like never before.

Turpentine Creek is accepting applications for two types of full-time intern positions at the Refuge.

Job Description:

  Animal Keeper Position: Responsible for the daily care of tigers, lions, cougars, black bears, grizzly bear, black and spotted leopards, African servals, African caracal, bobcats, rhesus macaque monkey, and hoof stock. Duties include animal husbandry, enrichment, record-keeping of animal behavior, educational public tours, and customer service. Daily care includes cleaning, feeding, medicating the animals; and assisting with maintenance, upkeep, and habitat construction.

A Bachelor’s Degree in an animal related discipline is preferred. Nine positions are open.

Job Description:

Horticulture Position: Assist with the maintenance and improvement of the landscaped areas of the Refuge, including the planting, pruning and watering of trees, shrubs, and perennials; spreading mulch on landscaped areas; labeling of plant displays; mowing; weed undergrowth and plant litter removal. Responsible for the identification of toxic plant, as well as the browse for environmental enrichment. This internship requires the completion of an Independent Project. Must be able to lift 50+ lbs.

Requires the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture, Botany, or a related field involving horticultural and landscaping practices. One position is open.


Weekly cash stipend of $50 for living expenses, as well as housing on the Refuge, which has heat, air conditioning, utilities, full bath, kitchen, and a washer and dryer, satellite TV, and free long distance.

New Positions Begin: February 1, 2013: positions last for six months, with an option to extend.
Deadline for Applications: November 15, 2012
Location of Internship: Eureka Springs, Arkansas

: Eureka Springs
: Arkansas
: United States
Desired Major(s):
College of Science/Biology
Salary Level:
$50.00 week plus housing
Job Function:
Animal Care (Non-Veterinary)
B.S. in related discipline is preferred
Contact Information
Employer:  Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Name:  Patricia Quinn
Title:  Secretary
Phone:  (479) 253-5958
Fax:  (479) 253-5059
Address:  239 Turpentine Creek Lane
Eureka Springs, AR
72632 United States