Friday, November 26, 2010

Job Hunting Tips

Here's a good article on job hunting tips from USA Today:

Thursday, November 18, 2010

CBS Radio Internships: Summer 2011

CBS Radio in Boston will be accepting summer internship applications
starting February 15th for Summer Semester with a final deadline of
March 15th. To learn more go to:

Buyer Intern: Boston (Paid)

Buyer Intern position posted with CSN Stores of Boston. Very
interesting company with huge potential. Read more about this
internship and apply at:

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sales Auditing Internship

Talbots, the women's clothing retailer, is looking for a sales auditor intern for its Hingham, MA headquarters.  Here's the link to the posting:

Talbots Marketing internship

Talbots, the mail order/retail women's clothing store with headquarters in Hingham, MA are recruiting marketing internships.  Here's the link for more information:

IT Internship

MIS Majors:

This is an internship with a local bank that is an excellent opportunity.  The work is related to a bank merger. Please read the posting below and respond as soon as possible to Barbara Tripp (see contact information below.

Intern Job Description


Citizens-Union Savings Bank is undergoing a significant transformation including a merger with the Bank of Fall River and implementation of a new core banking system.  The Bank is uniquely positioned to be an alternative to the big banks and provide next generation information technology to continue to delivery exemplary customer service and achieve excellence in operations.  The Bank is seeking creative, high energy interns to assist with various aspects of the merger integration and core information systems migration.


Job Description

The anticipated duration of the internship program is from the present through the spring semester. As an intern, you will gain hands-on experience working on various projects. You will also have the opportunity to network through mentoring and other means with the senior management and all operational areas of the Bank. 

What will you learn? You will:
- Gain an understanding of the banking and financial services industry

- Obtain hands-on experience with merger planning and execution

- Learn about information technology solutions to support electronic banking, commercial services and other critical functions of the Bank
- Strengthen and enhance your analytical, decision making, and communication skills
- Build business partnering skills



·         Intellectual curiosity; not satisfied with checking off the box

·         Strong communications skills – both verbal and written

·         Ability to work in a team environment

·         Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word

·         An undergraduate major in MIS, finance, accounting or a related discipline

Interested candidates should send their resume as soon as possible and cover letter via email to Below is additional contact information for Ms. Tripp.

Barbara L. Tripp
Vice President/Human Resource Officer
Citizens-Union Savings Bank
4 South Main St.
P.O. Box 1311
Fall River, MA  02722
Tel:  508-675-4450 
Fax: 508-675-4345

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Boston Bruins Sales Internship

Here is a link to a Boston Bruins Sales Internship announcement:

Bruins internship are unpaid and you must be seeking credit.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

VITA Program - looking for volunteers

Hi business majors:

We need your help. Freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors of the Charlton College of Business, we need you to help area families prepare their Federal Tax Returns this upcoming tax season. VITA program is a way that you can get involved, learn more about federal taxation, pick up some real world experience (for that resume) and make a difference.

"To whom much is given, much is expected." Think about how you might use your talents to give something back to our community.

There will be an informational meetings regarding Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will be held on Thursday, 11/18/10 at:

11:00 am

12:30 pm

the first floor, large conference room (Room 115) of the Charlton College of Business.

Brian Pastori , Diedre Healy and I will be present to explain the VITA program, the training involved, and potential benefits. Have all your questions answered and see what this program is about.

NOTE: IF YOU CAN'T MAKE THE INFO MEETING AND STILL WANT TO BE PART OF VITA - NO PROBLEM! Email Brian Pastori ( and Dierdre Healy ( and tell them about your interest, they will keep you on a mailing list that should provide updates on the program, training, etc.

For income tax training which will begin in January 2011, we will soon be accepting CCB students as volunteers into the VITA program, a federal income tax return assistance program. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a cooperative effort by the Internal Revenue Service and many individual states, including Massachusetts, to provide income tax assistance to low-income individuals, handicapped or elderly. Volunteers trained by the Internal Revenue Service prepare basic income tax returns free of charge at VITA sites. Our local site is at the CEDC in New Bedford; only a few miles from campus.

This is a program that helps our local residents in two ways: it gives them assistance in preparing their tax returns and it helps them take advantage of the earned income credit - a bit of an economic boost that can help these folks make ends meet. For a student, this is a great way to give back to the community, create an significant resume item that shows civic engagement/community service and a desire to learn something new (and practical), and allows you to achieve an IRS exam certification. For some students, work study and Connections program requirements can be satisfied through VITA. This is also an excellent way to learn outside of the classroom.

However, the real motivating factor for your participation in this program is not financial but rather, the opportunity to help some people who need your help, while at the same time learning a great deal about federal income tax and the workings of a great nonprofit like the CEDC. The VITA program infuses thousands of dollars back into the economy through the earned income tax credit - an opportunity that many low-income taxpayers fail to take advantage of. You can help some folks get the tax credit and put a few extra dollars into their pockets.

For your information, the CEDC's mission is as follows:

The Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts seeks to create a more just local economy by building bridges to resources, networks, and cooperative action for adults, youth, aspiring entrepreneurs, working families, grassroots organizations, and immigrant workers members of our community. The work of the CEDC is created and directed by the people who will benefit most from its success. CEDC challenges economic and political institutions and policies that exclude full participation and access to power by all members of our community.

The VITA program is open to all students but is particularly interesting to accounting and finance students who might want to pursue careers in tax planning or personal financial planning. Free training is provided and all majors are welcome. You will be provided with income tax training (options for an in class session in late January 2011 or a self-study option) so that you can pass an IRS exam and move onto help families who need your help. This is a great service to the people of the city of New Bedford. We have gotten great feedback from the students who completed VITA last year. Many accounting majors have worked in VITA but keep in mind that all majors are welcome to participate.

If you are looking for a great service learning project, looking for a great resume item, or simply want to give something back, come to one of the info sessions on 11/18/10.

If you have questions, please email me. We are also interested in getting student clubs and associations within our business college to consider getting their members involved with VITA.

Local internship: Westport firm

A local (Westport, MA) company is recruiting a junior or senior business student with an interest in Supply Chain, Operations / Operations Management, or Sales, would likely get the most out of an internship at TopGrading Solutions. Details follow. Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter (electronically) to the contact below.

TopGrading Solutions Internship

TopGrading Solutions ( ) is an MRI Network affiliate, the world's largest management and professional search firm with over 1,100 offices in 36 countries. Our office ranked in the top 25% of our 1,100 global offices in 2007. Our office specializes in Supply Chain within Consumer Goods.

Overview of the internship/coop objectives:
The intern will be heavily involved in internet research, entering information into our database, and posting information and/or video to certain websites.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

Most of the duties and responsibilities of the intern will be based from our computer database. The student will assist the Office Manager with ongoing database maintenance tasks, helping to make our database efficient and profitable. He/she will be responsible for use of websites such as Linkedin (a professional networking site), Indeed and Monster to search for possible companies and candidates, and heavy use of search engines like Google, to research missing contact information.

What will the student learn from this experience?

This position will help to better the student's organizational, technological, research skills, and knowledge of Microsoft Applications. The intern will also get an in-depth look into the professional world. As we help supply chain professionals take their careers to the next
level, the intern will learn the ins and outs of the job searching / interviewing process – giving them a much better understanding of exactly what employers are looking for.

Job Title:

Intern/ Internet Researcher

Academic preparation of the student required (graduate, senior, junior, courses taken, GPA, etc.):

Junior or Senior with an interest in Supply Chain, Operations / Operations Management, or Sales, would likely get the most out of an internship at TopGrading Solutions.

Skills required:

Student must be internet savvy, have good time management skills and be familiar with Microsoft applications including Word and Outlook.

Hours of work:
Flexible / Open to discussion.
Start and end dates:
2011 Spring Semester Internship

Primary supervisor:

Kelly Moura, Office Manager.

To whom should students send resume/application and how?

Students may email their resume/application to with "Intern Application" in the subject field.

Deadline for submitting resume/application:

We are accepting resumes/applications at all times. However we are hoping to fill this internship by the start of the spring semester.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

This is a message from Northwester Mutual which I decided to pass along
to CCB majors as this company has a highly rated internship program.
These info sessions will be held at their Providence Office. Email Mia
Viveiros for more details and to RSVP.

Final Internship Informational Sessions for our spring 2011 program!!!
Our info sessions are the first step in our selection process in
consideration for our part time spring financial representative internship.

These are the following dates that we have in the upcoming weeks.
Please RSVP to Mia Viveiros at

Tuesday, November 2nd at 10am
Tuesday, November 2nd at 1pm
Wednesday, November 3rd at 10am
Wednesday, November 3rd at 2pm
Monday, November 8th at 10am
Monday, November 8th at 2pm
Wednesday, November 10th at 9am
Wednesday, November 10th at 1pm

For more information, please visit our internship website at