Arcadia University News


November 29, 2011

Career Development: Marketing Your Transferable Skills

By Stephenie F. Wilson, Assistant Director of Career Education There is not always a linear path between a specific academic major and a career. So, what happens when your plans change and you find yourself considering work that does not seem to directly relate to your major? It is a combination of...

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November 15, 2011

Coordinating Smiles: Wagner ’12 Interns with Leukemia Society

It’s been a busy semester for Megan Wagner ’12 , who juggles a full course load with her duties as senior staff writer for The Tower , Arcadia's student-run newspaper, and peer mentor for a First-Year Seminar , all while fulfilling her internship requirement. But internships are nothing new to...

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November 15, 2011

Career Development: The Value in Finding a Mentor

By Stephenie F. Wilson, M.A., Assistant Director of Career Education Have you been encouraged to partner with a mentor, possibly a more “seasoned” professional that you can learn from as you begin your career? If you have not already thought about selecting a mentor, please consider the potential...

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October 21, 2011

Arcadia Students Log Face Time with Potential Employers at Career Fair

Arcadia University’s Office of Career Development hosted an Internship & Career Fair on Oct. 18 in Grey Towers Castle. Employers such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Prudential Financial Services, the Civil Service Commission, and the Philadelphia Zoo were recruiting for a variety of...

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October 18, 2011

Minkus ’09 Lands Dream Job at National Constitution Center

Elizabeth Minkus ’09 , Catering Sales Manager for Brulée Catering at the National Constitution Center , has the job of her dreams and is relishing Philadelphia's young professional scene. Living independently in the Rittenhouse Square District of the city, she feels fortunate for her achievements...

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October 4, 2011

Taking Cue From Mentors, Pre-Med Lends a Hand in India

By SARAH R. SCHWARTZ ’10 Photography JORDAN RICHARDS ’15 Hardworking and goal-oriented, Sneha Thomas ’13 knows that it often takes more than individual effort to arrive at a destination. Arcadia’s supportive faculty and programs have helped the Biology major begin fulfilling her ambitions, and that...

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September 27, 2011

Captain Turned Coach: Doctoral Student Hones Skills on the Sideline

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 Jamie Bradford ’09 has contributed to Arcadia University athletics at every level: a powerhouse in the midfield, she provided defensive cover and an offensive spark for Rick Brownell ’s high flying women’s soccer team, and now she joins her former coach on the sideline as...

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September 23, 2011

Horan '05M Finds Ideal Blend of Science and Law in Forensics

A member of the first graduating class of Arcadia’s Forensic Science Master’s program , Susan Horan ’05M currently is working for the Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in New York City, N.Y., in the Forensic Biology Department. The hands-on training and connections she acquired at Arcadia...

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September 23, 2011

Arcadia University to Welcome LEAP Intern from Japan

Arcadia University has been selected for the fourth year in a row to host a Long-term Educational Administration Program (LEAP) intern from Japan. The University will welcome Ai Chuman from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) in mid-October. She is...

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August 19, 2011

Scott '10M Launches Nexus for Future Forensic Students

Forensic scientist, tutor, adviser and mentor Tatiana T. Scott ’10M uses her skills in areas other than the laboratory. After noting a disparity in the field of forensic science, she recently launched a website dedicated to dispelling common misconceptions and guiding future students. Shortly after...

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August 5, 2011

Serologist Stepanchick ’07M Plays Dynamic Role in Forensic Crime Investigation

Joel Stepanchick ’07M , serologist for the Pennsylvania State Police Crime Lab in Bethlehem, Pa., plays a dynamic role in crime investigation. Serving in the highly sought-after position, he demonstrates his forensics expertise in the lab and at crime scenes and courtrooms throughout Schuylkill,...

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July 29, 2011

Tokarz Lands Forensic Chemist Job Through Internship

By Larry Atkins Sally Tokarz ’07M has been a Forensic Chemist for NMS Labs in Willow Grove, Pa., since 2006. In her position, she analyzes and identifies controlled substances and pharmaceutical preparations using chemical, microscopic, and instrumental methods of analysis, and produces reports and...

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July 1, 2011

Student Intern Goes to City Hall to Advocate for Homeless

Anabel Genevitz ’13 , a Sociology major with a minor in Professional Writing, is interning at Project H.O.M.E. , a Philadelphia non-profit organization that empowers families and individuals to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty through street outreach, supportive housing and comprehensive...

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June 24, 2011

Fehon's Radio Roots Began at Arcadia

By Larry Atkins Former Communications major Jason Fehon ’03 is one of the rising young stars in Philadelphia radio. Fehon has been the Producer of the popular Pierre Robert radio show on WMMR 93.3 FM since 2004. He also has his own on-air program on Saturday mornings from 6 to 10 a.m. As a Producer...

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May 18, 2011

Berger Hones Communication Skills with Disney

“Whether you have a great internship experience or not, there is always something to garner from stepping outside your comfort zone and participating in something that is bigger than you,” says Theater Arts and English major Claire Berger ’11 . Berger completed a paid internship with one of the...

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April 22, 2011

Whitehouse Interns for 'Strange Horizons' Sci-Fi Magazine

Honors Student Amanda Whitehouse ’11 is completing an internship position as First Reader with Strange Horizons , a small online sci-fi magazine. The only thing "genuinely scary," she says, is the content she helps select for the magazine. “A first reader is to a magazine editor what a clerk is to...

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March 18, 2011

More Than 50 Students Attend Career Development's Resume Riot

The week-long Resume Riot event sponsored by Career Development attracted large numbers this semester. Afternoon and evening sessions between Feb. 28 and March 4 welcomed more than 50 students to the lobby of Landman Library to receive feedback on their resume and cover letter writing. Many...

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March 11, 2011

Thesis Prepared Chrest for National Geographic, Discovery Channel

By Marinda Morgan Wood ’07 Amy Chrest ’08 , Production Coordinator at Discovery Channel, is fortunate to have a job she loves at a company that many can only dream of working for. "Your life is what you make of it and what you're willing to risk to get there," she says of the path she has pursued...

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March 4, 2011

Strauss: Tasting Her Way Through Careers as a Culinary Writer

By Marinda Morgan Wood ’07 Amy Strauss ’07 developed an understanding of the business world while studying Print and Video Communications at Arcadia. She continues to use that knowledge, along with the skills and experience she’s gained, to excel in her work as a culinary writer and, as she says,...

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February 25, 2011

Wadja Embraces Irish Politics, Culture During Parliamentary Internship

By Dave Reale ’09 Patrick Wadja ’12 , a Political Science major with minors in Pre-Law and Philosophy, is interning abroad this semester at the Irish Parliament in Dublin. Since he’s harbored a passion for politics all of his life, he was excited to discover Arcadia’s College of Global Studies...

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February 16, 2011

Faculty and Staff Collaboration Brings First Puebla Student to Arcadia

In January, Oliva Veronica Ponce Xelhua became the first Arcadia exchange student from Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla in Puebla, Mexico. Thanks to a network of dedicated faculty and staff members, Xelhua is currently realizing her dream. “I first met Dr. Michael during fall 2009...

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