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CPRC continues to offer EDGE program

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The EDGE program is back for its third year to offer professional development skills to St. Bonaventure University students. “The EDGE program’s intention is to help students gain the skills they need for graduate school and employment,” said Marie Wilson, EDGE program coordinator and career counselor at the CPRC. “Students are receiving a great education…

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NASA fellow visits campus

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By Rachel Konieczny Photo Editor “I think we all have opportunities in life to do what we are supposed to do or stretch our boundaries and go beyond that, and I think she did that.” That’s how Connie Whitcomb described Jane Robinson Gilbride, ’80, this year’s Leader in Residence. Gilbride, an earth science teacher and…

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How prepared are Bona’s early grads?

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As time is dwindling before the university’s December commencement ceremony, approximately 111 graduate and undergraduate students will soon be starting their lives after exiting the Bona bubble. There are three commencement ceremonies throughout the year, in August, December and May. The December commencement, taking place on Saturday the 17th, provides students that finish their requirements…

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CPRC acknowledges student achievements at intern summit

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By Alexis Young Contributing Writer   The Career and Professional Readiness Center (CPRC) recognized six students for their summer internships Nov. 3 at the Internship Summit. The Intern Spotlight is an award presented by the CPRC in order to recognize the students who have been successful in finding internships. The program has been going on…

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The EDGE of glory

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This fall, The Career and Professional Readiness Center (CPRC) will offer a new program to provide students with a competitive edge in their fields. According to Connie Whitcomb, the director of the CPRC, The Competitive Edge Certificate (The EDGE) program was created by the CPRC to teach participants useful skills for future internships, leadership positions…

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Internships give interesting experiences

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As the final weeks of spring semester draw to a close, students said they are beginning to apply and interview for summer internships. Internships allow students to get hands-on experience in the professional world before graduating and beginning their careers. While some students said they choose to apply for internships within their career paths, other…

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CPRC hosts non-profit panel

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  According to Lana Benatovich and Isabel Miller, neither expected to devote their lives to non-profit volunteer work. Benatovich worked as an educator for several years before working for non-profits, while Miller climbed the corporate ladder in New York City. Both women, however, found professional success working for non-profits, and on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 11…

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CPRC hosts MBA talk

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By Riley Eike Staff Writer The Career and Professional Readiness Center (CPRC) held informational sessions every day this week to promote higher education. The sessions included a round table discussion led by professors with their doctorates, to instruction on how to create an impactful graduate school essay, to why students should consider getting an MBA.…

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CPRC to host internship summit

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By Amelia Kibbe Features Editor The Career and Professional Readiness Center (CPRC) announced the five winners of its Intern Spotlight competition on Sept. 26 and will host an Internship Summit event on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. in the Doyle Dining Hall. The event will feature a keynote presentation, recognize the winners of the…

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Spotlight shines on interns

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The Career and Professional Readiness Center (CPRC) announced the winners of the Intern Spotlight Competition on Sept. 26. The competition is held to recognize students’ outstanding internship achievements, while promoting these great experiences to the Bonaventure community. Pam Ferman, Career Counselor and Employer Relations Coordinator, explained the process of choosing the winners. “We wanted to…

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Wall of fame

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By Amelia Kibbe Features Editor Not all Bonaventure students spent their summers relaxing on the lake, chatting by the campfire. Many students had internships that not only fulfilled degree requirements, but also gave them priceless hours of experience. However, this doesn’t mean they spent their summers sweating behind a desk. Rather, many Bona students had…

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CPRC to host annual etiquette dinner for students

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By Amelia Kibbe Features Assignment Editor These days, many jobs and internships can be decided over a business lunch. Dining with a future boss can be nerve-wracking and tricky, but as usual, St. Bonaventure’s Career and Professional Readiness Center (CPRC) has stepped in to prepare students and help them secure their dream jobs. On Thursday,…

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Shine bright, shine far, be a star

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By Angel Roggie Associate Editor Between the stress of capstone projects and classes, the fun of 100 Days and checking off items on Bona’s bucket lists, some seniors have a lot to think about in their final semester at St. Bonaventure – including finding a job. Many seniors have begun the laborious and nerve-wracking process…

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CPRC and Alumni Services aim to expand internship program

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By Julia Mericle Staff Writer The Alumni Internship Program, a collaborative project created by the Career and Professional Readiness Center (CPRC) and Alumni Services, is heading into its second year and looking to expand. The program, which had one internship opportunity available last year, now has five and CPRC hopes that number will continue to…

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Students honored for internship success

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Kiara Catanzaro News Editor St. Bonaventure students are seizing internship opportunities across the nation, and some are now receiving recognition for it. The Career and Professional Readiness Center (CPRC) will acknowledge Simone Bernstein, a senior social entrepreneurship and altruism major, Amy Hohman, junior community mental health major, Angelia Roggie and Alexandra Salerno, senior journalism and…

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Steps into the future

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By Jackie Roberts Staff Writer   “It’s never too early to start planning for your future.” College students, hear statements like this on a regular basis. However, not all take action. Once again, the Career and Professional Readiness Center is offering students an opportunity to jump start their career planning next Friday at 3 p.m.…

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CPRC and alumni work to help students

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By Lian Bunny Contributing Writer The Career and Professional Readiness Center (CPRC) introduced a new program last year, the Alumni Internship Service.  This program is designed to help students find internships by utilizing the university’s alumni base. The program allows alumni to stay connected and give back to the school while helping students, according to…

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CPRC’s program sure to help students with #CareerProblems

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This editorial expresses the opinion of the Bona Venture staff. Ever walk out of a job interview wishing you had been more prepared? The Career and Professional Readiness Center (CPRC) is offering a new service throughout the month of October that is sure to help plenty of students, whether they are having problems with social media,…

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Fame, fortune and fifty dollars

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By Heather Monahan Features Editor    Scoring an awesome internship is the college version of landing your dream job. You want to tell everyone about it and brag about the cool things you get to do. Intern Spotlight, a program organized by the Career and Professional Readiness Center (CPRC) gives students a bragging opportunity that…

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CPRC profiles top five tips

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By Tate M. Slaven Staff Writer As the end of the semester nears, Bonaventure students not only long for sunny weather and a break from the books, but also internship and job opportunities to help prepare themselves for their futures. The Career and Professional Readiness Center (CPRC) is a place where students can go get…

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