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South Cumberland Plateau AmeriCorps VISTAs Project: JOB OPENING!

The South Cumberland Community Fund and The University of the South (Sewanee) have partnered to offer a unique community-university South Cumberland Plateau VISTA Project (SCPVP). This project is a full-time, one year, post-graduate service program in which 10 VISTA volunteers will work with community partners at six distinct agencies to help build and implement programs designed to improve, health, economic well being and early childhood and family social connectedness and resiliency. Each VISTAs are matched with a service site, typically an off-campus non-profit, where they work to develop new programs, and establish supportive volunteer networks with each community and with the University’s curricular and co-curricular community engagement programs. SCPVP provides professional development training to enhance each VISTA member’s personal and professional development, including community organizing, grant writing, volunteer recruitment, and sustainability. In addition to providing invaluable professional experience in health education, food insecurity, energy conservation, early childhood education, economic development or and grant writing, this VISTA program is team focused, providing group programming, support, and social opportunities for each VISTA. Make a difference! Help us improve our South Cumberland Plateau communities!
 
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Practice Makes Perfect!

Feeling nervous for an upcoming job interview with a company you really want to work for? Here’s our advice: calm down, take a few deep breaths, and practice. Practicing for interviews is now easier than ever with InterviewStream. MTSU students and alumni can use InterviewStream for free by going here: http://www.mtsu.edu/career/interviewstream.php.

To use InterviewStream, all you need is a computer and a webcam. The program allows you to simulate job interviews by responding to pre-recorded interview questions and practice both verbal and non-verbal communication skills. You can select a preset series of questions or create your own series from thousands of questions organized by category. Afterwards, all interviews are immediately accessible online for you to seek feedback from your advisor or professor. This way you can actually see and hear how you respond to interview questions!

If you do not have a webcam-or yours will not work with the system-you can schedule an appointment to use one in the Career Development Center. Appointments are scheduled on the “Schedule Interview”; tab in InterviewStream. Go to our website for more assistance.