“Interning: Commit, Change, Continue”

Lawrenceville, N.J. – Rider University offers a plethora of internship opportunities every year to students so they can adapt easily to real world jobs after they graduate.

A student’s main focus once they come to Rider is how and when can one intern? Well, luckily the co-op and internship programs offered lead to many post college jobs that many only dream of having. There are internships offered in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, student teaching, career services and small business programs. These potential jobs are only mainly required for juniors and seniors who have a minimum 2.0 gpa in the different colleges at Rider University. A range of internships include sites with agencies, sport teams, radio stations in the tri-state, private law firms, corporations, banks, and humanitarian global study careers outside of the United States. All these opportunities lead to the biggest purpose of college itself; networking.

Chantel Pressley, a 21 year old college junior is a social worker major and interned at the Anchor House in Trenton, N.J. this spring semester and has literally fell in love with her major even more.

(Chantel Pressley, junior at Rider University

is a first time intern at the Anchor House in Trenton, NJ.)

“The kids range from 8 to 18 years old and they are all so special in their own special way,” she says.  “Each child or teenager feels comfortable at the Anchor House and so do I. Coming here makes me appreciate my family and them being able to push me to go forth with my education and come to Rider in hopes that I would be led in the right direction with an internship that actually was real and interested me. This spring I was in a course that we only had class three or four times with our professor and the rest of the classes we had to schedule to be at our internship. I loved being hands on and talking to the kids. It was so much fun. The Anchor House Inc. is an agency for homeless, abused, neglected, and runaway kids but they are so much more than that, they are children who are just looking for love and this internship has inspired me even more to continue my pursuit of being a social worker,” she smiles.

Social working is very common in Chantel’s family as her aunt, sister, and grandmom have all had jobs in the field as well. “When I came to college I already had my mind set on what I wanted to do and I always loved kids so I feel as though I am right where I need to be.”

It is very normal for college students to change their mind about what career they want more than once while at a four year institution. Yet, that is why internships are offered so that students get a chance to get in the field and actually see what goes on at the job. Many institutions do not have the connections that Rider happens to have being that it is located near the capital city of New Jersey and public transportation to Philadelphia and New York City is very easy to get to.

As for Tiffany Ervin, a 21 year old television/radio major and college junior she does not have to travel. She was fortunate to be offered an internship through the phone after Hamilton Jewelers visited her personal professional video website that previewed the videos she edited, produced, and directed.

(Junior at Rider University, Tiffany Ervin has worked as an intern for the Princeton, NJ Hamilton Jewelry Company for two years and receives $15 an hour.)

“I am more than blessed to have an internship that does not involve me having to travel. I do most of my internship work at the television studio here at Rider once the Hamilton Jeweler company CEOs send me the work and video that they want me to put together. For me it is very easy and I get paid which is an awesome perk,” she states.

“The fact that my internship pays and I work on material that I actually like to do makes me feel so good. I always hear from some of my friends that they have internships or co-ops that they absolutely hate but its all that their college offers to them. Rider truly has that inside connection that we as students needs to take advantage of and I for one love it.”

Tiffany has been an intern for Hamilton Jewelers for two years and gets paid 15 dollars an hour which motivates her to stay focused on her school work and then working for a company that might one day give her an office position after she graduates in 2013.

“Money is power.” This is what 21 year old junior, Tyree Leonard says keeps him going everyday. “I feel as though we all love money and after interning as a sophomore for 3rd Federal Bank, I was offered a part time job to work with them. I am only a junior in college and can honestly say I love my job.”

(Tyree Leonard a junior at Rider University is fortunate to have been an intern at 3rd Federal Bank and now have a job with them while still in college.)
“Without my finance professor pushing me to send in my resume I would probably just be wasting my time instead of earning money. What I love so much about my job also is that they actually care. They did not make me do those “stupid” errands like run and go get them some coffee but let me actually see the drawers of money and the vaults   in the bank so I could understand the seriousness of this occupation.”

“I get so proud of myself to be able to my mom that her money putting me through college is not going to waste because I am grasping onto every opportunity and door that opens for me. The fact that I met with executives and owners of major banks in the state of New Jersey just motivates and drives me to continue to work my way to the top and hopefully one day with the right help I can open my own bank or start my own financial company for others,” he concludes.

The real life experience and professional attributes and skills that Rider University offers to students starting in the spring of some sophomore years and then junior and senior years while in college is probably the best memories young adults can make as an undergraduate.

Even though there are a number of other students such as sophomore Katelyn White, who is an eco- rep and landed an internship with Climate Control, senior finance major, Ashley Perez landing an executive position with Johnson & Johnson or junior international business major Brandon Ravnell interning for Aerotek all year long, advice from all of the students interviewed is very similar. For all those interested in internship programs they must put themselves out there for the real professionals to see, sell who they are and their strengths. Let people know that they are ready and willing to be serious and give their time to a job that they are really interested in and the opportunities and jobs will be right there ready to give them a chance to make their dreams come true.

It is up to you then to come to Rider University or any four year institution ready to put your foot in the door at any given moment and sell yourself with an updated resume and credentials that separate you from the rest. Departments at Rider from biology, chemistry, education, economic, business entrepreneurship, finance, psychology, communications, performing arts, history, foreign language, environmental studies, and accounting plus more all are waiting for you to follow your calling as a undergraduate and pursue a career that you love after you graduate. Interning is the way to go!

http://www.anchorhousenj.org/

http://www.hamiltonjewelers.com/pages/princeton.html

http://www.thirdfedbank.com/Locations/Mercer_County_Branches/Ewing_Office/197/

Contact Information:

Chantel Pressley 609.424.4502

Tiffany Ervin 609.732.688.8930

Tyree Leonard 609.346.4764

https://twitter.com/#!/TuckerJanae

Internships: Make Your Dreams Reality

Lawrenceville, N.J. – Rider University offers a plethora of internship opportunities every year to students so they can adapt easily to real world jobs after they graduate.

A student’s main focus once they come to Rider is how and when can one intern? Well, luckily the co-op and internship programs offered lead to many post college jobs that many only dream of having. There are internships offered in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, student teaching, career services and small business programs. All these opportunities lead to the biggest purpose of college itself; networking.

Chantel Pressley, a 21 year old college junior is a social worker major and interned at the Anchor House in Trenton, N.J. this spring semester and has literally fell in love with her major even more.

Chantel Pressley, junior at Rider University is a first time intern at the Anchor House in Trenton, NJ.

“The kids range from 8 to 18 years old and they are all so special in their own special way,” she says.  “Each child or teenager feels comfortable at the Anchor House and so do I. Coming here makes me appreciate my family and them being able to push me to go forth with my education and come to Rider in hopes that I would be led in the right direction with an internship that actually was real and interested me. This spring I was in a course that we only had class three or four times with our professor and the rest of the classes we had to schedule to be at our internship. I loved being hands on and talking to the kids. It was so much fun. The Anchor House Inc. is an agency for homeless, abused, neglected, and runaway kids but they are so much more than that, they are children who are just looking for love and this internship has inspired me even more to continue my pursuit of being a social worker,” she smiles.

Social working is very common in Chantel’s family as her aunt, sister, and grandmom have all had jobs in the field as well. “When I came to college I already had my mind set on what I wanted to do and I always loved kids so I feel as though I am right where I need to be.”

It is very normal for college students to change their mind about what career they want more than once while at a four year institution. Yet, that is why internships are offered so that students get a chance to get in the field and actually see what goes on at the job. Many institutions do not have the connections that Rider happens to have being that it is located near the capital city of New Jersey and public transportation to Philadelphia and New York City is very easy to get to.

As for Tiffany Ervin, a 21 year old television/radio major and college junior she does not have to travel. She was fortunate to be offered an internship through the phone after Hamilton Jewelers visited her personal professional video website that previewed the videos she edited, produced, and directed.

Junior at Rider University, Tiffany Ervin has worked as an intern for the Princeton, NJ Hamilton Jewelry Company for two years and receives $15 an hour.

“I am more than blessed to have an internship that does not involve me having to travel. I do most of my internship work at the television studio here at Rider once the Hamilton Jeweler company CEOs send me the work and video that they want me to put together. For me it is very easy and I get paid which is an awesome perk,” she states.

“The fact that my internship pays and I work on material that I actually like to do makes me feel so good. I always hear from some of my friends that they have internships or co-ops that they absolutely hate but its all that their college offers to them. Rider truly has that inside connection that we as students needs to take advantage of and I for one love it.”

Tiffany has been an intern for Hamilton Jewelers for two years and gets paid 15 dollars an hour which motivates her to stay focused on her school work and then working for a company that might one day give her an office position after she graduates in 2013.

“Money is power.” This is what 21 year old junior, Tyree Leonard says keeps him going everyday. “I feel as though we all love money and after interning as a sophomore for 3rd Federal Bank, I was offered a part time job to work with them. I am only a junior in college and can honestly say I love my job.”

Tyree Leonard a junior at Rider University is fortunate to have been an intern at 3rd Federal Bank and now have a job with them while still in college.

“Without my finance professor pushing me to send in my resume I would probably just be wasting my time instead of earning money. What I love so much about my job also is that they actually care. They did not make me do those “stupid” errands like run and go get them some coffee but let me actually see the drawers of money and the vaults in the bank so I could understand the seriousness of this occupation.”

“I get so proud of myself to be able to my mom that her money putting me through college is not going to waste because I am grasping onto every opportunity and door that opens for me. The fact that I met with executives and owners of major banks in the state of New Jersey just motivates and drives me to continue to work my way to the top and hopefully one day with the right help I can open my own bank or start my own financial company for others,” he concludes.

The real life experience and professional attributes and skills that Rider University offers to students starting in the spring of some sophomore years and then junior and senior years while in college is probably the best memories young adults can make as an undergraduate.

Advice from all three of the students interviewed was very similar for all those interested in internship programs. Put yourself out there for the real professionals to see, sell who you are and your strengths. Let people know that you are ready and willing to be serious and give your time to a job that you are really interested in and the opportunities and jobs will be right there ready to give you a chance to make your dreams come true.

http://www.anchorhousenj.org/

http://www.hamiltonjewelers.com/pages/princeton.html

http://www.thirdfedbank.com/Locations/Mercer_County_Branches/Ewing_Office/197/

Contact Information:

Chantel Pressley 609.424.4502

Tiffany Ervin 609.732.688.8930

Tyree Leonard 609.346.4764

National Broadcasting Convention 2012 Final

 

“An Evening with Karl Rove”

Republican strategist Karl Rove answers more questions after his speech in the Cavalla Room at Rider University

by:  Janae Tucker

Rider University, N.J.- The Rebovich Institute of Politics presented Karl Rove, a Republican campaign strategist, to Rider University last week to give a speech in front of students, faculty, and community.

Doors opened at 6 p.m., introduction by 2011 Rider graduate, Chris Hennessy, Rove’s speech, then a question-and-answer period, followed at 7 p.m.

There was additional seating in a room next to the theater where the speech was being held.

It was very easy for Rove to publicly announce that right now this is the “wildest” of republican primaries he has seen in a very long time. He described the contest to be very “volitary.” The fact that six different candidates have all led a total of 10 different times is so crazy to him he suggested.

More importantly Rove let it be known that this election is not about the polls but more about the delegates. In order for the Republicans to be successful they must duplicate what democrats did in 2008 and that was winning majority of state delegates as well as super delegates. He continued on to say that it will be a hard fought Republican race but if Romney takes Wisconsin (which he did) his 3-0 start will be hard to beat.

Rove talks more about Chris Christie and his popularity. Mrs. Rove watches her husband talk to the crowd.

As for our “high profile president” which Rove insists on calling President Obama, his contest is very ugly. Obama to Rove is not doing well in battleground states. “Even though the country has made a big change, Roves states, Obama’s tone is not the same as it was in 2008.”

He said that the simplest way for the Republican nominee to win would be to follow what he described as a “three, two, one” strategy. In addition to the states John McCain carried in 2008, the Republicans only need to win six others. However, Indiana, Virginia and North Carolina historically vote Republican but went for Obama in the last election.

Ohio and Florida both voted for Bush in 2004. Obama won both states in 2008, but by narrower margins than his victory as a whole. Their 49 electoral votes would create a shift of 98 electoral votes if the Republicans win in both states. According to Rove, the Republican candidate would only need to win one of several other states to win the election if he carries those five states. These states include New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Iowa, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico.

Rove goes on to point out President Obama’s lousy approval rates, how is administration is unpopular, and how this is the longest, weakest, recovery since World War II. He concludes this part of his speech saying Obama’s fault deficits show no progress in his term as president.

Rove tells his audience that he specifically is not a pro insurance guy and would prefer more competition in these elections. He rather have there being selling across stateliness because they do not have that at the moment. Since February 2010 the reduce deficits have been counter intuitive and have guaranteed federal student loans have to go to the government. He slightly mentions the Affordable Care Act borrowing money from Medicare and Social Security. The total price he gives of borrowed money is approximately $700 billion.

Rove continues to point out the struggles President Obama will have this election compared to his accomplishments in 2008.

He says the Latino, independent, and young voters vote have dramatically dropped since 2008 and it will be the Republicans job to go after these voters so that they have a chance.

The senior citizen and working class voters vote has also dropped surprisingly despite Obama’s bills in these areas and it is going to cost Obama the election in the long run, Rove points out.

He finishes up his speech before question and answer listing three big events that everyone should watch out for in the campaigning. The first one being the Wisconsin Event and the special recall for Governor. The next issue being the decision of Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act. Three, the issue of Iran and their interest politically would definitely play a significant role to the new president.

Rove did not offer an outright endorsement of the current Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney.

Karl Rove thanks his audience for coming out and tells everyone to vote in November.

Ben Dworkin, director of the Rebovich Institute, said that he was very happy with Rove’s visit.

“Mr. Rove is a very busy man and we had to work through a lot of different hoops to put it all together,” he said.

The Hennessey family was also thanked again for sponsoring the event.

http://rove.com/bio

http://www.foxnews.com/fncu/current-interns/blog/2012/04/04/karl-rove-sits-down-fncu

http://www.foxnews.com/fncu/current-interns/blog/2012/04/04/karl-rove-sits-down-fncu

Keeping Up With Technology

As technology advances in the world of media so does the television studio at Rider University supervised by Video Technologies Coordinator Scott Alboum.

Janae Tucker

Rider University, N.J. – Professor Scott Alboum explains the accelerating change in the universities television studio to keep up with state of the art studios in the field of broadcasting and journalism on Friday, March 9.

Advances in technology have done much to change the way we live and communicate over the past quarter century, but no breakthrough has revolutionized life as much as the advent of the “wireless world,” according to Video Technologies Coordinator Professor Scott Alboum.

The competitive instinct is continuing to grow in this world of media that has changed over generations. Presently, universities all over the country have been renovating their television production studios to match what national networks use in the field. Alboum states, “It is our job to stay up to date. That is why as the advisor of Rider University Network I hire students to work that have the drive and motivation to go to administration and finance board meetings to ask for money to make our studio elite. So far our studio has changed from standard equipment to high definition. As technology continues to advance so will we.”

Even as our technology is getting faster and smarter, so is the baggage that comes with it.

When the Internet age dawned, the World Wide Web seemed to be harmless. “Today, however, we are mired in problems caused by things like online scams and viruses—traps aimed at taking down our computers and sometimes even our identities,” Alboum explains.

Although technology and invention have many advantages and disadvantages, the main reason things are invented is to make a task easier to perform. Technology makes tasks easier, quicker, more efficient, and better. On the other hand, technology can make people lazier, products are made more cheaply (which can be good for companies but bad for consumers), and technology can have adverse effects on a person’s health and safety.

The term “technology” is derived from the Greek word “technologia” and “techne” means “craft” and “logia” means the “study of something”. Technology is still a very broad concept and is used to refer to several braches of science and study. Some examples are video technology, information technology, medical technology, biotechnology, etc. As the term technology branches into various fields of science and study, so do its benefits. We will have to continue to look at the benefits of technology in some major areas of one’s day-to-day life.

Technology has the ability to create shortcuts in working and can make tasks easier also.

Every advantage that technology gives, it brings along with it a disadvantage we have come to depend on it more and more as we advance in the field. If we didn’t have technology we would become victim to things we were ignorant of.

The young world today is very privileged to have all the incentives we do when it comes to technology. As major upgrades become more beneficial to the society universities including Rider University will continue their expansion of developing the best there is to make sure students are provided with the most opportunities to become  the futures next leaders of the media world.

Lawrence Town Council Meeting

With the idea to discontinue recreational programs in the community could bring more money but definitely more problems http://crappygraphs.com

Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems

By: Janae Tucker

LAWRENCE, N.J. – Lawrence Township Council met on Tuesday night at Lawrence Township Municipal building to reassure that the necessary referendum seeking voter approval of tax increase will take place April 17th.

Richard S. Krawczun, Township Manager, presented a significant 2012 budget of alternatives to the referendum to the mayor, Jim Kownacki, and the rest of the council members of Cathleen Lewis, Dr. David Maffei, Michael Powers, and Greg Puliti. The contents of his presentation overall included the proposal of firing 36 township employees which include medical technicians, eight police officers, and the complete annihilation of all children and adult recreational programs in order for the township to balance its 2012 budget. However, with all these changes major problems could occur throughout the community.

Not in anyway did manager Krawczun support his alternative budget plans. He tells the public, “This presentation is just to provide the rest of council with options of what also could work.” Manager Krawczun was responding to requests made by council at an earlier township meeting that they needed to know what else was out there to choose from.

Krawczun said as he began to discuss his plan, “Run it like a business. In order to do the service correctly, we need these people.” Repeatedly, township manager stated this line over and over until the proposed ideas were undoubtedly rejected by the council and even public gasps could be heard throughout the crowd.

A referendum in April asking township voters to approve an increase to the municipal tax rate that exceeds the state’s 2 percent tax levy cap which already exists. This change gave voice to mayor, Jim Kownacki, who said, “Personally, I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night.” Canceling all these programs would make it very tough on administration throughout the community to make sure crime does not increase and children have a way to stay healthy and lose weight.

Councilman Greg Puliti said the layoffs would hurt the township’s ability to function and provide essential services like public safety.

Under the plan presented by Krawczun Tuesday evening individual layoffs or selective cuts to the recreation department would not be helpful because all 36 layoffs and the elimination of all recreational programs would be needed to save enough money to plug the $2,275,000 gap.

Eliminating all recreation programs, leaving only funding for senior citizens’ programs and a handful of township special events, for example, would save only about $203,000, while firing the township EMTs and switching over to a contracted ambulance service would save only about $335,000, according to Krawczun.

Krawczun noted that nearly half of the township’s $42.35 million 2012 budget is made up of fixed costs – such as debt service, liability insurance, and fire hydrant fees – that cannot be touched.

Krawczun and council members have noted, is that municipal taxes are deductable on individual income tax returns. Trash user fees are not deductible. That $12 in taxes extra per month resulting from the referendum being approved would drop to $11 or less per month through income tax deduction, depending on the individual taxpayer’s tax bracket.

During Tuesday evening’s meeting, Krawczun also briefly discussed another  budget-balancing option – holding an accelerated tax sale. Basically  this option also failed and the council agreed to wait for the referendum which hopefully passes.

The meeting adjourned and the public filed out as the town council continued with an executive private meeting of their own.

The next town council meetings will take place on March 6, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. as well as March 20, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.

http://www.lawrencetwp.com/rec.html

http://www.lawrencetwp.com/calendar.html

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos082.htm

http://www.flaghouse.com/Athletic-links.asp

For College Students

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/01/gov_christie_calls_for_major_c.html

 

This article is important to the college students that live in New Jersey. I believe this because it could cause much tension from students at Rowan University and Rutgers-Camden. Many students are fine with how things are and the government always wants to interfere so they can save a couple dollars. Gov. Chris Christie needs to stop trying to interupt with situations that do not need to be touch. More like focus on raising more money for the state and aiding to institutions of higher education. This could happen to any university. No one is safe. Our government needs to do much better for our state.

Previous Older Entries

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.