Saturday, December 5, 2015

Editing for Washburn Review

Editing for Washburn Review

I found this editing assignment to be both educational and challenging. My understanding of grammar is still not perfect, but reading through the articles, I saw various grammar and spelling errors, along with punctuation mistakes. To catch these errors, I had to make sure to read slowly and thoroughly.

While editing the articles, I also was able to learn more about the topics covered. I was intrigued by the article on the School of Business, what they study in business major, and what kind of job prospects are available after graduation. Although I have no strong interest in business, reading and editing the article was quite enjoyable for me.

My editing skills are not great by any means, but I hope that one day I can apply what I have learned here in my future employment.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Washburn University to host another health care career fair in spring 2016 (edit)

On October 14, Career Services at Washburn University hosted its annual health care career fair for students interested in joining the industry. The fair was open to all majors. The event was held from noon to 2:30 p.m. in Washburn A and B rooms in the Memorial Union.

I attended the fair because I currently work for St. Francis Health and previously did so at Stormont-Vail Health Care, the two largest health care systems in Topeka. I was curious to see what other companies besides those two would be present at the fair. To my surprise, there were many home health, self-owned medical groups, as well as other skilled-nursing facilities. All participating students were dressed professionally and came prepared as they spoke with representatives from their potential future employers.

The recruiters were all nice, friendly, and very helpful. Students were able to ask specific questions about the companies, current and future employment opportunities, internships, as well as non-career related topics such as care and missions of their organizations.

Washburn University will host another health care career fair in spring 2016 for all students interested in the industry. For more information, contact Career Services on campus, and keep a lookout for upcoming posters around campus.

Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative application open until January 9 (edit)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently launched the Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative under the 2016 Secretary’s Honors Program. Approximately 75 undergraduate students will complete cyber-security-focused assignments at more than 50 locations across the country for 12 to 16 weeks over the coming summer. The initiative provides students an opportunity to work with top cyber-security professionals in DHS, while learning how the unique missions of their work help protect national security.

Through hands-on experience, DHS aims to have a significant impact on the education of our nation’s next generation of talent. Selected student volunteers will learn about cyber-security missions related to digital forensics, network diagnostics, incident response and a variety of other specialties. Through the initiative, students are able to explore exciting career opportunities, including those available in public service and cyber security.

Eligibility Requirements:
Must be a U.S. citizen
Currently enrolled at least part-time in a two- or four-year college or university
Must be seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or other cyber-security-related studies or career interest
Grade Point Average 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
Must complete a successful background check

The department has extended the application deadline to January 9, 2016, and interested students may apply via This program is open to all eligible candidates so if you are interested please apply. For more information, email DHS at or contact the criminal justice department at Washburn University.