Online Workshops

The Lighthouse offers short online tutorials for students. These workshops have been created by VWU faculty and staff, so they are tailored to the Virginia Wesleyan curriculum. The workshops focus on career development, study away, and undergraduate research. To access each tutorial, click on the link.


Institutional Review Board (IRB): Writing and Submitting the Application
Students who are conducting research with human subjects should watch this online workshop, which reviews the process of writing and submitting the required application to Virginia Wesleyan University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). The workshop explains the basics of the IRB application form and common shortfalls of applications. Hosted by Virginia Wesleyan College’s Undergraduate Research Program (URP). For more information, contact the URP Director, Dr. Soraya Bartol, by emailing sbartol@vwu.edu.


Building the Perfect Resume
Originally held on April 2, 2020, this webinar details resume-writing best practices, what to be sure to include, and what to avoid. It also discusses ATS tips and notes on references. Hosted by The Lighthouse's Career Development Program. For more information, contact the CDP director, Ms. Jessica Harrington.


Cover Letter Best Practices
Originally held on April 9, 2020, this webinar details cover letter writing, from formatting to style, and content. Hosted by The Lighthouse's Career Development Program. For more information, contact the CDP director, Ms. Jessica Harrington.


Translating Internships into a Career
Originally held on April 16, 2020, this webinar includes tips on how to make the most of your internship and utilize it as a catalyst for your career. Hosted by The Lighthouse's Career Development Program. For more information, contact the CDP director, Ms. Jessica Harrington.


Creating a Professional LinkedIn Profile
Originally held on April 23, 2020, this webinar discusses how to build your LinkedIn profile to aid in your career search, network, and highlight your achievements. Hosted by The Lighthouse's Career Development Program. For more information, contact the CDP director, Ms. Jessica Harrington.


The Perfect Interview: Virtual and In-Person
Originally held on April 30, 2020, this webinar details what to expect in an interview, ways to prepare, and how to follow up. Hosted by The Lighthouse's Career Development Program. For more information, contact the CDP director, Ms. Jessica Harrington.


2020-21 Study Away Course Preview
Originally held on April 30, 2020, this workshop features three VWU faculty discussing their 2020-21 short term study away courses. Professors Nafar (MBE 209, Morocco), Gonsalves-Jackson (BIO/EES 375, Belize and Guatemala), and D. Kennedy (SRM 348, Hawaii) provide information on the location, itinerary, and registration process for each course. Hosted by The Lighthouse's Study Away Program (SAP). For more information, contact the SAP director, Ms. Mandy Reinig.


International Internships for Summer 2020
Originally held on April 15, 2020, this virtual workshop features the following study abroad providers that are offering international internships in summer 2020: Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA), International Studies Abroad (ISA), and Global Experiences (GE). Hosted by The Lighthouse's Study Away Program (SAP) and Career Development Program. For more information, contact the SAP director, Ms. Mandy Reinig, or the CDP director, Ms. Jessica Harrington.


Going Pro: Taking Your Library Research Skills to the Next Level
This online workshop prepares students to conduct advanced library research. Students are empowered to maximize Virginia Wesleyan’s research assistance and resources. It is taught by members of the library research faculty and hosted by VWU’s Undergraduate Research Program. For more information, contact the URP Director, Dr. Soraya Bartol, by emailing sbartol@vwu.edu.


Citations: Understanding the Philosophy of Academic Documentation
This online workshop offers instruction on citing sources. It focuses on the rationale for academic citations, explains when citations are necessary, and reviews tools that help with citations. It also provides an introduction to formatting citations using various academic conventions. Students are introduced to a free online reference management tool, Mendeley. Hosted by Virginia Wesleyan’s Undergraduate Research Program. For more information, contact the URP Director, Dr. Soraya Bartol by emailing sbartol@vwu.edu.