My Second Week as an Intern: Settling In

After conquering the Mail Merge and other unfamiliar tasks last week, I have begun to feel more acclimated to the office environment, the Marketing and Development department, and JFCS as a whole. This week, I finished my Internship Orientation which began when I first started at JFCS over a week ago. Among other features, my orientation included a tour of …

3 Do’s and Don’ts for College Students Using Social Media

The internet, and social media, in particular, are great ways to share information about yourself: how you’re doing in school, what sort of parties you attend, and what sort of places you travel. However, remember the internet leaves a permanent trail. As you grow older, social media becomes less about interacting with friends and more about creating your personal brand …

Five Books to Read Before College

There is nothing more freeing than the last day of school each June, when months of laziness, long sunny days and lack of responsibility abound. Perhaps, sports, work and other commitments increasingly encroach upon the sacred institution of summer vacation, but nonetheless, the end of the school year evokes joy among students and educators alike. We’ve asked Erin Heakin, our Career …

JFCS Mentors Social Work Students

Did you know JFCS counselors have been mentoring social work graduate students for over 40 years? Social work students who do their practicum at JFCS have a unique experience that many other agencies cannot offer.  Students are invited to experience other disciplines and departments at JFCS. “Mentoring students is essential, because practicum and intern students need both clinical experiences and …