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New graduates join the ranks of Virginia Tech alumni.

Hokies for life!

Career Services specializes in the career needs of college students and new grads.


Thank you for looking for ways to partner with us to support the career development and job search needs of our students and new graduates!

Recruit and hire VT students and new grads

 

Recruit and post jobs and internships for VT students and alumni
To recruit, post jobs and internships, use Hokies4Hire, participate in On-Campus Interviewing, learn about career fairs, and otherwise provide career opportunties to Virginia Tech students and alumni:
See information for employers

Volunteer to help students and other alumni

 

VT Alumni Association Hokie Nation Network

Professional and social online networking. Enables you to be a career resource for other Hokies.

 

Allow students to shadow or do an externship with you
Assist in students' career development by providing a shadowing or externship experience to learn about your career field and the work environment.
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New grads, seeking first employment or continuing education

 

New graduates seeking first employment or planning for continuing your education after commencement: You may use our job & internship search guide — comprehensive online information from resumes to where to job-hunt, how to network and conduct yourself professionally, Hokies4Hire, interviewing skills, and more — and for planning for graduate or professional school, and advising, just as you did as a student.

Networking and alumni resources, events, job fairs

 

VT Alumni Association Hokie Nation Network

Professional and social online networking.

 

Virginia Tech Alumni Association: Alumni Career Resources Program
As of fall 2010, the Virginia Tech Alumni Association has expanded its career-related services for alumni, and has a staff member acting as director of the Alumni Career Resources Program.
Find resources and contact information at: www.alumni.vt.edu/career.

 

Alumni Association chapters and contacts for networking
Some chapters host events such as annual career fairs and professional networking opportunities.

 

National Capital Region chapter
Since 1992 has hosted an annual job fair in Northern Virginia; held in March during Virginia Tech spring break week.

 

Richmond chapter
Hosts a monthly Hokies helping Hokies career and networking group.
Hosts a May job fair!

University resources

 

University Registrar
Academic records, including transcript requests.

 

Virginia Tech Alumni Association provides help for alumni regarding your Virginia Tech PID and password

 

Computing.vt.edu > online services for alumni

 

Human Resources at Virginia Tech
VT faculty and classified staff positions listed.

 

Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (CRC)
Includes job opportunities, and you can search CRC tenants by technology.

FAQs
 

I'm a new grad still looking for a job. Can I use Career Services?

Yes. Recent graduates seeking a first post-graduation job or exploring continuing education are welcome to use our job & internship search guide and planning for graduate or professional school, and advising, just as you did as a student.

Can you review my resume?

Yes; via walk-in advising or an appointment.

Can I attend workshops?

Recent grads who are still in Blacksburg should feel free to look at the events calendar, see the details for each event (note if registration is required, or if there are any limits on attendance), and attend open workshops or seminars of interest.

I've graduated. Can I attend a career fair?

If you are a recent graduate, please see the career fairs list to find and check the web site for the specific event you want to attend. Determine if the employers attending match your career interests and qualifications, and determine if the event sponsor has placed any restrictions on who may attend. You might need to contact the event sponsor to ask.

On-campus fairs are usually for current students, while fairs sponsored by Alumni Association Chapters (such as the annual fair held since 1992 by the National Capital Region chapter) may offer more opportunites suited for both alumni and current students.

If you are a past graduate with career experience, before you undertake the time and expense of travelling to campus, we advise you to directly contact attending employers to determine if they would be open to speaking with you at a career fair, or if it would be a better use of your time to arrange to meet with a different person and at the employment location. Often, campus recruiters are not the staff who are involved in hiring of experienced personnel.

I am not a recent graduate, and am in a job search. Can I get advising through Career Services?

We are not in a good position to effectively serve job seekers who have extensive experience or who are not recent graduates (up to two years after graduation). If you wish to have a conversation with a career advisor to help steer you toward appropriate resources or to receive guidance on how to use the online research and job search tools we provide, we are able to have that conversation with you. Please be aware that we are unable to provide extensive one-on-one counseling, and we are unable to "place" individuals into positions.

As of fall 2010, the Virginia Tech Alumni Association has expanded its career-related services for alumni, and has a staff member acting as director of the alumni career resources program. You can find resources and contact information in the Virginia Tech Alumni Association Alumni Career Resources Program.

Can I get a copy of my transcript?

Transcripts can be obtained from the University Registrar. Follow the procedures of the University Registrar to obtain a transcript.

Where can I get help with my Virginia Tech PID or password?

The Virginia Tech Alumni Association provides help for alumni regarding your Virginia Tech PID and password

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Recruit and post jobs and internships for students and new grads.

Volunteer to help students and new grads

New grads job search or planning for more education

Networking & Alumni Association career resources for the Virginia Tech community.

University resources

FAQs

Frequently requested university resource:

University Registrar
Academic records, including transcript requests.

 

 

Contact for questions regarding alumni resources:

Ms. Amy McPherson
amy.mcpherson@vt.edu.