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To be sure your message gets the attention it deserves, please send it to the appropriate contact who can assist you.


Contacts for employers

  • For recruiting and employer services, POSTING JOBS, Hokies4Hire, and much more: Please see contacts for employers.
    Thank you for your interest in recruiting our Virginia Tech students!

    Please note, these contacts are NOT for website representatives who wish to request links. Those persons should see website changes or suggestions.


Contacts for VT students


Contacts for VT faculty and staff

  • More information for faculty and staff on referring students, and other topics.
  • Requesting presentations.
  • To work with employers: If you have contacts with employers interested in recruiting our students, we are happy to provide assistance with internship and job postings, interview space, and other employer needs. Please reach out to our employer relations staff.
  • For administrative topics:

  • Topics for our director Donna Cassell Ratcliffe | cassell | 1-6241
    Employer recruiting activity Jim Henderson | contact info
    Post-Graduation Survey & Report
    First-destinations of new graduates
    Catherine Copeland | copeland | 1-6241
    Request Career Planning Guides How to arrange delivery or pick up
    Student advising data Catherine Copeland | copeland | 1-6241
  • To work with students: To collaborate together to provide advising and presentations for your students, we have advisors designated as liaisons as listed below. If you currently have a working relationship with a member(s) of our staff, please feel free to continue working with your current contact(s). If you are do not have a current working relationship, please feel free to contact the liaisons designated below; each will assist you and consult other of our staff members as needed to help meet your students' needs.

  • Colleges: Liaison | VT email | phone for all is
    1–6241 unless other phone listed.
    Agriculture and Life Sciences TBA
    Architecture + Urban Studies Donna Cassell Ratclifffe | cassell
    Business | Pamplin Stuart Mease | smease | 1-6602
    Engineering Claire Childress | childrec
    Heidi Thuesen | hthuesen
    Liberal Arts & Human Sciences Becca Scott | bhscott
    Ashley Jaramillo | jaramia
    Natural Resources & Environment Leigh Anne Leist | leistla
    Science Tamara Cherry-Clarke | tcherryclarke
    Other liaison areas:  
    Athletics Jonathan Byers | jebyers
    Corps of Cadets Catherine Copeland | copeland
    Cranwell International Center Ashley Jaramillo | jaramia
    Graduate School Amy McPherson | amcphers
    Multicultural Programs & Services Jonathan Byers | jebyers
    Services for Students with Disabilities Tamara Cherry-Clarke | tcherryclarke
    Student Veterans Heidi Thuesen | hthuesen
    University Studies Tamara Cherry-Clarke | tcherryclarke


Contacts for VT alumni


Contacts for prospective students


Contacts for persons with disabilities

  • If you desire assistance or accommodation to use our office facilities, resources, or programs, please contact our office at (540) 231-6241 or email
    For handicapped access to our office, see location.


Contacts regarding our website

  • For EMPLOYERS who wish to POST JOBS, RECRUIT, access Hokies4Hire, etc:
    - Please see contacts for employers [also first listed item at top of this page]
  • For JOB & CAREER FAIR SPONSORS requesting we list/update your event:
    - View the job/career fair list to see the information we include.
    - Please send info/updates to Catherine Copeland at copeland @
    - Your event name and date in the subject line
    - Include contact person name, email and phone.
    - Include your event web address (URL) where complete details can be found.
    - No PDF attachments.
  • COPYRIGHT permissions or CONTENT questions or comments:
    - Please send to Catherine Copeland at
  • Requesting a LINK to YOUR career-info or job-seeker website:
    - See guidelines for suggesting your site.
    - We cannot give attention to mass emailings, duplicate or mis-directed contacts.
    - We make no promise to consider any particular request.
    - We are part of an educational institution and have an educational mission, and thus do not endorse products for sale to our students.
  • FACULTY and STAFF: to notify us of an update needed to the career advisor(s) listed for a major / department, please see Departmental Career and Internship Advisor listings.


Mailing address | phone | fax:

Virginia Tech Career and Professional Develpment (name effective 7/1/16)
Smith Career Center (0128)
870 Washington Street, SW [not always accurate for mapping]
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Caution: mailing address is not always accurate for mapping.
Google Maps is reasonably accurate.
Map Quest is not accurate.

For accurate mapping, directions, parking, please see location | directions.

Main reception desk phone: 540-231-6241

Fax: 540-231-3293


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Main reception desk phone: 540-231-6241

Fax: 540-231-3293

Mailing address:

Smith Career Center (0128)
870 Washington Str. SW
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Mapping caution: Mailing address is not always accurate for mapping.

For online mapping see:
Location | directions