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Semester events

Fall semester 2014

August  |  September  |  October  |  November  |  December

 
Fall fairs happen in September and October.

What? Seminars, career fairs & other events we sponsor, co-sponsor, or endorse.

Who? All students are welcome to all events, unless a specific event sponsor indicates the invitation is limited; consult sponsors.
Note some events are targeted for types of students.

Should I go to a career fair? Students should view each career fair website to research attending employers to determine whether to attend each fair; the employment world is not perfectly divided by major and college!

Not listed on this calendar!!:
Daily M-F walk-in advising, except during closings posted in office hours.
All Health Professions Advising events

 



August 2014
Day Date Event Location Time
Mon. Aug. 25 VT classes begin. University timetable & academic calendars
Fri. Aug. 29 Welcome back Tailgate Party
All Virginia Tech students are invited!
Sponsor: Career Services
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Smith Career Center Drop in any time from
10am -
3pm


September 2014
Day Date Event Location Time
Sep week 1
Tues. Sep. 2 Health Professions Advising
HPA 202: The Competitive Applicant
For students who wish to apply to Health Professional School in the next two years, and want to gain more knowledge on the application process and the HPA committee letter process.
More HPA events
Squires 341/345 3:00 - 3:30 pm
Tues. Sep. 2 For International students
Resumes & Cover Letters

More workshops for International students
Sponsor: Career Services
Flyer
Harper Comm-
unity
Room
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Tues. Sep. 2 For Graduate Students:
Hokies4Hire and the On-Campus Interviewing Program
Details | events for graduate students
Sponsor: Career Services
GLC-G 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Wed. Sep. 3 Resumania Wednesdays
Extra hours for walk-in resume reviews; 5-10 minute sessions; first-come, first-served.
THREE Weds. Sep 3, 10 & 17, 2014.
Resume prep in advance!
Bring a hard copy resume!
Sponsor: Career Services
[& we have M-F walk-in advising noon-3]
Smith Career Center 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed. Sep. 3 For International students
Career Fair Preparation

More workshops for International students
Sponsor: Career Services
Flyer
Harper Comm-
unity
Room
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Wed. Sep. 3 For Graduate Students:
Writing a Winning Resume

Details | events for graduate students
Sponsor: Career Services
GLC-G 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Thur. Sep. 4 Health Professions Advising
HPA 101: General Information Session

For any students potentially interested in health professions; general information about Health Professions Advising, our services, and the path to gain entrance to a health professional school.
More HPA events
Squires 341/345 12:45 - 1:15 pm
Sep week 2
Sun. Sep. 7 Student application deadline for interview week 1 employers for
On-Campus Interviewing
OCI FAQs | H4H FAQs
Online on Hokies-4-Hire 11:59 pm
Mon. Sep. 8 For Freshmen and Sophomores
The Career Fair Experience:
How to make it work for you!

Learn to navigate a career fair and the steps for a successful experience.
Other dates | Registration required
Smith Career Center CRC Annex Noon - 1:00 pm
Tues. Sep. 9 For International students
Interviewing

More workshops for International students
Sponsor: Career Services
Flyer
Harper Comm-
unity
Room
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Tues. Sep. 9 For Graduate Students:
Interviewing Skills
Details | events for graduate students
Sponsor: Career Services
GLC-G 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Wed. Sep. 10
For undecided Hokies
Virginia Tech Majors Fair
Sponsors:
University Academic Advising Center and Student Government Association
Squires Common-
wealth Ballroom
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed. Sep. 10 VT Career Outfitters student shopping hours | no appointment needed!
Sponsor: Career Services
Smith Career Center 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed. Sep. 10 Resumania Wednesdays
Extra hours for walk-in resume reviews; 5-10 minute sessions; first-come, first-served.
THREE Weds. Sep 3, 10 & 17, 2014.
Resume prep in advance!
Bring a hard copy resume!
Sponsor: Career Services
[& we have M-F walk-in advising noon-3]
Smith Career Center 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed. Sep. 10 For International students
What to Wear to Career Fairs & Interviews

More workshops for International students
Sponsor: Career Services
Flyer
Harper Comm-
unity
Room
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Wed. Sep. 10 For Graduate Students:
Career Fair Preparation
Details | events for graduate students
Sponsor: Career Services
GLC-G 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Thur. Sep. 11 VT Career Outfitters student shopping hours | no appointment needed!
Sponsor: Career Services
Smith Career Center 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Fri. Sep. 12 Health Professions Advising
HPA 101: General Information Session

For any students potentially interested in health professions; general information about Health Professions Advising, our services, and the path to gain entrance to a health professional school.
More HPA events
Squires 341/345 9:00 - 9:30 am
Fri. Sep. 12 Health Professions Advising
HPA 202: The Competitive Applicant

For students who wish to apply to a Health Professional School in the next two years, and want to gain more knowledge on the application process and the HPA committee letter process.
More HPA events
Squires 341/345 10:00 - 10:30 am
Sep week 3
Sun. Sep. 14 Student application deadline for interview week 2 employers for
On-Campus Interviewing
OCI FAQs | H4H FAQs
Online on Hokies-4-Hire 11:59 pm
Mon. Sep. 15Career fair: Meet employers!

Computer Science Resources Consortium Fall Career Fair
Sponsor:
Computer Science Resources Consortium
Squires Common-
wealth Ballroom
3:00 - 7:00 pm
Tues. Sep. 16 Health Professions Advising
HPA 101: General Information Session

For any students potentially interested in health professions; general information about Health Professions Advising, our services, and the path to gain entrance to a health professional school.
More HPA events
Smith Career Center
Rm B
9:45 - 10:15 am
Tues.
Wed.
Sep. 16
Sep. 17
Career fair: Meet employers!
Engineering Expo Career Fair
Paste URL into your browser:
https://expo.sec.vt.edu/
Sponsor: College of Engineering
Student Engineers Council [SEC]
http://www.sec.vt.edu/ | sec@vt.edu
Contacts: expo@vt.edu | (540) 231-2755
For locations, times, excellent prep. info., see Expo website at https://expo.sec. vt.edu/
(paste URL in your browser)
If you are unable to access the Expo website, please contact the Student Engineers Council. Career Services has no control over Engineering Expo or its website.
Employers may contact College of Engineering Dean's Office Personnel for assistance.
Wed. Sep. 17 Resumania Wednesdays
Extra hours for walk-in resume reviews; 5-10 minute sessions; first-come, first-served.
THREE Weds. Sep 3, 10 & 17, 2014.
Resume prep in advance!
Bring a hard copy resume!
Sponsor: Career Services
[& we have M-F walk-in advising noon-3]
Smith Career Center 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thur. Sep. 18
Career fair: Meet employers!
Business Horizons Career Fair
Sponsor:
Pamplin College of Business
Contact: Mr. Stuart Mease
Pamplin College of Business events
Squires Student Center see event website
Sep week 4
Sun. Sep. 21 Medical School "Meet the Deans"
Deans and admissions representatives from medical schools will meet with pre-med students. Details
Sponsor:
Health Professions Advising [HPA]
Smith Career Center 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Sun. Sep. 21 Student application deadline for interview week 3 employers for
On-Campus Interviewing
OCI FAQs | H4H FAQs
Online on Hokies-4-Hire 11:59 pm
This week   Employer information sessions.
See Hokies4Hire
.
Career events > search
> employer info session
Most in Smith Career Center(some in Squires) Start times vary; usually 5:30 or later
Mon. Sep. 22 Preparing for graduate school:
Graduate & Professional School Fair at Virginia Tech
Sponsor: Graduate Student Assembly of Virginia Tech
Contact:
GSA Executive Board | gsa@vt.edu
Squires Common-
wealth Ballroom
see event website
Tues. Sep. 23
job search workshops for International students
Unpacking Your International Experience: Learn how to market your global experiences to potential employers or graduate programs.
Sponsors: Career Services and Global Education Office at VT.
Contact: Ms. Betty Watts
231-7220 or bettyw@vt.edu
GLC-F 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Wed. Sep. 24 Education Abroad Fair
Sponsor: Education Abroad Office at VT
Contact: 231-5888 or vtabroad@vt.edu
Drill-
field
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed. Sep. 24 CEIP Orientation; how to find co‑ops, internships & other experience
About | registration required
CEIP = Undergraduate Cooperative Education & Internship Program
Smith Career Center
Rm A
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Sun. Sep. 28 Student application deadline for interview week 4 employers for
On-Campus Interviewing
OCI FAQs | H4H FAQs
Online on Hokies-4-Hire 11:59 pm
Tues. Sep. 30
Career fair: Meet employers!
Fall Civil & Environmental Engineering Internship & Career Fair
Sponsor:
Via Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The Inn at Virginia Tech see event website


October 2014
Day Date Event Location Time
Oct week 1
This week   Employer information sessions.
See Hokies4Hire
.
Career events > search
> employer info session
Most in Smith Career Center (some in Squires) Start times vary; usually 5:30 or later
Wed. Oct. 1 &
Oct. 8
Imagine Your Future – Explore Your Career Options | 2-part workshop.
Learn the 4 steps of the career exploration process and resources to assist you on your career journey.
Other dates | Registration required
Smith Career Center
Rm A
11:00 am - noon
Fri. Oct. 3 CEIP Orientation; how to find co‑ops, internships & other experience
About | registration required
CEIP = Undergraduate Cooperative Education & Internship Program
Smith Career Center
Rm A
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Oct week 2
Sun. Oct. 5 Student application deadline for interview week 5 employers for
On-Campus Interviewing
OCI FAQs | H4H FAQs
Online on Hokies-4-Hire 11:59 pm
This week   Employer information sessions.
See Hokies4Hire
.
Career events > search
> employer info session
Most in Smith Career Center (some in Squires) Start times vary; usually 5:30 or later
Tues. Oct. 7 For Freshmen and Sophomores
The Career Fair Experience:
How to make it work for you!

Learn to navigate a career fair and the steps for a successful experience.
Other dates | Registration required
Smith Career Center
Rm A
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Tues. Oct. 7 Prep for Grad School:
Grad School 101
Grad/prof school prep events
Squires MC Rm 140 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Wed. Oct. 8 Prep for Grad School:
Grad School 101
Grad/prof school prep events
Derring 3083 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Wed. Oct. 8 For Graduate Students:
Are You LinkedIn?
Details | events for graduate students
Sponsor: Career Services
GLC-G 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fri.
Oct. 10 Fall break, no classes, university open. 2014-2015 academic calendar
Oct week 3
Sun. Oct. 12 Student application deadline for interview week 6 employers for
On-Campus Interviewing
OCI FAQs | H4H FAQs
Online on Hokies-4-Hire 11:59 pm
This week   Employer information sessions.
See Hokies4Hire
.
Career events > search
> employer info session
Most in Smith Career Center (some in Squires) Start times vary; usually 5:30 or later
Tues. Oct. 14
Career fair: Meet employers!
Fall Connection Fair
Sponsor: Career Services.
This event replaces the former Fall Focus fair.
Squires Student Center 10:00 - 4:00 pm
Wed. Oct. 15 For Graduate Students:
Interviewing Skills
Details | events for graduate students
Sponsor: Career Services
GLC-G 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Oct week 4
Sun. Oct. 19 Student application deadline for interview week 7 employers for
On-Campus Interviewing
OCI FAQs | H4H FAQs
Online on Hokies-4-Hire 11:59 pm
This week   Employer information sessions.
See Hokies4Hire
.
Career events > search
> employer info session
Most in Smith Career Center (some in Squires) Start times vary; usually 5:30 or later
Wed.
Oct. 22 Fall Etiquette Dinner
Fine Dining 101
Register in person | event details
Business attire required at event
Sponsor: Career Services
Owens Banquet Room 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Thur. Oct. 23 &
Oct. 30
Imagine Your Future – Explore Your Career Options | 2-part workshop.
Learn the 4 steps of the career exploration process and resources to assist you on your career journey.
Other dates | Registration required
Smith Career Center
Rm A
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Fri. Oct. 24 OUT at Work: LGBTQ Networking Reception
3rd Annual event! Wonder what life will be like after college? Come enjoy refreshments and find out! Ask questions, get wisdom, and learn how to network from alumni and professionals in the LGBTQ Community!
Register by TBA.
Tentative co-sponsors:
Career Services; Ex Lapide, the VT LGBTQ Alumni Society; The Women's Center, Multicultural Programs & Services
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Contact: John Gray Williams jghokie@vt.edu
Smith Career Center 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Sat.
Oct. 25
Virginia Tech Career Services has a partnership with Kaplan test prep to make these events available to Virginia Tech students.
Grad & Professional School Entrance Exam Test Drive
FREE practice tests, including GRE, LSAT, MCAT (choose 2014 or 2015), GMAT, PCAT, DAT, OAT. All academic levels welcome.
Especially useful to juniors & seniors.
Register online. Deadline Fr. Oct. 24.
Sponsors: Career Services & Kaplan
Grad/prof school prep events
VT campus location provided when you register. Check in time 10am.
End time depends on exam you take.
Oct week 5
Sun. Oct. 26 Student application deadline for interview week 8 employers for
On-Campus Interviewing
OCI FAQs | H4H FAQs
Online on Hokies-4-Hire 11:59 pm
This week   Employer information sessions.
See Hokies4Hire
.
Career events > search
> employer info session
Most in Smith Career Center (some in Squires) Start times vary; usually 5:30 or later
Mon. Oct. 27 CEIP Orientation; how to find co‑ops, internships & other experience
About | registration required
CEIP = Undergraduate Cooperative Education & Internship Program
Smith Career Center
Rm A
9:30 - 10:30 am
Mon. Oct. 27 Prep for Grad School:
GRE Verbal Boot Camp
Grad/prof school prep events
Squires MC Rm 140 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Tues. Oct. 28 Prep for Grad School:
GRE Verbal Boot Camp
Grad/prof school prep events
Derring 1076 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Wed. Oct. 29 For Freshmen and Sophomores
The Career Fair Experience:
How to make it work for you!

Learn to navigate a career fair and the steps for a successful experience.
Other dates | Registration required
Smith Career Center
Rm A
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Wed. Oct. 29 Prep for Grad School:
GRE Math Boot Camp
Grad/prof school prep events
Squires MC Rm 140 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Thur. Oct. 30 For International students only:
CEIP Orientation; how to find co‑ops, internships & other experience
About | registration required
CEIP = Undergraduate Cooperative Education & Internship Program
More workshops for International students
Sponsor: Career Services
Smith Career Center
Rm A
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Thur. Oct. 30 Prep for Grad School:
GRE Math Boot Camp
Grad/prof school prep events
Derring 1084 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Fri. Oct. 31 Happy Halloween! Be safe, where ever you are.


November 2014
Day Date Event Location Time
Nov week 1
Sun. Nov. 2 Student application deadline for interview week 9 employers for
On-Campus Interviewing
OCI FAQs | H4H FAQs
Online on Hokies-4-Hire 11:59 pm
This week   Employer information sessions.
See Hokies4Hire
.
Career events > search
> employer info session
Most in Smith Career Center (some in Squires) Start times vary; usually 5:30 or later
Mon. Nov. 3 Prep for Grad School:
Personal Statement Writing
Grad/prof school prep events
Derring 3083 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Wed. Nov. 5
Career fair: Meet employers!

College of Natural Resources & Environment Career Fair
Sponsor:
College of Natural Resources & Environment
Owens Hall 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thur. Nov. 6 Prep for Grad School:
Personal Statement Writing
Grad/prof school prep events
Squires MC Rm 140 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Nov week 2
Sun. Nov. 9 Student application deadline for interview week 10 employers for
On-Campus Interviewing
OCI FAQs | H4H FAQs
Online on Hokies-4-Hire 11:59 pm
This week   Employer information sessions.
See Hokies4Hire
.
Career events > search
> employer info session
Most in Smith Career Center (some in Squires) Start times vary; usually 5:30 or later
Thur. Nov. 13 CEIP Orientation; how to find co‑ops, internships & other experience
About | registration required
CEIP = Undergraduate Cooperative Education & Internship Program
Smith CC Rm A 11:00 am - noon
Thur.
Nov. 13
Career fair: Meet employers!
Fall Construction & Internship Career Fair
Sponsor:
Myers-Lawson School of Construction
see event web site see event website
Nov week 3
This week   Employer information sessions.
See Hokies4Hire
.
Career events > search
> employer info session
Most in Smith Career Center (some in Squires) Start times vary; usually 5:30 or later
Wed. Nov. 19 CEIP Orientation; how to find co‑ops, internships & other experience
About | registration required
CEIP = Undergraduate Cooperative Education & Internship Program
Smith Career Center
Rm A
2:30 - 3:30 pm
Nov week 4
Have a great Thanksgiving break November 22-30! 2014-2015 academic calendar



December 2014

Day Date Event Location Time
This week   Employer information sessions.
See Hokies4Hire
.
Career events > search
> employer info session
Most in Smith Career Center (some in Squires) Start times vary; usually 5:30 or later
Tues. Dec. 2 CEIP Orientation; how to find co‑ops, internships & other experience
About | registration required
CEIP = Undergraduate Cooperative Education & Internship Program
Smith Career Center
Rm A
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Thur. Dec. 11 CEIP Orientation; how to find co‑ops, internships & other experience
About | registration required
CEIP = Undergraduate Cooperative Education & Internship Program
Smith Career Center
Rm A
11:00 am - noon
Wed. Dec. 17 CEIP Orientation; how to find co‑ops, internships & other experience
About | registration required
CEIP = Undergraduate Cooperative Education & Internship Program
Smith Career Center
Rm A
10:00 - 11:00 am


Per university academic calendar:
Fall semester 2014 exams are Friday, December 12 - Thursday, December 18.
Fall 2014 commencement is Friday, December 19.
Good luck with exams and have a
safe and great semester break and holiday!

Spring 2015 events will be posted by January 2015.

Spring 2015 career fairs will be posted in fall 2014.