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Career Outfitters Suit & Accessories Drive!

Career Outfitters is a program that provides new and/or gently-used professional attire to students for career events. There is no charge to students!

The 2015 suit & accessories drive is NOW OPEN for DONATIONS through Aug 28, 2015.

Learn more...


Post-Grad Survey

Graduating seniors!
Tell us where you're going!
Post-Grad Survey takes under five minutes to complete.
Not sure yet? Still looking for a job or applying to grad school? Just tell us that on the survey. You can update your response later; quick and easy, and we'll remind you.
More about the survey.
Survey is open to May+Sum I/II 2015 grads. Survey will close for Dec. 2014 grads on June 15.


Graduating seniors!
You're invited to Hokie High Five!
Graduation celebration!
Tues. Apr. 28, 2015
noon - 4pm
Smith Career Center
Prizes, fun, food
Resume reviews for those still job-seeking.


For CNRE & CALS students
You're invited to Before You Go!
Wed. Apr. 29, 2015
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Smith Career Center lawn

Before you graduate or go on summer break, stop by to have a freezer pop and chat with your college liaisons, Carolyn Haynes and Leigh Anne Leist. Be career and summer ready!


College of
Liberal Arts & Human Sciences:
Diversity Alumni Panel

Wed. Apr. 8, 2015
5:30-7:30 pm
Fralin Hall

Network with successful VT alumni.
See what's in store for you with a liberal arts degree.
Contact for questions:
Ryan Rideau
Dir. of Undergrad. Diversity Initiatives


For First-years and Sophomores
Marketing Yourself in a Diverse Workplace
Wed. Apr. 8, 2015
Smith Career Center Rm A
Registration requested
Contact: John Gray Williams

Virginia Tech students invited to our SEC-ACC 2015 virtual career fair!
Wed. & Thur. Apr. 1 & 2.
View employers' chat schedules and meet employers recruiting talent across all majors and degrees.


LinkedIn Photo Lab @ Smith Career Center!
Career Services is providing opportunities for free professional photos, taken at Smith Career Center, to use on your LinkedIn page. Photo dates start Mon. Mar. 30, 2015. View available dates/times and request to be scheduled for a LinkedIn photo. You'll get email confirmation of your timeslot, and completed photos will be emailed. If these timeslots fill quickly, more dates and times may be scheduled. Timeslots are limited, so each student who accepts a timeslot is expected to attend. Cancellation should occur at least one full day prior.


Applications due March 1, 2015, for the Virginia Governor's Fellows Program.
Applicants must be rising seniors, graduating seniors or graduate students. Flyer for posting.


Seniors! Feb. 5 kicks off 100 Days 'til Graduation
Our events for you! | details
Workshops all 5:30-6:30 pm
@ Holtzman Alumni Center Assembly Hall
- Help with your job search | Tues. Feb. 10
- Tune up your professionalism skills | Tues. Mar. 3
- Evaluating & negotating job offers | Tues. Mar. 24
Spring 2015 Connection fair | Tues. Feb. 24 | 10am-4pm | Squires
Graduation celebration | Tues. Apr. 28 | Noon-4pm | Smith Career Center


Seminars FOR graduate students during spring 2015

Resume writing | Wed. Jan 28
Career fair prep | Wed. Feb. 11
Interviewing skills | Wed. Mar. 4
LinkedIn | Wed. Mar. 18
All held in GLC Room G
All sessions 5:30-6:30 pm





Grad school prep events during spring 2015

Admission exam test drive | Sat. Feb. 28 | 10am - 1pm
Details and registration

Location and time for the following sessions:
Derring 1076
5:00-6:00 pm
Grad School 101 | Wed. Feb. 11
GRE math boot camp | Tues. Feb. 24 & Wed. Mar. 25
GRE verbal boot camp | Wed. Feb. 25 & Thur. Mar. 26
Writing your personal statement | Tues. Mar. 31


Spring 2015 Connection Job Fair
Sponsored by Career Services
Employers seeking students in all colleges
Tu. Feb. 24, 2015 | 10am-4pm | Squires
Some employers will schedule next-day interviews on site.
Complete info for students to prepare!


Winter open house
Fr. Jan. 23, 2015
For first-year and sophomore students.







Post-Graduation Survey
For all Dec. 2014 grads who completed undergraduate degrees. Survey login.
More about the survey.



Encore view now available: Career Services Webinar: It’s Not Just An Internship
Originally aired Tues. Nov. 18, 2014 | 7:00-8:45 pm
If you missed the webinar or want to watch it again, we have great news for you.
View the webinar now! (59 mins).
Please note: The audio quality on this encore presentation of It’s Not Just An Internship is less than perfect, however many parents and families have indicated a desire to hear and view the content.

Need a quiet place to study during exams?
Career Services has 30 private rooms and a common area available.
Space for individuals, groups up to three, and larger groups.
Thur. Dec. 11 | Fr. Dec. 12 | Mon.-Thur. Dec. 15-18 | Details | flyer
8:00 am - 4:45 pm [common area available 3pm on Dec. 11]

Coffee chats for faculty and staff | More information | flyer
Fridays | 8:00-9:30 am | Smith Career Center | coffee & pastries
Mingle and meet | Information for your students | Hold the dates!
Fri. Dec. 5, 2014: Career-related experience | Two internship/job search resources
Date change: Fr. Feb. 27 (instead of Fri. Mar. 6, 2015):
Internship/job search resources: CareerShift & GoinGlobal
Fri. Apr. 10, 2015: Post-Graduation Report: your graduates' employment or continuing education

Grad School Prep events
All sessions 5-6 pm | Details | locations
GRE Verbal Boot Camp: Mon Oct 27 | Tu Oct 28
GRE Math Boot Camp: Wed Oct 29 | Th Oct 30
Personal Statements: Mon Nov 3 | Th Nov 6

Health Professions Advising
Considering a health career requiring professional school?
Come to: HPA 101 Gen info session | HPA 202 For applicants
30-min sessions on:
Thur Nov 6 | Mon Nov 10 | Tues Nov 18 | Details | times | location

Fine Dining 101 | Annual etiquette dinner

Fine Dining 101: annual fall etiquette dinner

Wed. Oct. 22, 2014 | 5:30-8pm | Owens Banquet Room

Students: Appropriate table manners and conduct are necessary for job search and career success. Join us to learn the skills you need.

Register at Career Services during office hours.
Registration opened Mon. Sep. 22.
Deadline extended to Wed. Oct 15, 2014.


OUT at Work: LGBTQ Networking Reception | 3rd Annual event!

Out at Work: LGBTQ networking reception

Fri. Oct. 24, 2014 | 5:30-8:30 pm | Smith Career Center

Wonder what life will be like after college?
Come enjoy refreshments and find out!
Ask questions, get wisdom, learn how to network from alumni and professionals in the LGBTQ Community!
Register by Oct. 23.
Contact: John Gray Williams
Co-sponsors: Career Services; Alumni Relations, the Women's Center, Multicultural Programs & Services.



Fall Connection Job Fair

Tues. Oct. 14, 2014 | 10am-4pm | Squires Student Center

Sponsor: Career Services

Employers are seeking students in all colleges at Virginia Tech.

Student info includes employers attending for research before the fair to see each employer's hiring needs.





Week of Sep. 8-12:
Wow! We saw 433 students through walk-in advising, 95 students through appts., and 658 students visited us to shop Career Outfitters on Sep 10 & 11, when we gave away over 630 clothing items! Plus we presented 23 workshops! ... for over 1927 student contacts in one week!

Coffee chats for Departmental Career Advisors: hold these fall 2014 dates!

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Fri. Oct. 10 | 8-9:30 am | Smith Career Center
- Career exploration resources
- COMPASS, our newest tool

Fri. Dec. 5 | 8-9:30 am | Smith Career Center
- Career-related experience
- Two job/internship search resources

Contact for questions:
- Katie Steuer |
- Ali Woodworth |


Unpacking your international experience

Learn how to market your global experiences to potential employers or graduate programs.

Tues. Sep. 23, 2014 | 6-8pm
Graduate Life Center, Room F






REACH | COMPASS to explore majors+careers!

Deciding on an academic major?

Choosing career options for your major?

REACH and COMPASS are for you!







VTCO clothing drive accepting donations extended through Sep. 9, 2014, for our fall VT Career Outfitters event! Please consider donating gently used professional attire! VTCO on Facebook.

VT Career Outfitters is a program that provides new and/or gently used business attire to VT students at no charge!

Student "shopping" dates will be:
Wed. Sep. 10, 2014, 10am-4pm
Thur. Sep. 11, 2014, 1-6pm
Location: Smith Career Center
Open to all Virginia Tech students.
No advance registration is needed. Just arrive to shop.




Tailgate party | All students invited! | Fr. Aug. 29, 2014| 10am-3pm | Smith Career Center

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Resumania Wednesdays!
Extra-hours resume reviews | 10am-5pm | Three Wednesdays, Sep. 3, 10 & 17, 2014!

Please note:

Resumania was originally posted to be held on six Wednesdays.
We have since CANCELLED Resumania for Sep. 24, Oct. 1 and 8. Fall 2014 Resumania WILL BE HELD on Sep. 3, 10 and 17, 2014.

We also offer walk-in advising daily, M-F, noon-3pm, so if Resumania dates/times don't work for your schedule, you can visit us for walk-in advising!




The Post-Graduation Survey is open to May and Summer I/II, 2014, graduates finishing undergraduate degrees.
More about the Survey.
Survey login for eligible grads only.
Anyone can view REPORTS based on past surveys.

Non-profit careers panel!
Wed. Apr. 9, 2014 | 5:30-7pm | Smith CC | For LAHS and all interested students.









Seeking students to be 2014-2015 Career Services Peer Career Advisors!
flyer pdf | flyer png | paid position | info session Wed. Mar. 26, 5:30-6:30pm, Smith CC |
Appl. deadline Wed. Apr. 2.









Women Empowering Women Th. Mar. 27 | 6-8pm | Smith CC | 30 spots, first-come, first-served | sign up at Smith CC until March 24 or event is full, whichever occurs first.









Federal Career Opportunities for Students & Recent Grads | Mon. Mar. 17 | 5-7pm | Smith CC | Pathways Programs | Finding & Applying for Federal Jobs | Writing your Federal Resume.
Presenter: Mr. Todd Floersheim, Sr. Federal Recruitment Advisor, U.S. Ofc. of Personnel Mgt.









Spring break job fairs
hosted by VT Alumni Association chapters:
VT Northern Virginia Center | Tues. Mar. 11
Richmond Career Expo | 2810 Parham Rd | Fri. Mar. 14


Podcast with Career Services Director, Donna Cassell Ratcliffe. 2-3-14


VT Career Services received 2014 Gold-level certification from Out For Work.

2014 OUT for Work Career Center Certification Program, awarded Gold level certification 2014

Out for
Gold Medal 2014








Drop-in advising at Newman Library 2nd floor commons | Wed | 10am-noon | all walk-in advising locations and times










Walk-in advising in Hancock Atrium | for ENGR students | Wed | 1:30-5pm | all walk-in adv.










Resumania Wed | Jan 29, Feb 5 & 12, 2014 | 10am-5pm | all walk-in advising










Connection career fair Tu. 2-18-14 | 10am-4pm | Squires
Some employers will schedule next-day interviews Wed. 2-19-14.










Pre-Connection student & employer panel | Mon. 2-17-14 | 7-9pm | Litton-Reaves 1670










Ladies: Weather is cold! Wear tights or hose to interviews!


Now closed: Career Services 10-minute survey for Virginia Tech faculty and staff who advise students. Thank you to all who responded!

Road Trips to the Real World! Jan. 6-17 2014.
Registration opened Nov. 1.

Employer panel: Th. Nov. 14, 2013 | 6:00-7:30pm | Smith Career Center Rm B.
Job search and interviewing advice, on-the-first-job success strategies. Network with atttending employers. Panelist from Advance Auto, Celanese, Peace Corps and VT Human Resources










Etiquette dinner Wed. Oct. 23, was a success!










LGBTQ Networking Fr. Oct. 18, was a success!










Be interview-ready: Interview Stream web-based practice interviews. Available 24/7/365. Open to all with a VT PID and password; that means currently enrolled students, employees, alumni.

ALL Virginia Tech students are invited to our annual start-of-the-year TAILGATE PARTY!
Fri. Aug. 30, 2013 | 10am-3pm | Smith Career Center