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Seeking support for our students:
Career Outfitters 2016 clothing drive.
Accepting donations of professional attire, including suits and accessories.
Women's attire especially needed this year.
Collecting through Aug. 6, 2016.

Flyer with details on drop-off or shipping.

 

For students completing undergraduate degrees
For your Graduation Timeline set by the University Registrar:
Complete the Post-Graduation Survey before graduation.
Takes under five minutes to complete.
If you are in the process of seeking employment or admission to graduate school or other continuing education, check that response on the survey. Later, when you do secure employment or admission to graduate school, you can update your response. It's quick and easy, and we'll remind you.

 

For all students
Study space available in Smith Career Center.
May 2016, weekdays, from Reading Day through exam week.

8am-4:45pm all dates:
Thur. May 5
Fr. May 6
Mon. May 9
Tues. May 10
Wed. May 11

 

For all students
Surviving Your First Job or Internship
Some not-so-obvious tips and advice on being a professional.

Offered twice:
Mon. Apr. 18, 2016 | 11am-noon
Th. Apr. 28, 2016 | 6-7 pm
Flyer for posting

 

For graduating seniors
Evaluating and negotiating job offers
Do you know your worth? Learn how to compare offers and how to boldly negotiate your starting salary.

Wed. Apr. 13, 2016
5:30-6:30 pm
Holtzman Alumni Center, Assembly Hall

Flyer for this event

More about 100 days 'til graduation

 

For students thinking about federal jobs and internships

Wed. Apr. 13, 2016 | 3-4pm | Smith Career Center
Guest speaker:
DeShan King
Senior HR Specialist with U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Intro to Pathways Programs (internships, recent grads and presidential managment fellows); what each program offers the job seeker and basic requirements; how to locate positions on USAJOBS.gov.

Flyer for print / posting

More federal events

 

For all students
Inventing Your Future Through Your Personal & Professional Brand
Learn from experts in the fields of communication, marketing, and branding, about how to develop your own brand and professional skills, no matter your field.
Presented by Career Services, Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, PRSSA, Panhellenic Council, and the Residence Hall Federation.

Wed. Apr. 6, 2016 | 6-7pm | Fralin Auditorium
Details | pdf flyer for printing.

 

For students planning for:
Law school
Medical school
Dental school
Pharmacy school

Pre-Health / Pre-Law Grad Admission Test Workshop
Tues. Apr. 5, 2016
5:30-7pm
McBryde 307
Tests covered: LSAT, MCAT, DAT, PCAT.
Advance registration is optional.

 

For all students

LinkedIn Photo Lab

Free professional photo for your LinkedIn account.
Offered three dates: Mondays, Mar. 14, 21, 28, 2016
Same times for all three dates: 11:30am - 2pm
Location: Smith Career Center
Sign up for one date.
Sign up is first-come, first-served.
Contact for questions:
Ariana Mollers, Peer Career Advisor | amollers@vt.edu
Flyer for printing/posting.

 

For graduating seniors
Tune up your interviewing skills
Tues. Mar. 22, 2016
5:30-6:30 pm
Holtzman Alumni Center, Assembly Hall
More about 100 days 'til graduation

 

For student veterans in all majors

Student Veterans LinkedIn and Networking Workshop

Tues. Mar. 15, 2016
5:30-7:30 pm
Goodwin Hall, Capsule Conference Room (440)

Come dressed to have a professional photo taken for your LinkedIn account.

RSVP to Heidi Thuesen | hthuesen@vt.edu by noon Mon. Mar. 14.

 

2016 Governor's Fellows Program
Application deadline: Tues, March 15, 2016.

Qualifications:
- Rising college seniors, graduating college seniors, or enrolled as degree candidates in a graduate/professional school.
- Enrolled in a Virginia college/university or Virginia resident enrolled in an out-of-state institution.
- Committed to excellence in academics.
- Able to demonstrate leadership ability.
- Involved in extracurricular activities.
- Active in community service.

Complete information: Virginia Governor's Fellow Program.

 

For students thinking about federal jobs and internships

Thur. Feb. 11 | Summer opportunities
Thur. Feb. 18 | Security clearance 101
Thur. Feb. 25 | Stand out in the application process
Wed. Mar. 16 | Federal resumes 101
Wed. Apr. 6 | Federal employment and internships

Details, times, locations

Flyer for print / posting

 

For seniors: 100 days to graduation!

Five spring 2016 events for your job search!

Wed. Feb. 10 | Job search
Tues. Feb. 23 | Spring Connection Job Fair
Tues. Mar. 22 | Interviewing
Wed. Apr. 13 | Evaluating, negotiating offers
Tues. Apr. 26 | Hokie High Five Graduation Celebration

Details, times, locations

More 100 Days 'til Graduation events

 

Spring Connection job fair

Tues. Feb. 23, 2016
10am-4pm
Squires
Complete information for students including how to prepare, research employers, and possible next-day interviews.
Employers attending list is now posted!
This is subject to update through the date of the fair.

 

For students applying to graduate or professional school

All the spring 2016 prep events

Includes strategy & practice tests for:
GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT
Includes:
Grad School 101
Personal Statement workshop
<----- So many events, we have two flyers! ----->

All dates and times + more events

 

For students thinking about federal jobs and internships

Working for America: Applying for a Federal Job

Guest speaker:
Ms. Pam Thomas, Virginia Tech alumna who works with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Fr. Feb. 5, 2016
1:30-3:30 pm
Smith Career Center Room A

Flyer for print / posting

More federal events

 

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Cancelled:
For student veterans in all majors
Speed Interviewing Workshop Wed. Feb. 3, 2016
5-7:30 pm first group of interviews.
6:15-8 pm second group of interviews.
Includes opportunity to have brief feedback on your resume.
To participate: RSVP by Mon. Feb. 1, 5:00 pm, to Ms. Heidi Thuesen, hthuesen@vt.edu.
Your group time will be confirmed in response to your RSVP. Details | what to wear and bring.

 

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All students welcome
Fall semester 2015 exam study space available
in Smith Career Center
27 rooms accomodate up to three people.
Common area for larger study groups.
First-come, first-served.
HOURS: 8am - 4:45pm, all six dates:
Thur. Dec. 10
Fr. Dec. 11
Mon. Dec. 14
Tues. Dec. 15
Wed. Dec. 16
Thur. Dec. 17
Flyer for posting

 

Coffee chat for faculty and staff who do career advising:

Fr. Dec. 4, 2015 | 8:00-9:30 am
Topic: Services available for students

8-8:30 coffee, pastries and mingling
8:30-9:30 program and Q&A

Location: Smith Career Center

Hold the date and plan to join us!

RSVP to Ashley Roberts ashleyr@vt.edu by Th. Dec. 3 if you plan to attend.

 

Dr. Marlene Preston receiving Award for Excellence in 
                  Career Advising. Nov. 2015

Award for Excellence in Career Advising presented:
Dr. Marlene Preston, associate professor of communication (right in photo), received the 2015 Award for Excellence in Career Advising during a reception on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015.
Read more.

 

Seeking students!

Announcement | October 26, 2015:
Career Services is establishing a student advisory board to serve during spring semester 2016. We are accepting applications from all students for membership on the board.
Deadline is noon, Th. Nov. 12, 2015. Complete information and how to apply.

 

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Announcement | October 28, 2015:
Career Services is recruiting Peer Career Advisors. We seek freshmen and sophomores in any major to begin in spring semester 2016, and work through the 2016-2017 academic year.
Deadline is Mon. Nov. 16, 2015, before 5:00 pm.
Info session Mon. Nov. 9, 2015, 5:30-6:30pm @ Smith Career Center.
Complete information and how to apply.

 

2015 fall grad & prof school PREP events flyer 

Fall 2015 grad school prep events! Details + more events

Grad School 101 | 5:30-6:30pm | Robeson 105
Two dates. Choose one: Tues. Oct. 13 | Wed. Oct. 14

CANCELLED: MCAT Strategies | Wed. Oct. 21 | 5:30-7pm

GRE Verbal Boot Camp | 5:30-6:30pm | Derring 3083
Two dates. Choose one: Mon. Oct. 26 | Tues. Oct. 27

GRE Math Boot Camp | 5:30-6:30pm | Derring 3083
Two dates. Choose one: Thur. Oct. 29 | Fr. Oct. 30

Writing Your Personal Statement | 5:30-6:30pm | Derring 3083
Two dates. Choose one: Tues. Nov. 3 | Wed. Nov. 4

 

Annual fall etiquette dinner

Wed. Oct. 28, 2015
5:00-7:30pm | Owens Banquet Hall

Register by Fr. Oct. 16.
How to register | complete info for students

 

 

Fall Connection job fair!
Tues. Oct. 20, 2015
10am - 4pm | Squires Commonwealth Ballroom
The only fall job fair sponsored by Career Services.

Complete info for students

Research employers BEFORE the fair!
Determine which attending employers match your career interests. Prepare to present yourself effectively.
How to prepare for a career fair.

 

Interested in a federal job or internship?

Learn more about internships and post-grad jobs with the federal government, and search tips.
Open to all Virginia Tech students.

Fall 2015 dates / times / session:
Wed. Oct. 7 | 2-3pm | Your Federal Career in DC and beyond
Wed. Oct. 14 | 2-3pm | Tips for Navigating USAJOBS.gov
Wed. Oct. 21 | 2-3pm | Federal Resume 101
Smith Career Center, Room A

More info.

 

LinkedIn Photo Lab:

All times booked! We'll offer this again in the spring.
Free professional photos to use on your LinkedIn account.
Open to all Virginia Tech students.
Sign up was first-come, first-served. All times are booked.
Dates/times:
Mon. Oct. 5, 2015 | noon-2pm
Fr. Oct. 9, 2015 | noon-3pm
Mon. Oct. 12, 2015 | noon-2pm
Mon. Oct. 19, 2015 | noon-2pm
Smith Career Center

 

Coffee chats for faculty and staff who do career advising:

Fr. Oct. 9, 2015 | 8:00-9:30 am | CareerShift and GoinGlobal
Fr. Dec. 4, 2015 | 8:00-9:30 am | Services for students

Both dates:
8-8:30 coffee, pastries and mingling
8:30-9:30 program and Q&A

Location: Smith Career Center

Hold the dates and plan to join us!

RSVP to Debbie Wilson at dewilso2@vt.edu if you plan to attend.

 

Resumania season!

Get ready for fall career fairs:

10-minute walk-in resume reviews:

Mondays - Fridays | Noon - 3pm

PLUS extended hours | 10am - 4pm
Only on these SIX dates:

Tues. Sep. 1, 8, 15
Wed. Sep. 2, 9, 16
10am - 4pm

 

Medical School Meet the Deans:

All students interested in medical school are invited:

Sun. Sep. 20, 2015
7:30 - 9pm
Litton-Reaves 1670

More info
For questions, email HPA@vt.edu

 

2015 fall grad & prof school PREP events flyer 

Fall 2015 grad school prep

Workshops and practice tests.

14 sessions including prep/practice for LSAT, MCAT, GRE, GMAT, plus Grad School 101, and personal statement workshops.

Flyer.

Details, plus grad & professional school fairs.

 

All Virginia Tech students invited to our Tailgate Party!
Fr. Aug. 28, 2015
10am - 3pm
Smith Career Center

Get to know us and how we can help you on your career planning journey!

Thanks to the 1,158 students who came to our party!!

 

Career Outfitters student shopping days:

All Virginia Tech students are invited to shop, free of charge, for new and gently used professional attire.

Thurs. Sep. 3, 2015 | 10am - 6pm

Fri. Sep. 4, 2015 | 9am - noon

Learn more...

Thanks to our community who donated 1,561 items, and to the 927 students who shopped with us!!

 

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 OPEN for DONATIONS through Fri. Aug 28, 2015.

Learn more...

Thanks to our community who donated 1,561 clothing items!!