Career Services

Information for Parents | Welcome

Thank you for joining us as partners to promote the career development progress of your Virginia Tech students.

Overview of services we offer to students

Our broad array of advising, services, programs, and print and online resources are designed to help students with these

We help undecided students with career exploration and choice of major

  • We provide advising and resources to students who are undecided about major, who are considering changing majors, or who need more information about career options associated with the majors they have chosen.

We help students seeking career-related real-world experience during college

  • All students are encouraged to get experience during college that is related to their career goals. Most Virginia Tech students graduate with more than one type of experience, and a quarter of our graduates wish they had acquired more before graduation. The types of experience students acquire vary by career field, and include: volunteer work, part-time jobs, summer jobs, unpaid internships, paid internships, cooperative education (co-op), undergraduate research, and field study.
  • Career Services administers the Undergraduate Cooperative Education & Internship Program [CEIP] and advises all students on pursuing career-related experience.
  • Finding experience also requires learning job seach skills. Learning those skills early in college helps students start senior year well prepared (next item! ....)

We help students in the job search for post-graduation employment

  • We provide services and advising for graduating students to support them in the search for career-related employment. We teach students job search skills and the expectations of employers.

We help students considering graduate or professional school

  • We offer services and advising to help students research graduate programs, learn about the application process, and learn about the demands and expectations of graduate and professional school.
  • Students planning for a health profession requiring education beyond the bachelor's degree are served by our Office of Health Professions Advising [OHPA] and are encouraged to begin in freshman year.