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In today's competitive job market, industry leaders are looking for graduates who possess the powerful combination of business knowledge, creativity and passion. At VCU School of Business, we are excited to help you connect what you will learn in the classroom with work based learning experiences and professional development to support your career success. Whether you join us as a first year student, transfer, or non-traditional student, our Career Coaching team will help you define your career goals and showcase your skills — and we’ll introduce you to our recruiters from top companies, in Richmond and across the nation. Connect with us early and often!

Outcome surveys

Each semester, our graduating class provides information about post-graduation plans and first-destination career outcomes. We also collect information related to job searches, motivation, satisfaction and engagement with VCU resources. Students receive follow-up surveys at 3, 6 and 12 months after graduation. See survey results

Career Resources

We know how important career success is for you, so we’ve baked it into our curriculum. Beginning in Fall 2021, all undergraduate students will take a 1 credit course on career and professional development as a part of their major.

As a complement to the career and professional development woven into the business curriculum, Business Career Coaches are available to meet with you one-on-one to customize your career plans. We are experts in business careers, and there is no limit to how often you can meet with your coach. We continue to support your career even after you graduate. 

Our job and internship database, Handshake, is used by every Fortune 500 company. There are thousands of opportunities available at any given time, no matter your industry or geographic area of interest. For a sneak peek, check out what’s currently available here: https://business.vcu.edu/career-services/handshake/

Business Career Services hosts Business focused internship and career fairs each semester. Whether we are in-person or virtual, we put our networks to work for you. You’ll have the chance to meet with recruiters from a host of companies across Virginia and beyond. 

Internships and Work Based Learning

Career servicesFor Prospective Students and FamiliesInternships and Work Based Learning

Usually 1-5 days in length, externships are shadowing opportunities that allow you to dip your toe in with an employer and see what it would be like to work there. They also often give you an advantage when applying for internships.

Do you already have a job or other commitments that make it difficult to do a 10-12 week internships? A micro-internship might be perfect for you. Execute paid virtual professional assignments for companies to build and demonstrate your skills while exploring a variety of career paths: https://info.parkerdewey.com/vcu.

Almost half our students complete internships prior to graduating. Studies show that students who intern during college are more likely to graduate with a job in hand, and have higher starting salaries. We have thousands of internships available in Handshake, and are here to help you land one that’s right for you.

Career Success

  • Allianz
  • Altria
  • Amazon
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Capital One
  • CGI
  • CoStar Group
  • Defense Logistics Agency
  • Dominion Energy
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  • Freddie Mac
  • J.B.Hunt
  • KPMG
  • Lidl US
  • Markel
  • McKesson
  • Northrop Grumman
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • Reynolds American
  • SunTrust (Truist)
  • Target
  • The Martin Agency
  • Unilever
  • Wells Fargo

Each year, our graduating class provides information about their career outcomes. For more data related to outcomes, see survey results.

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  • “Ms. Katybeth Lee introduced me to the STAR format and prepared me for the interview.”
    Rika Nabee, Class of 2022
    Area Manager Intern, Amazon
  • “Business Career Services hosted the career fair that got me in front of the recruiter, and I scheduled a practice interview along with getting my resume ready to submit to the company.”
    Nicole Elliott, Class of 2020
    Transportation Management Trainee, Werner Enterprises
  • “Business Career Services helped me with my resume and interview skills.”
    Maximilian White, Class of 2020
    Associate Auditor, Virginia SCC
  • “Bryan is a gem, and helped me so much in finding resources, showing me my options and where to go, how to attend the virtual career fair, as well as mock interviewing and prepping for it!”
    Jessica Both, Class of 2020
    Associate Staff Accountant in Audit, YHB
  • “BCS helped me by helping me to prepare for my case interview and the Power Day. They also helped me with my confidence.”
    Maria Balladares, Class of 2021
    HR Rotational Program Associate, Capital One
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