VCU Career Services is ready and able to offer virtual career advising appointments to current students and alumni within one year of graduation. Individuals can select or change the medium of any appointment type within Handshake to Zoom, phone, or email (best for document review). You can also cancel and/or reschedule appointments via Handshake or by calling our front desk at 804-828-1645.
Remember that Handshake and useful resources on the VCU Career Services website remain available all students and alumni 24/7. You may also visit our virtual services and support page to see other ways our team can help you, even in this remote environment.
Our goal is to help you develop a plan for defining and achieving your career and professional goals, starting your first semester at VCU. We offer individual advising appointments to students and alumni during their first year after graduation.
Location: University Student Commons, first floor, across from Chick-Fil-A (with a satellite office in Hunton Student Center, Suite 205)
**Starting Thursday, March 4th**Spring 2021 Office Hours (Quick Questions): Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.(last appointment will be checked-in at 12:45 p.m.) Make sure to bring a device(laptop or phone) if you would like to have a document reviewed during drop-in hours with an advisor on duty.
Virtual Advising Appointments and Document Review Available: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m
Suit Yourself Closet: Closed at this time. Will re-open Wednesday, March 10th by appointment only. Wednesday & Thursday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Professional Headshot Service: Closed for the Spring 2021 semester. At-home step-by-step guide.
Assuming that you have to work on your search all on your own is a common rookie job search mistake. The reality is that finding internships and jobs often involves meeting new people and having them assist you with your search. This session will cover the power of networking and different strategies on how to do it -- it’s not just attending conferences and cocktail parties. By the end of the session you’ll have a list of 8+ people you can reach out to as well as a draft inquiry and follow up emails that you can send to start your networking. Workshop will be virtual and hosted on Zoom. Click "External Registration" above to finalize your registration and receive your personalized link for the event. Open to arts majors and alumni from the class of 2020. Dress code is casual. Questions? Please contact Anna Umbreit firstname.lastname@example.org
March 1st at 11:30 am | Join recruiters and managers for a discussion about the career path for social workers at VCU Health. Current hiring needs are for individuals with an MSW, but all students are welcome to attend.
Tuesday March 2nd, 3:30-4:00 pm | Learn more about our employer partner, Haile Lytton State Farm, at this virtual employer showcase. In this showcase, you'll hear from company representatives and learn about what they do, how they do it, and what they look for in an applicant. After a brief panel and presentation, there will be time for Q&A from the audience. Alumni, and Students of all years and majors are encouraged to attend. Register through Zoom by clicking the blue button above. Check out Haile Lytton State Farm here: https://www.statefarm.com/agent/us/va/richmond/haile-lytton-m9fsj5v4pal