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Current Undergraduate StudentsOffice of Student Engagement

The VCU School of Business is a dynamic community with lots of opportunities for you to pursue your interests and make valuable connections. The Office of Student Engagement prepares VCU business students to engage in leadership and mentorship opportunities during your time at VCU and beyond. From orientation through graduation, we support your purposeful growth and learning as you discover your unique strengths, talents, and skills that will enable you to thrive in an ever-changing world of work. 

Located off the atrium of Snead Hall, you can’t miss us! Stop by to figure out how to get involved in Snead Hall, meet friends, gain mentorship, and develop your personal and professional skills.

 

VCU Business Mentoring Program

Students need exposure to the professional world to be successful. The VCU Business Mentoring Program is designed to facilitate this opportunity by matching you with alumni and friends of VCU who want to help and guide you. 

VCU Business Mentoring Program gives you the chance to develop a supportive, professional relationship with a business professional as you prepare to transition into the professional sector.  Throughout the year-long program (October - April), get to know your mentor by interacting in person, attending professional events, connecting over the phone and exchanging emails. Mentors will provide guidance as coaches, advisors and connectors.

 

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  • “...When I first joined the mentoring program I was confused on how to even start thinking about entering the business world. Two years later, Emily has helped prepare me for more than imaginable. Emily inspires me to accomplish my goals and continuously set new ones...Being professional was intimidating to me because of all the requirements. However, with clear directions and preparations, I now have a polished resume, practice with interviews, and multiple techniques to connect with others within my field of interest.”
    Elissa Vannoy, Current VCU Business Student

Well-Being Initiatives

Here at Snead Hall, we care about you as a whole person, in and out of the classroom. At OSE, we want to ensure that all of our business students know that you matter, and empower you to develop healthy overall wellbeing through connecting them with business resources, VCU campus resources, and your fellow peers. To achieve this mission, we focus on Gallup’s Five Essential Elements of Well-Being: Career, Social, Financial, Physical, and Community. 

  • Career: Loving what we do everyday
  • Social: Having strong relationships and love in our lives
  • Financial: Effectively managing our economic lives
  • Physical: Having good health and energy to get things done
  • Community: Engaging in the areas we live

Throughout the year, OSE hosts Wellness Wednesday events and Alumni guest speakers to help you thrive in your daily life and design the life you want for years to come.

STARS Program

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Snead Transfers Achieving REAL Success (STARS) is a program especially designed for business students transferring to VCU. The goals of the program are to create a community of current and former transfer students and to acclimate business students to resources and opportunities within Snead Hall. These goals are accomplished by pairing current transfer students with a STARS ambassador, a previous transfer student, to create a peer to peer relationship, weekly meetings and periodic social events. 

We're always here to help transfer students get the guidance and resources they need to succeed here at Snead!

Contact BIZSTAR@vcu.edu for more information!

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  • “(It) made me aware of the resources available to me and gave me a better idea how to navigate being a transfer student at VCU.”
    Lorena Fuentes, Current VCU Business Student
  • “More than anything, it provided me with a place to go where I didn't feel left out while transitioning to a new school”
    Megan McNeer, Current VCU Business Student

Student Resources for COVID-19

We're here for you during these uncertain times. Please check out our ever-growing list of resources available to help you adjust to learning remote and social distancing.

Student Resources

We will be hosting virtual 1:1 meetings to support you during this time. Stay tuned for workshops, facilitations, and free Clifton Strengths assessments & consultations, yet to come. Please email us at ose@vcu.edu to schedule a virtual meeting.

Contact us

Office of Student Engagement
Snead Hall, Room B1122
ose@vcu.edu

Hours

Fall and spring semesters
Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m-4 p.m.

Summer session
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Staff

Cait Burns, M.Ed.
Director, Student & Corporate Engagement
804.827.1805 (o)
610.209.4635 (c)
cmburns@vcu.edu

Student Organizations

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Being a part of a student organization provides invaluable experience, professional development, management skills and teamwork strategies.

Student Organizations

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