Resources for alumni
Thank you for looking for ways to partner with us to support the career development and job search needs of our students and new graduates!
- To recruit, post jobs and internships, use Hokies4Hire, participate in On-Campus Interviewing, learn about career fairs, and otherwise provide career opportunities to Virginia Tech students and alumni, see our information for employers.
- Hokie Nation Network: Professional and social online networking.
- As of fall 2010, the Virginia Tech Alumni Association has expanded its career-related services for alumni, and has a staff member serving as director of the Alumni Career Resources Program.
Some chapters of the Alumni Association host events such as annual career fairs and professional networking opportunities.
- The National Capital Region chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association has hosted an annual job fair in Northern Virginia in March during Virginia Tech spring break week every year since 1992.
- The Richmond chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association hosts events and the RVA career expo in fall semester and during spring break.
- I'm a new grad still looking for a job. Can I use Career and Professional Development?
Recent graduates seeking first employment can use our job and internship search guide and seek advising. New graduates exploring continued education can use planning for graduate or professional school, as can also seek advising.
- Can you review my resume?
Yes. You can use walk-in advising or advising by appointment. See advising.
- Can I attend workshops?
Recent grads who are still in Blacksburg should feel free to look at the events calendar, see the details for each event (note if registration is required, or if there are any limits on attendance), and attend open workshops or seminars of interest.
- I've graduated. Can I attend a career fair?
If you are a recent graduate, please see the career fairs list to find and check the website for the specific event you want to attend. Determine if the employers attending match your career interests and qualifications, and determine if the event sponsor has placed any restrictions on who may attend. You might need to contact the event sponsor to ask.
On-campus fairs are usually for current students, while fairs sponsored by Alumni Association Chapters may offer more opportunities suited for both alumni and current students.
If you are a past graduate with career experience, before you undertake the time and expense of travelling to campus, we advise you to directly contact attending employers to determine if they would be open to speaking with you at a career fair, or if it would be a better use of your time to arrange to meet with a different person and at the employment location. Often, campus recruiters are not the staff who are involved in hiring of experienced personnel.
- I am not a recent graduate, and am in a job search. Can I get advising through Career and Professional Development?
We are not in a good position to effectively serve job seekers who have extensive experience or who are not recent graduates (up to two years after graduation). If you wish to have a conversation with a career advisor to help steer you toward appropriate resources or to receive guidance on how to use the online research and job search tools we provide, we are able to have that conversation with you. Please be aware that we are unable to provide extensive one-on-one counseling, and we are unable to "place" individuals into positions.
As of fall 2010, the Virginia Tech Alumni Association has provided career-related services for alumni, and has a staff member serving as director of the alumni career resources program. You can find resources and contact information in the Virginia Tech Alumni Association Alumni Career Resources Program.