Career and Professional Development is establishing a student advisory board to serve during the 2016-2017 academic year. We are accepting applications for membership on the board during fall. Complete details are provided below.

Details: More information:
Purpose: For Career and Professional Development to gain ideas and feedback regarding multiple facets of our operations. As we continually strive to engage students with our programs, services, and employer partners, advisory board discussion topics will cover multiple facets of our operation including career options and decision-making, internships and other ways to gain career-related experience, the job search process, the process of applying to graduate or professional school, and skill development for employment success. The board will review and discuss programming, technology, policies, and outreach.
Number of members: No more than 20.
Eligibility: Students from first-year through Ph.D. level who are enrolled at Virginia Tech with the ability to attend the scheduled meetings during the 2016-2017 academic year in the Smith Career Center on the Blacksburg campus.
Types of students we are seeking: Representatives across academic disciplines and academic levels.
Have an interest in contributing to the mission of Career and Professional Development at Virginia Tech.
Will represent other students with similar interests and aspirations.
Will engage in conversation with Career and Professional Development staff, with employers, and with each other in order to offer insights and suggestions.
Will commit to attending all scheduled meetings.
Meetings: The 2016-2017 board will meet three times during fall semester and four times during spring semester.
All meetings are on Mondays.
Time: 3:00-5:00 pm
Fall 2016 dates:
- Sep. 26 (not required for first-year students)
- Oct. 24
- Nov. 28
Spring 2017 dates:
- Jan. 23
- Feb. 27
- March 27
- April 24
Possibility of future participation: The 2016-2017 board members will be able to apply for the 2017-2018 academic year if eligible.
Application process: Complete an application: Download application form: MS Word docx.
Open, complete, save your completed version.
Submit by email, or deliver hard-copy in person (whichever is most convenient for you).
Where to submit: If by email, send to Mr. Steven White,
If in person, at Smith Career Center.
Application deadline: Sophomore level or higher: Monday, Sep. 12, 2016, Noon.
First-year students: Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, Noon.
Contact for questions: Mr. Steven White, Graduate Assistant for Career and Professional Development
What happens after students apply? Applications will be reviewed, and selected students will be contacted.
Students who apply by 9/12/16 will be contacted beginning Fr. Sep. 16, 2016.
First-year students who apply by 10/10/16 will be contacted beginning Fr. Oct. 14, 2016.