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Online postings:

Events to meet employers:

  • Career fairs and job fairs list includes:
    • Fall and Spring Connection Job Fairs are the ONLY fairs sponsored by Career & Professional Development, and are open to employers seeking students in any Virginia Tech major.
    • Fairs sponsored by colleges and departments at Virginia Tech (12-15 per year).
    • Career fairs sponsored by VT Alumni Association chapters:
      - National Capital Region fair during spring break.
      - Richmond RVA career expos in fall and spring.

Employers who have hired VT students or graduates

View these employers by major and research those of interest. Those who have hired interns and co-ops in the past may do so in the future. Those who have hired new grads may also offer internships or other pre-graduation experience.

Your academic department

  • Read your academic department website! Many departments post internships and jobs on their site.
  • Watch for email from your academic department. We send job announcements to academic departments so that they can forward these notices on to their students.
  • Visit your academic department. Look for bulletin boards where internships and jobs are posted.

Networking and seeking out potential employers

  • Networking
    Why it's important and how to do it!
  • Help from alumni / Hokie Nation Network
    Professional online networking.
  • LinkedIn for students
    To connect with alumni and others based on organizational affiliations and career fields.

Use multiple ways to get experience

  • Over 90% of our graduates tell us they had career-related experience during college.
  • Even so, 1/3 wished they had gotten more.
  • So that tells you to get multiple experiences!
  • Use all the ways to get experience, including field study, part-time jobs, summer jobs, volunteering, service-learning, shadowing, para-professional opportunities, co-op, undergraduate research, extracurricular involvement and leadership. Depending on your major and your career field, other terminology may be used and other types of experience are valuable.