Thank you for joining us as partners to promote the career development of your Virginia Tech students. Please encourage your student to take advantage of the many events we offer to learn about careers and develop career-related skills.
Career & Professional Development participates in welcoming new students to Virginia Tech during Orientation. We'll be at the Resource Fair, and our Health Professions Advising office will offer an interest session.
Overview of advising and career development we offer to students:
Exploring self, careers, and majors.
We provide advising and resources to students who are exploring career options and majors, who are considering changing majors, or who need more information about career options associated with the majors they have chosen.
Seeking career-related real world experience during college.
All students are encouraged to seek experience during college that relates to, and helps them explore, their career goals. Over 90% of Virginia Tech students graduate with more than one type of experience; even so, over a third wish they had gotten more experience. Types of experience vary by career field, and include: volunteer work, part-time jobs, summer jobs, unpaid internships, paid internships, field study, cooperative education, and undergraduate research.
Career and Professional Development administers the Undergraduate Cooperative Education and Internship Program [CEIP] and advises all students on pursuing career-related experience.
The search for post-graduation employment.
We provide services and advising for graduating students to support them in the search for a post-graduation job. We teach students job search skills and the expectations of employers.
Considering graduate or professional school.
Deciding whether or not to attend graduate or professional school directly following the undergraduate degree goes hand-in-hand with exploring careers and making career planning decisions. We offer services and advising to help students research graduate programs, and learn about the application process and the demands and expectations of graduate and professional school.
Students planning for a health professional career requiring education beyond the bachelor's degree are served through our office by Health Professions Advising [HPA] and are encouraged to begin in freshman year.