Joy Capers

Asst Director, Mentorship Prgm

  • Assistant Director, Mentorship Program

Originally from South Carolina, Joy joined the Career and Professional Development team on August 1, 2018. Prior to her role at Virginia Tech, she enjoyed working for the state of South Carolina in various workforce development and employment services roles. Joy is very passionate about working with students to help them navigate the journey of career development and mentorship. Through one-on-one advising, drop-in advising, phone advising, or presentations, Joy is available to assist students with the following areas: resume writing, cover letter writing, interviewing skills, career/major exploration, self-development assessments, internship/co-op search, navigating the job search process, mentorship, networking skills and career fair preparation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Undergraduate Mentorship Program Coordinator
  • Liaison to First-Generation Students
  • Mentorship Coordinators Network Facilitator
  • Career Advisor

Education

Master of Arts, Management and Leadership & Human Resources Management
Webster University

Bachelor of Arts, Communications, Minor Sociology
Charleston Southern University

Professional Affiliations and Certifications

  • Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP)
  • Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) Certification
  • National Career Development Association (NCDA) Membership
  • Service Year Alliance (formerly AmeriCorps Alums)