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Catherine Copeland

Director of Career Technology and Assessment
Pronouns: she / her

Catherine has been with Career and Professional Development since 1989 in various roles and with various responsibilities, initially as liaison to the Pamplin College of Business, and currently as lead for career technology and assessment, and website administration. She administers the collection and reporting of first-destination data; we ask new graduates their first destination after the undergraduate degree, whether continuing education, or employed (or on the journey to accomplish that).

Catherine believes in career coaching students, to have information and resources to empower you to determine your best route to clarify and pursue your career interests and goals. Career and Professional Development at Virginia Tech is for all our students, with each person's unique history, present, and plans.


M.Ed. Student Personnel Services
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

B.A. Political Science
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia


  • International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC)
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid USA certification through the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Professional organizations and leadership

  • Southern Assocation of Colleges and Employers (SoACE)
  • Virginia Association of Colleges and Employers (VACE)
    • Immediate Past President, 2017-2018
    • President, 2016-2017
    • President-elect, 2015-2016
    • Leadership Award, April 2014
    • Director of Technology, 2012-2014
    • Special Achievement Award, April 2005
    • Director of Training and Development, 2003-2005
    • Special Achievement Award, May 2003
    • College Director 2002-2003 and Co-chair for 2003 Annual Conference
    • 2002 and 2001 Annual Conference Program Co-chair
    • Emerging Leader Award, 2001
    • 2000 Annual Conference Committee