Career and Professional Development offers advising to all students who are considering graduate or professional school as part of your career planning process. You are welcome to seek our advising for decision-making on whether graduate school is the path to your career goal, how to research schools and programs, and reviews of resumes and personal statements. Our practice interview resources can help you prepare for graduate or professional school admission interviews. We also offer workshops on considering graduate school, writing personal statements for admission, and test prep for admissions exams.

In addition to our resources, there are additional advising programs in the university for specific pre-professional preparation as follows. First-year is not too early to use these resources and services!

  • Pre-Law Advising at Virginia Tech
    Considering and learning about law as a career, preparing for law school, applying, student law societies, events.
  • Health Professions Advising at Virginia Tech
    Considering and learning about health professional careers that require education beyond the bachelor's degree, including: medicine (allopathic and osteopathic), dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, chiropractic, occupational therapy, nursing, physician assistant, and more. Selecting your major and other academic prep, co-curricular and extra-curricular prep, applying, events.
  • Pre-Education Advising at Virginia Tech
    Considering teaching and school counseling careers which require graduate degrees. Guidance on selecting your undergraduate major based on your teaching or school counseling interests.
  • Pre-Veterinary advising through Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech
    Advice on deciding on the profession, how to prepare, workshops for applicants, and more.