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CPD frequently asked questions

  • We do not rent or loan attire.
  • We do give donated attire to currently-enrolled students, by appointment, through our Career Outfitters service! This is free of charge.
  • Donations are accepted. Please see Career Outfitters.
  • For in-person advising appointments, you are welcome to bring a hard copy if that is convenient, or have your resume ready to show on your laptop.
  • For appointments by Zoom, have your resume ready on your computer to share your screen. This is particularly important in 15-minute mini-appointments. Your advisor could have another appointment immediately after yours, so time you spend finding your resume to screen-share will cut into your advising time.
  • Yes. Go to contact us and view the contacts for Virginia Tech faculty and staff.
  • See the list of Virginia Tech career fairs
  • Career and Professional Development (CPD) provides this list as a service to students and employers. Most of the Virginia Tech career fairs are hosted by academic departments or colleges.
  • Yes! Students who need a quiet space for a Zoom (or other virtual format) interview may request to use an interview room in Smith Career Center.
  • Requests should be made at least one business day in advance.
  • Note that on a few dates, all interview rooms are fully booked by employers well in advance; this usually occurs the day after a career fair.
  • To request a room, contact the employer relations staff in Career and Professional Development.