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Experience programs for summer 2020

Career and Professional Development created new programs for summer 2020 and continued ongoing opportunities for VT students and recent graduates for summer experience and professional development.

New summer 2020 alternatives

Career and Professional Development launched 5 FREE virtual Summer 2020 Experience programs for undergraduate students, graduate students, and new graduates. These professional development and guided learning programs helped participants build career-ready skills, gain experience, and earn a certificate of completion to list on the resume. Opportunities to network and learn from various industry partners were provided through the three structured experiences. These experiences were unpaid. Details about each program are below.

Career Ready Advantage

May 26 – August 7, 2020 (Self-guided experience) 
Build confidence and competitiveness through learning about your career-ready competencies.
Registration deadline: Sunday, August 2, 2020.

LinkedIn Learning Challenge

May 26 – August 7, 2020 (Self-guided experience)
Build career-related skills through completing curated LinkedIn Learning videos and earning certificates.
Registration deadline: Sunday, May 31, 2020.

Elevate Experience

June 8 – July 31, 2020 (Structured experience)
Elevate your summer job into an internship-like experience through professional development on career ready skills and your Strengths.
Registration deadline:  Sunday, June 7, 2020.

SCORE: Summer Case Opportunity and Reflection Experience

June 15 – August 7, 2020 (Structured experience)
Engage with industry partners and mentors by solving real world business problems and presenting a case study analysis while working on a team with other students.
Registration deadline:  Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Ut Prosim Experience

June 15 – August 14, 2020 (Structured experience)
Support local efforts in a service project benefiting your community while working with an alumni mentor to develop career-ready skills that employers value.
Registration deadline:  Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Ongoing programs and resources

These programs and services are continuously available to Virginia Tech students throughout the academic year.

Cooperative Education and Internship Program [CEIP]

Structured experience for undergraduates who have secured a part-time or full-time career-related position, with all work terms being completed before your last undergraduate semester. Appears on the academic transcript, with zero-credit.
Summer enrollment deadlines:
S1 and S3: June 8. S2: July 24.

Hokie Mentorship Connect

Connect with VT alumni in your career field of interest. Options for structured mentorship, informal flash mentorship, and discussion board groups. Participation is continuously open. Open to both undergraduate students and graduate students (effective June 1, 2020) to seek mentoring.

Internship / experience listings

Resources to explore and apply to internships, co-ops, and summer jobs.