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Finding internships

Online postings:

Fairs to meet employers:

  • Career fairs list includes:
    • Fairs sponsored by Career & Professional Development.
    • Fairs sponsored by colleges and departments at Virginia Tech.
    • Fairs sponsored by VT Alumni Association chapters.
    • Teaching / education fairs.
    • Virtual fairs focused for industries and populations.

Employers who have hired VT students or graduates

Your academic department

  • Read your academic department website! Many departments post internships and jobs on their site.
  • Watch for email from your academic department. Employers sometimes contact departments directly about jobs, and we in CPD share internship and job announcements with academic departments to share with students.
  • Visit your academic department. Look for bulletin boards where internships and jobs are posted.

Networking and seeking out potential employers

  • Networking
    Why it's important and how to do it!
  • LinkedIn for students
    To connect with alumni and others based on organizational affiliations and career fields.

Use multiple ways to get experience

  • Use all the ways to get experience, including field study, part-time jobs, summer jobs, volunteering, service-learning, shadowing, para-professional opportunities, co-op, undergraduate research, extracurricular involvement and leadership. Depending on your major and your career field, other terminology may be used and other types of experience are valuable.