OVERVIEW

We offer four ways for students to acquire para-professional experience and learn through working in Career & Professional Development. There are two opportunities for undergraduate students currently enrolled at Virginia Tech. There are two opportunities for graduate students.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: 

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PEER CAREER ADVISOR [PCA] PROGRAM

  • Open to first- and second-year Virginia Tech students who apply in fall semester to begin training in spring.
  • Paid position with paid training.
  • Three semester commitment:
    • Spr. semester paid training, 3-4 hours/week.
    • Next academic year, fall through spring semesters, 10 hours/week.
  • Training, advising, project work to represent the office as a para-professional.

Learn more about the PCA program.

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PART-TIME OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNDERGRADUATES

  • CPD hires Virginia Tech students to work with our professional staff in employer relations, reception desk, Health Professions Advising, and other areas.
  • Our student employees are highly valued members of our staff who acquire resume-building experience and participate in professional development.
  • Positions are paid through work-study funding, so Virginia Tech students eligible for work-study may apply; open positions will be posted in Handshake.

About work-study.  |  About Handshake.

OPPORTUNITES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS:

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GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP [GA] POSITIONS

  • For graduate students in the Higher Education or related graduate programs at Virginia Tech.
  • Fall through spring semester.
  • Paid position.
  • Work 20 hours per week.

Learn more about the graduate assistanship.

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GRADUATE PRACTICA & INTERNSHIPS

  • Open to graduate students from Virginia Tech and other graduate programs and institutions.
  • Typically one semester unpaid experience for graduate students to meet the requirements of their graduate programs for a work experience in a professional environment.
  • Hours per week depend on the requirements of the graduate program.

Learn more about graduate practica and internships.