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Graduate student career development and job search

Career and Professional Development (CPD) recognizes that Virginia Tech graduate students have diverse career interests and goals. We encourage you to seek our advising, support, and resources, and let us help you meet your individual needs.

Career advising

Make an appointment with a career advisor on career and job search topics.

Career workshops

CPD offers workshops on job search topics tailored for graduate students.

Assistantships / on-campus jobs

Resources and guidance for seeking graduate assistantships and on-campus jobs at Virginia Tech.

door of iris photo booth in Smith Career Center, showing this is provided by Career and Professional Development

Professional photos / attire

CPD offers professional photos and shopping in our career closet, both by appointment and free.

Academic job search

As a graduate student, this process spans your graduate experience from preparing yourself as a professional to the logistics of your job search. 

Industry, government job search

As a graduate student, you bring more professional focus to your industry and goverment job search and employers value your preparation.