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Graduate student career development and job search

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

Career advising for graduate students

As a graduate student you may meet with an advisor who works with students in your college or with the advisor who serves as the liaison to the Graduate School.

Career workshops for graduate students

CPD offers workshops specifically for graduate student topics in the job search. CPD partners with the Graduate School to offer A2i for doctoral students.

Academic job search for graduate students

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

Non-academic job search for graduate students

Many elements of your industry and goverment job search are the same as for an undergraduate student, but employer expectations of you are higher.

Drop-in advising for graduate students at the GLC:

  • Fall semester 2021
  • Wednesdays
  • Sep. 8, to Nov. 17, excluding Sep. 29
  • 2-4 pm
  • In-person
  • GLC 2nd floor; graduate student services suite
  • First-come, first-served

If you want a guaranteed time, and/or virtual advising, please schedule an appointment.

There is NO drop-in advising at Smith Career Center; all advising at Smith Career Center is by appointment.

 

Contact for questions:


Alyssa Rametta
Assistant Director
Career and Professional Development
alyssarametta@vt.edu