VCU Career Services

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Photos from VCU Career Services's post 11/06/2023

Calling all VCU grad students: are you ready for Career Exploration Week? The Graduate School, VCU Career Services, and Business Career Services are teaming up the week of November 6th to offer events, workshops, and resources to help you navigate your path to success in your post-grad journey. Click the link in our bio to register for these events.

10/30/2023

Join and for an interactive skills workshop aimed to help you effectively market your study abroad experience! The event takes place Monday, October 30 from 11am-12pm in the SGA Senate Chambers located in the Commons, room 157. Students can register for the event at the link in our bio.


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Virginia Commonwealth University | 2023 Handshake Career Spark Award winner 10/23/2023

Congratulations to our VCU Career Services team on winning a 2023 Handshake Career Spark Award! 🏆
The celebrate the top career centers on Handshake. This award is a reflection of the strong investment our team has made in Minority Serving Institutions, Student Engagement, Reporting, analytics, and the First Destination Survey. It shows students that VCU Career Services is a supportive and successful resource for them. Thanks to our team that made this win possible!
See what it takes to be a winning career center on Handshake 🌟 https://joinhandshake.com/career-spark-awards/2023/virginia-commonwealth-university/


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Virginia Commonwealth University | 2023 Handshake Career Spark Award winner Find out why Virginia Commonwealth University is being recognized as a top career center powering the future of work

10/09/2023

Have you listened to our podcast? Check out this week's episode hosted by Monique Sample; this episode features insightful conversations with Philip Wilkerson, an accomplished professional who has shattered stereotypes and risen to leadership positions in career advising and other higher education spaces. This episode seeks to shed light on the experience of a black male professional who is making a difference in the lives of students and job seekers every day.

10/02/2023

⭐GIVEAWAY ALERT⭐
VCU Alumni is excited to announce Ask A Ram, a free, new online tool that makes it easy for students and recent grads to get expert advice from alumni. No log in required. No fear of rejection.

How does it work?

1. Go to ask.vcualumni.org
2. Ask your question.
3. Get matched to alumni experts.
4. Get answers from VCU alumni!

To celebrate the launch, they're giving away a Polaroid Now+ Instant Film Camera Generation 2! To enter, ask a question* on Ask A Ram between 9/11/2023 and 10/11/23. The winner will be randomly selected on 10/12/23. *Each question asked is an additional entry. Ask A Ram Today!

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09/06/2023

Headshots are back! We at Career Services like to see students prepared for job searching, and what better way to start than with a professional headshot? Visit Handshake or the Linktree link in our bio to book an appointment today!

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Have you accepted a job or graduate school offer? Are you starting a business or volunteering in the community? Are you still defining your next steps? We want to hear from you! Complete the First Destination Survey and be entered to win prizes, including an Air fryer, AirPods, VCU Branded Luggage, Robot Vacuum, or Amazon gift card!

Access your survey at tiny.cc/VCUFDS23!



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We know VCU students do amazing things to build professional skills and get ready for the world of work. Now we want to know more about the specific kind of experiences you are having so that we can support you in your next steps. Please take 3-5 minutes to complete the new VCU Student Internship Survey in Handshake. The survey closes on April 28th.


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We know VCU students do amazing things to build professional skills and get ready for the world of work. Now we want to know more about the specific kind of experiences you are having so that we can support you in your next steps. Please take 3-5 minutes to complete the new VCU Student Internship Survey in Handshake. Students who complete the survey by April 28 will be eligible to win one of five padfolios from VCU Career Services!


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Graduating? Looking for an internship or experiential opportunity? Come connect with organizations who are looking to hire VCU students for internships (summer and fall), as well as full-time and part-time jobs. This is a great time to see what opportunities are available! The connected employer partners are excited to meet VCU students and alumni, to share what skills and experiences they are looking for in an employee, and to help students learn about internal opportunities and more. Join us at the Spring Career Fair on April 12 from 1-4pm in the University Student Commons (Richmond Salons and Commonwealth Ballroom).


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Join VCU Career Services and the College of Humanities and Sciences as we encourage students to embrace their major and identify the career path they intend to pursue after graduation. Students will have a chance to discuss their majors and the opportunities they wish to explore post-grad, take a photo with the Ampersand sign, have their resumes looked over by our Peer Career Advisors, and grab a cookie on their way out! The event will be held this Friday, March 31st from 12:30-2:30 p.m. outside of the Career Services office, Suite 143 of the 1st floor of the Commons. Bring your student I.D. and have a digital copy of your resume on hand to participate!
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VCU Career Services is seeking Student Workers to join a small team of Front Desk Assistants in the University Student Commons office. This position will begin in May and last until August of 2023. We seek customer service-oriented individuals, adaptable learners, and students ready to work with a fun and supportive team. For more information and to apply, visit Handshake.


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VCU Undergraduate Students: this is your final check to make sure you have completed every step before submitting your application for the Summer 2023 Internship Funding Program! The deadline to submit applications is April 2nd at 11:59pm. Stop by the Career Services office or email us at [email protected] if you have any last minute questions about your application. Good luck!


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Have you accepted a job or graduate school offer? Are you starting a business or volunteering in the community? Are you still defining your next steps? We want to hear from you! Complete the First Destination Survey and be entered to win prizes, including an Air fryer, AirPods, Hard-side Luggage, Robot Vacuum, or Amazon gift card!

Access your survey at tiny.cc/VCUFDS23!



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Timeline photos 03/22/2023

Come connect with organizations who are looking to hire VCU students for internships (summer and fall), as well as full-time and part-time jobs. This fair will feature employers from government, public services, human services and social assistance industries. This is a great time to see what opportunities are available! Register using the following link, http://ow.ly/ixYp50Nijcr


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Timeline photos 03/21/2023

Applications for the Summer 2023 Internship Funding Program are due in less than two weeks! Funding will be awarded as a direct deposit and can be used to supplement costs for travel to your internship, housing costs, childcare, professional attire, supplies, and more!


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Timeline photos 03/17/2023

We know VCU students do amazing things to build professional skills and get ready for the world of work. Now we want to know more about the specific kind of experiences you are having so that we can support you in your next steps. Please take 3-5 minutes to complete the new VCU Student Internship Survey in Handshake.


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