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Frequently Asked Questions

What services are offered by Career Services?  

Career Services offers career counseling and advising; job search assistance (resume and cover letter writing, job listings for full-time, part-time and internship positions); events such as the Annual Career Day and career development workshops; interviewing preparation (mock interviews); employer information session and on-campus interviewing.

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Where is Career Services located?  

It is located in Memorial Hall, 2nd floor, room #207.

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What are Career Services hours?  

Career Services is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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When should I start visiting Career Services?  

Career Services welcomes students, starting on their first day on campus. 

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Are appointments to visit Career Services required? 
No, appointments are not required to visit; however, appointments benefit students’ schedules and are required for various services (i.e., making a career decision, resume critique, job search, applying to graduate school, etc.).  It’s easy to make an appointment with a counselor – just call (804) 524-5211.  To help the counselor prepare for your visit, we’ll need some basic information first, like your major and what service you need.

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How long are appointments?  

Appointments are usually scheduled for either 30 or 60 minutes depending on the type of assistance you need.  The Career Services’ staff is available to answer students’ questions on a walk-in basis.

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What do employers look for in a candidate? 

Employers seek students who are enthusiastic, able to communicate their ideas clearly and can exhibit leadership skills as well as teamwork.  Employers also consider a candidate’s academic background, appearance, their comfort level with the overall interview process and their initiative.  Students are encouraged to work with Career Services to create a job search strategy and in addition practice the skills that will help them succeed in the process.

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How do I find an Internship?  

We offer diverse services and programs for you to utilize in your internship search. We recommend that you meet with a career counselor to discuss and help tailor your individual internship needs.

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Is it ever too late to find an internship?   

Our office receives internship listings from numerous fields on an annual basis.  It is imperative to begin your internship search several months in advance to increase your likelihood of finding the perfect opportunity that meets your needs.  We emphasize being flexible in your internship search and ask you to consider a variety of opportunities both related and unrelated to your major. 

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Why do I have to dress for an interview?   

Dressing professionally for a practice interview can facilitate preparing you as an interviewee to understand an interview’s step-by-step process.  An interviewee’s first impressions are extremely important so your attire will also be discussed.

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Where can I take an interest test to help me make a career/major decision?  

Just call or visit our office and make arrangements to take a career assessment instrument any of the career decision-making tools available.  In addition, it is recommended that you make appointment with a counselor to get your career assessment results interpreted.

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