Career Services matches students with potential employers based on their graduation date, academic major, work experience, career preference and other work-related criteria. Career Services receives numerous referral requests from employers looking to fill full-time and summer jobs, internships, and cooperative education assignments. If you are an employer and would like to request a resume referral, please contact a staff member at (804) 524-5211.
On-Campus Recruiting Program
Brings students and employers together to discuss employment opportunities. Representatives from various organizations visit the campus during the fall and spring semesters to interview and recruit students for full-time, internship and summer employment opportunities.
The Internship Program
Provides undergraduate and graduate students with work experience in a setting related to their educational and career goals.
Designed to actively engage students in one-on-one group interactions. Students learn about career issues and develop skills that will assist them in making a smooth transition from an academic environment to the world of work.
Mock Interview Program
Allows students the opportunity to practice and improve their interviewing skills with guest recruiters and human resource representatives who spend the day conducting practice interviews. A scheduled appointment is necessary.
Resume and Cover Letter Critique Sessions
Students can schedule a 20-minute session with a career counselor who will assist with properly formatting and correcting their resume and/or cover letter.
Counselors are available during office hours to assist students with career development issues and concerns.
Job announcements from various locations (local, state, national and international) expressing the immediate need full-time and/or part-time employees are received daily and posted on the Job Bulletin Boards in Career Services and on the Career Services web site.
Annual Career Day
Designed to provide an opportunity for students and employer representatives to interact with one another in an informal setting. It’s a great opportunity for students to learn more about various industries and current hiring trends. Career Day is a University and community wide event, sponsored by Career Services and held in October of each academic year.All students are encouraged to attend.
Career Research Center
Houses a large collection of resources available to assist students with their job search strategy.
Newsletter “Career News”
Published to inform the campus community of current and upcoming events and activities in Career Services.
Annual Graduate Survey
In order to improve and create better services for our students and graduates, Career Services conducts an annual survey of VSU’s graduates. The survey is designed to determine current and future trends regarding employment issues, graduate school selection, and job offer acceptance rates. The survey also allows us the opportunity to determine who employs our graduates, where they are employed, and in what capacity. We urge all graduating seniors to take a moment to visit Career Services to complete the survey.