Employers

a student and employer at a career fair

You need talent. We can help you find it.

Virginia Commonwealth University is a premier urban, public research university focused on academic success. We work with more than 100,000 students and alumni from 222 degree programs. We’d like to introduce you to them.

How to hire our students

Establish a connection with one of VCU’s three career centers

VCU has three career centers offering specialized services to help you navigate our student population. We recommend connecting with the center based on the academic interest of the student you primarily want to engage with.

  • VCU Career Services: Allied health professions, arts, dentistry, education, government and public affairs, humanities and sciences, life sciences, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work
  • VCU Business Career Services: Business majors and concentrations
  • VCU Engineering Career Services: Engineering majors

Build your brand on campus

We know that networking leads to new opportunities. We offer our employers a variety of ways to connect with our students and alumni. For more information or to begin your connection with students, contact us.

Career fairs

Industry-specific career fairs are held several times each academic year by our career centers. Visit our career fairs page for this year's schedule. Register for a career fair through HireVCURams.

Our career fairs

  • September: Part-Time Job Fair
  • October: Government Career and Internship Fair
  • November: Communication, Media, and Creative Marketing Fair
  • January: Spring Part-Time Job Fair
  • February: Nonprofit Career and Internship Fair
  • February: Science and Health Career Fair (Monroe Park Campus)
  • February: Science and Health Career Fair (MCV Campus)
  • March: Education Career Fair
  • March: VCUarts Portfolio Exchange
  • April: Just-in-Time Career and Internship Fair

School-specific career fairs

  • September: Business Fall Career Fair
  • September: Engineering Fall Career Fair
  • February: Business Spring Career Fair
  • February: Engineering Spring Career Fair

Information sessions

Information sessions are an excellent way to introduce your organization to our students. We routinely offer one-hour information sessions at locations across the university.

Information tables

Favor a direct approach? Reserve an information table in the University Student Commons and talk one-on-one with interested students.

On-campus interviews

Hoping to hire our students and alumni? Host your interviews in one of our dedicated interview rooms. HireVCURams lets you set up an interview schedule and accept or decline candidates for interviews.

Open office hours

Open office hours offer opportunities for face-to-face information sessions with students. It’s an excellent way to get to know the VCU student population as a whole and to informally meet interested students prior to scheduling formal interviews.

Mock interviews

We believe practice makes perfect. Helping our students prepare for future interviews is a great way to give back as a professional. We host your organization in our office and schedule practice interviews with students interested in your industry. Who knows? You might find your next employee.

Student organizations

Student organizations are a great way to target your recruitment efforts. Our student groups often welcome speakers from various industries.