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Career Fairs & Events

VCU hosts career fairs during fall and spring semesters. Each fair offers for students and alumni the opportunity to network with employers from a wide range of industries. More information about career fairs and participating employers can be found in Handshake.

Although professional dress is not required to attend these events, it is recommended in order to support your best first impression with employers.

How to register for a career and internship fair 

Register for any of our career fairs through Handshake. If you would like to discuss networking during a career fair, update your career materials, or update your professional wardrobe before attending a career fair, you can make a career advising or Suit Yourself Closet appointment through Handshake.

Upcoming events from VCU Career Services

Select an event title below to learn more and sign up via Handshake!

Maximize Your Gap Year - Fall 2020

Time is valuable. There's so many options after graduation. You're thinking about graduate school, but not quite sure if you're ready, or even prepared? You will learn the different opportunities you can explore for a Gap Year - the year between when you graduate with a bachelor's degree and enter into a graduate program. VCU Careers Services wants to help you maximize your experiences so that none of your time is wasted.

Employer Showcase: Revature (Oct 2020)

| Tuesday October 27, 3:30-4:00 pm | Learn more about our employer partner, Peace Corps, at this virtual employer showcase. In this showcase, you'll hear from company representatives and learn about what they do, how they do it, and what they look for in an applicant. After a brief panel and presentation, there will be time for Q&A from the audience. Students of all years and majors are encouraged to attend. Register through Zoom by clicking the blue button above. Check out Revature here: https://vcu.joinhandshake.com/employers/62535

Tell Your Story: Promoting Your IDS Degree

| October 28th 12-1:15pm | Join Julia Bailey, Career Advisor Liaison to the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, for a workshop designed to help you learn how to speak about your skills as an IDS student in professional settings. This includes while networking, interviewing, or being asked questions by inquiring family and friends. This workshop will be a live presentation via Zoom. Because it is on Zoom, you will need to register for the event on both Handshake and Zoom. You can do this by using the Zoom link below so that you have personalized access to the event. Dress code will be casual to business casual. The event will not be recorded -- you must attend the session in order to hear Julia's advice on resumes and cover letters. If you RSVP, but are unable to attend the event for any reason, please unregister on Handshake by 5pm on Tuesday 10/20 so that we know to no longer expect you. Register for the zoom event using the following link: https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tcuGgqz4uH9Glv0A1-BKyNbnbj8v3mcfk If you have any questions or need accommodations, please contact Julia Bailey at baileyje@vcu.edu.

Success Seminar Series - Preparing for your Big Interview

Wednesday, October 28, 12pm Co-hosted by the Office of the Student Experience and VCU Career Services. This workshop will provide students with the knowledge and real-time practice in preparing for remote and virtual interviews as a healthcare professional.

Thompson Creek - Information Session (Virtual) [October]

| Wednesday, Oct 28 @ 4:00 PM | Thompson Creek Window Company, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier home improvement company, and a Richmond Times Top Workplace is looking for part time Field Marketer’s to join our team. As a Field Marketer, you will represent the company at shows & events and go door-to-door in designated neighborhoods to educate interested homeowners about our quality products to secure leads for future in-home product demonstrations. Your responsibility is not to close sales, but to generate leads. WHY FIELD MARKETING? - Get your foot in the door of a lucrative sales or marketing career in this entry level position. - Evening and weekend hours, offering you aflexible schedule as a student! - NO TRANSPORTATION NEEDED, pick up located on campus! - The opportunity for high earning potential - our top performers earn $36 an hour! NOTE: This event includes two 20 minute presentations separated by a 10 minute break/ Q&A. Students can drop in at any time.

Working Towards Working: A Job Searching Group (Session 2: Building a Cover Letter)

This group is proposed for current undergraduate and graduate college students at Virginia Commonwealth University. The group will meet a total of four times this semester and each session will be one hour long. Due to the dangers of in-person sessions, this group will be meeting virtually via Zoom. Student participants will engage in sessions that educate them on key topics of the job-hunting process. These topics will include how to create a resume, how to create a cover letter, how to practice wellness during the job hunt process, and how to participate in a virtual interview. This is the reservation page for the second session, where we will discuss how to build a cover letter. During the session, we will teach group members how to build a cover letter and this learning session will be followed by a group activity and processing discussion. Timeline of Group Sessions: Session 1: Building a Resume (Time: 5PM-6PM / Date: 10/21/2020) Session 2: Writing a Cover Letter (Time: 5PM-6PM / Date: 10/28/2020) Session 3: Wellness during Job Searching (Time: 5PM-6PM / Date: 11/4/2020) Session 4: How to Participate in Virtual Interviews (Time: 5PM-6PM / Date: 11/11/2020) You DO NOT have to participate in all group sessions, and you DO NOT have to participate in prior sessions in order to attend the later sessions. If you have any questions about the group, please reach out to Michaela Blankenship (blankenshipmg@mymail.vcu.edu) or Elizabeth Engel (engele2@mymail.vcu.edu).

Navigating the Tenure Process

Thursday October 29 at noon Register here - https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIlcumgrzguGtOLrN9YeXRDd_EHy9ASWIgW Postdoctoral scholars/fellows! Do you have questions about the tenure process? Join us and get your questions answered from a panel of experts.