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, stop by for drop-in hours, Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Federal Work-Study Job Fair
This fair is designed for our Federal Work-Study employers and students who have been granted Federal Work-Study as part of their Financial Aid package. All students are welcome to visit the fair but please be aware all available positions are for students granted Federal Work-Study in their financial aid package.
Part-Time Job Fair
This fair is open to all VCU students who want to learn about part-time and hourly opportunities both on- and off-campus. If you are looking for a job that will help you learn to balance academics and weekly shifts, this fair is the place or you.
Health Professions Career Fair
This fair is your opportunitity to connect with employers offering full-time or experiential opportunities across the Health Professions industry.
Public & Social Services Career & Internship Fair
This fair will connect VCU students to employers who are committed to serving their community. VCU Students contribute more than 1.3 million hours of community service annually so they can develop skills to be successful in the public and social service sector. Employers will be offering careers and internships in local, state and federal government, as well as in public & social services agencies including nonprofit organizations.
Experiential Opportunities Fair
This fair will connect VCU students to employers offering opportunities for relevant, experiential and applied learning. Whether you are hoping to volunteer, intern, conduct research or create, this fair is for you!
Healthcare and pre-health students should note there will be a separate healthcare room during the fair.
Part-Time Job Fair
This fair is open to all VCU students who want to learn about part-time and hourly opportunities with your organization. If you are looking for employees who can balance academics and their weekly shifts, this fair is the place to find them.
Spring Career & Internship Fair
This fair is your chance to connect with VCU students who are seeking full-time jobs following graduation and summer internships as well as part-time and full-time summer jobs!
Teacher Recruitment Day
VCU Education students interested in licensed teaching and counseling positions, as well as undergraduate students exploring teaching as a career should plan to come and network with districts and employers during the fair.
This year's event will offer ONLY a career fair format.
Upcoming events from VCU Career Services
Select an event title below to learn more and sign up via Handshake!
Thinking about taking a gap year between VCU and your next step? Come learn strategies to make the best decision for your long term goals. July 6: https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEldOGvqjIqGdL29ycLM8rOa3w2OOZFmyUG
Tuesday, July 7, 11:00 - 11:45 am | Learn more about yourself using our free resources. We will show you tips for figuring out what to major in, as well as explore what you can do with your major. We'll also cover how to use our free resources to learn more about potential careers of interest to you. Zoom Registration Link: https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUucuCupjIrGdeKcxAIwJHtOUOYUztkpOJa
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has surveyed hundreds of organization leaders across industries over the years, and this session will cover the main skills and competencies employers say they want most in any new hires. We will also help you think about how to develop these skills during your time at VCU, and effectively share them in resumes, cover letters, interviews, and more. Students, PLEASE USE YOUR VCU EMAIL ADDRESS to register. Zoom Registration Link: https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkcumvrDsqG9N8Al2Kjv2OfYsNCEC-ATSr
| Tuesday, July 14th 12:00-12:30pm | While there are lots of great postings for jobs and internships on Handshake and other websites, 80% of professional opportunities are still secured via “networking” -- connecting with an actual person to express your interest and learn more about how you could be a good fit for current or future roles. This session will prepare you to proactively put yourself “in the right place at the right time” to learn about jobs, internships, and more, building skills in an area that will be useful to you as a student and throughout your professional life. To register, use this link: https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpd-CqrzIoHdXx4CQa2HmcosZ0-hTC4cPn
You find a job posting you want to apply for, but then you see they are asking for a cover letter along with your resume -- don’t let that keep you from going for what you want! Cover letters can help you stand out from the crowd during the application process, and we will share our best advice for putting together a cover letter that compliments your resume and highlights your strengths. Link: https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqf-uhrD4pHtJQAsX9vR3faGr6lalA0Dcx
Wednesday, July 15, 10:00 - 11:00 am | While a great resume and cover letter can help you get the interview, it’s a successful interview experience that gets you the job! With new social distancing restrictions, your next job or internship interview may well be held remotely (via phone or video platform), and we want to prepare you to feel confident in any interview setting. This session will focus on tips and strategies on how to have a strong interview, whether in-person or remotely. Zoom Registration Link: https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpc-2grzMuGtf7Eqga5x-T7_7ge-xOqNJN
VCUAlumni has created a customized tool for students to connect with VCU graduates for career advice and “flash mentoring” opportunities, VCU Link. This system makes it easy for everyone involved, with virtual meetings and template outreach messages available right through the system. This session will give a tutorial for how to get started with and best use VCU Link for networking and exploration. Students, PLEASE USE YOUR VCU EMAIL ADDRESS to register. Zoom Registration Link: https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrcumsqzMiG9C4AMsusYLCLhQb-UXCJCkw