Get experience before graduation

Real-world experience and exploration can help you identify your interests, values, and skills outside of what you learn at VCU. Through shadowing, volunteering, and informational interviewing, you can “try on” the various career pathways to see if you are on the right track.


What is job shadowing?
Why should I job shadow?


Why should I volunteer?

Informational Interviewing 

What is informational interviewing?
Locating people to interview
Arranging the informational interview
At the interview
Closing and Follow-up