Faculty and staff

What can you do to help your students? How can students prepare for their careers?

We recognize the powerful impact VCU faculty and staff can have and we want to be your partner in the success of VCU students. We have a shared desire to prepare VCU students to enter the world of work as highly sought-after professionals. We know that you’ve got a lot on your plate. Maybe you know how to help students, but you don’t have the time to work with them one-on-one. Or maybe you have students asking questions about the job market that you’re not quite sure you have the answers to. 

We are happy to support faculty and staff in bringing career services to your students. If you would like to request a class presentation or workshop, please fill out our Request a Presentation Google Form and someone from our team will be back in touch with you within the week. We ask for at least two weeks notice prior to any program so we can assign a staff member and they can plan appropriately. We thank you for your patience and look forward to working with you again soon.

Learning objectives

Through engaging with VCU Career Services, students and alumni will be able to...

  1. Determine their values, skills, and interests and connect them to academic and career choice.
  2. Understand how to establish and manage their professional relationships effectively.
  3. Communicate the value of their experiences in relation to role, employer, community, and/or industry needs
  4. Develop and assess a strategic approach to goal-setting for their career and professional opportunities.
  5. Apply career development techniques to pursue their professional options.

Resources for faculty and staff

We understand that as faculty members you are interested in teaching students both in and outside of the classroom. You recognize that the student’s journey doesn’t end at graduation. You also know that success in the workforce requires that your students understand more than what they learn in class.

So how can you prepare your students with the career competencies that today’s employers are expecting? What are the critical career skills your students need for success? Look over our career curriculum information below to learn how to integrate career development activities into your syllabus.

For additional information or consultation, please contact Haley Sims, hgsims@vcu.edu, senior associate director of career advising.