Notice: VCU Career Services is currently short-staffed and will not be able to fulfill one-time program and workshop requests outside of specific classroom presentations with faculty and pre-scheduled events with campus partners at this time. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank you for your patience and look forward to working with you again soon.
We want you to love your job as much as we love ours. And we really love our jobs. We encourage you to visit VCU Career Services in the University Student Commons as soon as you arrive at VCU.
As a VCU student, you have access to a variety of career resources, including individual career advising, events, job search guides and full- and part-time job listings posted specifically for VCU talent to help you navigate every step of your personal career and professional development.
If you are already thinking about continuing your education after earning your undergraduate degree, check out the graduate school resources below.
Career development courses
There are so many ways you can work on your career and professional development while you are in school. One of those ways is through your coursework. Whether you're exploring your interests, starting your job search or working as an intern, VCU Career Services, VCU Academic Advising and other VCU departments have several in-person and online classes to help support your career development while earning course credit.
UNIV 191: University Special Topics
Semester course; variable hours. 1-4 credits. May be repeated with different content. Specialized topics in subject and competency areas related to the core curriculum program not provided by an existing course or program. May be multidisciplinary. Graded as pass/fail or normal letter grading at the option of the instructor.
Sample courses include:
- Introduction to Career Planning and Management
- Principles of Success for Pre-Professional Health Students
- Dynamic Principles for Professional Development: For Men of Color
- Professional Practice for Fashion Majors
- Professional Planning for Pre-Nursing Majors
UNIV 103: Education and Career Planning
Semester course; 1-3 lecture hours. 1-3 credits. May be repeated for a total of 3 credits. An education- and career-planning course focusing on the process of researching and selecting a major. Through course work, research, guest speakers and informational interviewing, students will discover various educational and career options. Topics will include interest, abilities and work-values assessments, decision-making models and career development theories. One- and two-credit versions of the course are offered with correspondingly reduced meeting schedules.
UNIV 303: Interdisciplinarity in the Professional World
Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. This course provides an overview of strategies for academic success and career-readiness within the context of interdisciplinarity in the 21st-century university and professional world. Students will leverage the work they are doing in their focus areas as they begin to explore or refine their pre-professional interests and goals. Students will research specific interdisciplinary intellectual preparation and professional skills and expectations aligned with the goals.