School of Business Career Services
Virginia Commonwealth University
Snead Hall, Suite B1102
301 W. Main Street
P.O. Box 844000
Richmond, VA 23284-4000
Phone: (804) 827-1801
Mike Eisenman, Director
VCU Business Career Services
The need to differentiate yourself in a competitive job market is always important, and becomes critical when economic conditions are such that employers can be highly selective in hiring just the right talent. To ensure you can successfully demonstrate your job readiness, I encourage you to engage early and take ownership of your career preparation. Finding a job, or more importantly, starting a career, does not begin at graduation or in your senior year. Success comes from early engagement and commitment. Sounds difficult, but don't worry...you have a partner.
The VCU Business Career Services team views career development as a part of your overall educational experience, and will partner with you in your career development and planning efforts. We provide a broad range of services and resources to help you develop and showcase your skills and experience. We also cultivate opportunities for you to gain exposure to and interact with employers, and gain practical experience.
To help guide your journey, we're pleased to present the Career Preparation Life Cycle. This roadmap will help you understand the natural cycle of preparing for your career--from beginning to end and everything in between. This GPS will give you insights into where your efforts should be focused depending on where you are in your career preparation. Recommended activities are provided to help move you along in your development, and a wide variety of tools, resources and references are included to support your efforts.
By visiting this web page, you have taken a powerful step in ensuring a fulfilling and rewarding future. We encourage you to utilize all the resources available to you so you can make the most of your educational experience, including your career planning and preparation. My team and I look forward to our partnership with you and wish you the very best in your career journey.