Career servicesFor Students

Got career questions? We’re here to help! BCS has moved our services online for 2020. Check out our available resources below, or contact us today with your questions.

Maximize your career development through one-on-one coaching with our career coaches. To schedule an appointment, log into Handshake at VCU or call us at 804-827-1801. In order to comply with current COVID policies, all coaching is currently virtual. 

Internship & Job Search Checklist

Keep track of our suggested steps for starting your job or internship search with this checklist. You can make an appointment with a Career Coach at any step of the way!

Get started on your resume by using our VCU School of Business template and uploading it to VMock to make any suggested changes. Draft a cover letter using our template specific to the opportunity you've selected.


Complete your Handshake and LinkedIn profiles online, which should match each other and your resume. Add a profile picture, experience from your resume, and skills. Be sure to indicate what you are seeking: full-time job, part-time job, or internship. Make your profile visible to employers!


Start exploring opportunities in Handshake. Use the filters and searching criteria to tailor your options, or consider looking at BizCareer. Choose one posting to use as a practice for your first application. Also connect with alumni in your field on BizConnect.


Prep for the interviewing process by using InterviewStream or making a practice interview appointment with a Career Coach.


Make an appointment with a Career Coach to review your application materials or fine tune your search and networking strategy.


Resources

Micro-internships

Execute paid virtual professional assignments for companies to build and demonstrate your skills while exploring a variety of career paths.

Apply

Explore and Connect

EXPLORE lets you interview professionals in your areas of interest. Ask them honest questions related to how they got to where they are, what schallenges they've faced and what a typical day looks like. CONNECT gives you the chance to develop a supportive mentoring relationship with a business professional as you prepare to transition into your career.

Sign up

VCU Major Maps

Major Maps are strategic career-planning tools to create individualized plans for you. We focus on your end goal and work backwards - determining what experiences, connections and skills best position you as a competitive, working professional after graduation.

Find your major map

Student Opportunity Center

VCU has teamed up with Student Opportunity Center (SOC) to provide a central place to find experiential learning activities.

Sign into SOC

 

Kick Start Your Career

Watch our featured videos below to help you prepare for your next internship or job search, or check out our YouTube playlist!

Craft an Elevator Pitch:

 

Practice for an Interview:

 

Work LinkedIn:

 

Build Your Resume:


Write an Impactful Cover Letter: