Career servicesFor Undergraduate Students

VCU Business Career Services (BCS) believes every business student is capable of career success, and we offer support and opportunities to make it possible. We empower business students to connect with a variety of professional opportunities through individualized student coaching and curated employer partnerships.

Got career questions? We’re here to help! Maximize your career development through one-on-one coaching with our career coaches or using our virtal resources. To schedule an appointment, log into Handshake at VCU or call us at 804-828-3710.

Upcoming events for students

Spring 2023 In-Person Business & Internship Career Fair: Day One

Spring 2023 In-Person Business & Internship Career Fair: Day One

Date: Tuesday, February 21
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open to:Undergraduate students
Spring 2023 In-Person Business & Internship Career Fair: Day Two

Spring 2023 In-Person Business & Internship Career Fair: Day Two

Date: Wednesday, February 22
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open to:Undergraduate students

Start here

Get started on your job or internship search with these digital resources. You can make an appointment with a Career Coach at any step of the way!

Create your resume by using our VCU School of Business template. 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!


Find internships and jobs in Handshake. This is the #1 college level hiring database, so start here before you use other resources. Use the filters and searching criteria to tailor your options. Choose one posting to use as a practice for your first application. Watch our Handshake Search Tips video here


Prep for the interviewing process by reviewing our Interview Guide in Handshake or making a practice interview appointment with a Business Career Coach in Handshake.


Make an appointment with a Business Career Coach to review your application materials or fine tune your search and networking strategy. We are called coaches because we are here to support you and help you learn how to succeed in your career!

Resources

Handshake

Utilize Handshake to search for thousands of jobs & internships, access career resources created just for VCU School of Business students, register for events, and schedule appointments with your Business Career Coaches.

Access Handshake

PathwayU

Take four assessments about your interests, values, personality and workplace preferences, and see which careers are the best match for you specifically. Learn about what these careers entail, and see currently open positions ranked by their match to your unique code. Click Join Now the first time you sign in. 

Access PathwayU

Micro-internships (Parker Dewey)

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

Explore Parker Dewey

Virtual internship simulations (Forage)

Bite-sized 5-6 hour virtual work experience programs that give students a genuine career advantage with the world's top companies. Not sure what you want to do, or what it would be like to work in a field? Check out this resource!

Go to Forage

BCS YouTube Playlist

Need some quick tips about writing your resume or cover letter, preparing for interviews, using LinkedIn or nailing your "elevator pitch"? Check out our quick tip videos on our YouTube playlist.

YouTube Playlist

Suit Yourself

Have an upcoming interview or need to update your work wardrobe? VCU's Suit Yourself Closet offers free gently used professional clothing and styling services to VCU students. Are you looking for professional clothes, but don't know where to start? Check out our professional dress style guides for tips and pointers on how to build your professional wardrobe.

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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

 

VCU Link

Connect with professionals in your areas of interest. Ask them honest questions related to how they got to where they are, what challenges they've faced and what a typical day looks like. 

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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:

 

Build Your Resume:


Write an Impactful Cover Letter:

 

Practice for an Interview:

 

Work LinkedIn: