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 2022 Virtual Business Career Fair

Spring 2022 Virtual Business Career Fair

Date: Tuesday, February 15
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Open to:Undergraduate students Business community
Spring 2022 Virtual Grad Fair

Spring 2022 Virtual Grad Fair

Date: Tuesday, February 15
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Open to:Graduate students Alumni Business community
Spring 2022 In-Person Business Career Fair

Spring 2022 In-Person Business Career Fair

Date: Thursday, February 17
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open to:Undergraduate students Alumni Business community



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.

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Online resume reviewing platform that gives you detailed feedback to tell you exactly what is working and what isn’t, with stunning specificity and detail—all in less than 60 seconds so you can be ready for a meeting with your career coach.Be sure to choose Continue with University ID.

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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.

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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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A fantastic guide to thousands of careers. Includes career guides that detail day-in-the-life of, what it takes to get this job, and interview tips. This is also a go-to resource for Case Interviewing.

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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.

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In-Demand Jobs for Business Students

Graduates from the VCU School of Business are in demand. Based on real time data from Summer 2020, employers in Virginia are hiring workers with a minimum of a bachelor's degree in a business field. Learn more about these hot jobs and how you can prepare for these careers. 

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


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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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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. Be sure to use university ID when logging into Handshake. 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.

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:


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