Upcoming Events

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Career Advising Drop-in Hours

Week of August 21 | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Need 15 minutes of Career Advice? This is the week! Career Services is open Monday through Friday for drop in hours. No appointments necessary!

CoStar Lunch for CS Faculty

August 21 | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
CS faculty! You are invited to lunch at CoStar to learn more about this cutting edge leader in commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. Join them to learn more about partnership opportunities and what they are looking for when recruiting computer science students. 

Co-op Week

Week of August 28
Join Engineering Career Services for Co-op Week August 28 - September 1! During this weej devoted to co-ops, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the co-op experience, hear from students who have completed co-ops, and connect with employers looking to hire co-op students! Plan to attend as many of the events as you can.

Co-op Info Session with AREVA

August 28 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
What do you have to do to co-op? Did you know there is a prerequisite for doing a co-op at VCU? Career Services will present the steps to take to be eligible for co-op. In addition, learn from an employer! Jackie Cawley, HR Director with AREVA, will be on hand to discuss what the company looks for in a potential co-op student.

Curious About Co-op?

August 29 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Want to hear from co-op experienced students? Have you wondered about the benefits of a co-op? Come to a pizza lunch and learn from former co-op students about their work experiences. How did they find housing? How did they navigate financial aid? Don’t miss your chance to ask!

Co-op Speed Chats

August 30 | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Drop by the West Hall lobby to hear co-op students share their experiences during a round of quick lightning talks. Each co-op student will be speaking briefly about their experiences and sharing advice for students who are interested in co-ops. This is great opportunity to learn more about the co-op experience directly from your peers!

Global Education Office: The Basics of OPT & CPT

August 30 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Are you interested in gaining valuable work experience in the US after you graduate? As an F-1 international student, you may be eligible to apply for Curricular Practical Training while on an internship, or Optional Practical Training (OPT), post-graduation temporary work authorization.

Rockwell on the Move

August 30-31 | 8:00 am - 5 pm
Students! You are invited to join Rockwell Automation for the Rockwell Automation on the Move event. This event is FREE for you and is a great way to interact with lots of employers in the automation industry. You will also have the opportunity to network and learn about different companies and technologies. Don't miss out!

Co-op Expo

August 31 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Engineering Career Services is hosting a special Thursday morning coffee hour where you will have the chance to learn more about the Co-op Program, speak to former co-op students and reps from VCU Housing, Financial Aid, and Engineering Students Services so you can gain a better sense of what it would look like for you to complete a co-op.

WestRock Resume Express for Co-op Interested Students

September 1 | 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Is there a co-op in your future? Looking for some last minute resume help before the Internship and Career Fair? Stop by Resume Express for a quick 20 minute resume workshop and then sit down one-on-one with someone from Engineering Career Services to receive specific advice on how to improve your resume – all just in time for the Internship and Career Fair!

Visa Options with Mark Rhoads, Immigration Attorney

September 5 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Hear from Mark Rhoads, an experienced immigration lawyer, on what types of visas and options exist for the international student's job search in the USA. How does the H1B visa program work from the employer’s perspective? What other visa options might a student pursue on their own? This event is also a great opportunity to connect with a local immigration lawyer.

The International Student's Guide to Finding a Job in the US

September 7 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Dan Beaudry offers international students a formula for a successful job search. He has presented at universities across the country including Harvard, MIT, Georgia Tech and more! Hear from Dan, author of “Power Ties: The International Student’s Guide to Finding a Job in the US”, as he discusses how to create a strategic job search process that can lead to successful employment.

Resume Express

September 8 | 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Looking for some last minute resume help before the Internship and Career Fair? Stop by Resume Express for a quick 20 minute resume workshop and then sit down one-on-one with someone from Engineering Career Services to receive specific advice on how to improve your resume – all just in time for the Internship and Career Fair!

Hack Your Job Search

September 14 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Learn a hassle free technique to search for a job! Laura Lemza will demonstrate a method developed by Steve Dalton, author of The 2-Hour Job Search. Steve Dalton is a senior career consultant and associate director at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Engineers on the Road: CS Tour of RVA

September 15 | 8:45 am - 4:45 pm
Take your hacking skills on the road and learn, play, and connect with several RVA employers! Join us for a day trip of Richmond where you will have the chance to connect with several employers while hacking, solving, and playing.

RamHacks

September 16 - 17
Get your hack on. RamHacks is a 24-hour hackathon extravaganza where all are welcome. Yes, that means those with serious coding skills as well as programming newbies. Take the chance to collaboratively design and implement a software and/or hardware application of your choosing.

Co-op Info Session

September 18 | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
What do you have to do to co-op? Did you know there is a prerequisite for doing a co-op at VCU? Career Services will present the steps to take to be eligible to participate in the co-op program. In addition, you will hear from students who have completed co-ops in the past and will give you tips and tricks they learned along the way. 

Alumni Board Career Fair Prep Workshop

September 18 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join the School of Engineering Alumni Board to learn how to best prepare for the Internship and Career Fair from individuals who were once in your shoes! These recent alums have the knowledge and experience to help you make the most out of your Internship and Career Fair experience. The alums will also be conducting resume reviews. You don’t want to miss this beneficial workshop!

IBM Snack Break

September 19 | 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Enjoy free snacks and connect with reps from IBM before the Internship and Career Fair!

IBM Info Session

September 19 | 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Interested in working one of the largest consulting firms in the nation? Come learn more about how to land a job at IBM!

Internship & Career Fair

September 20 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

You need more than a degree! You need an internship or co-op to be competitive in today's market. Experience is expected. Plan to attend the Internship & Career Fair to connect with over 80 employers!

CoStar Coffee Hour

September 28 | 9:00 - 10:00 am
Join CoStar for FREE breakfast and learn more about open positions with the organization, and how CoStar delivers the tools, technologies and service offerings that create value and opportunity for the clients, businesses and consumers they serve.

CoStar Info Session

September 28 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The CoStar Group invites all CS students to join them for some FREE pizza on Thursday, September 28. During this event, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the organization's technology and open positions. 

Mock Interviews

October 3 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mock interviews are your chance to work on your interviewing skills before the real thing. By participating in a Mock Interview you will have the opportunity to interview with a real employer and will receive feedback on how you did.

Technical Case Study Interview Workshop with IBM

October 3 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
You’ve heard of a case study, but what about a case study interview? Case study interviews are used by many consulting firms and use questions to test your analytical skills, creativity and problem solving ability. Want to learn how to ace this type of interview? Join the IBM team to learn more!

Norfolk Naval Shipyard Site Visit

October 6 | 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, VA, is one of the largest shipyards in the world specializing in repairing, overhauling and modernizing ships and submarines. Join Engineering Career Services for a site visit to learn more about The Shipyard, tour ships, and hear about open positions within the Civilian Acquisition Workforce. This is a great opportunity to connect with Norfolk Naval Shipyard and learn more about a civilian career that makes a difference!

RVA Career Expo

October 13 | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
100 employers representing a variety of professions will participate, recruiting for full and part-time positions, as well as internships. Companies such as Amazon, Altria, Federal Reserve Bank, Dominion, Geico, SunTrust Bank, CoStar and many more will attend.

Co-op Info Session

October 16 | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
What do you have to do to co-op? Did you know there is a prerequisite for doing a co-op at VCU? Career Services will present the steps to take to be eligible to participate in the co-op program. In addition, you will hear from students who have completed co-ops in the past and will give you tips and tricks they learned along the way. 

Co-op Launch Party

December 5 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Help us send off the engineering students who are about to go on co-op rotation! Join us to celebrate their accomplishments at this fun event!