August 24 | 1 - 2 pm
Your curiosity could earn you $35,000 before graduation. Learn the answers to these questions and more from our panel of students who have been through the Engineering co-op program. Don’t miss your chance to ask
August 27 | 1 - 2 pm
VCU has launched a brand new network for you to connect with employers and gain experience. Let us give you a hand during this transition. Learn how to set up your profile and get tips on how to best have the job market in the palm of your hand with Handshake. Come to the workshop to learn how to use this powerful tool!
August 28 | 1 - 2 pm
Your resume illustrates your hard work and valuable experience to future employers. Make sure your resume is employer-ready. Drop in between classes to acquire resume tips and have your resume reviewed.
August 29 | 9 - 11 am
Attend the Caffeinate Your Career Co-op Expo to find out how you can lay a foundation for your career and be more competitive in the job market. We will be offering FREE coffee, bagels, and doughnuts at this event to help energize your morning!
Come out to also build connections with these employers:
August 29 | 11 am - 12 noon
Have 10 minutes between classes? Make it count. Drop in between classes to the Resume Express to have your resume reviewed with a rep from one of the following companies. You will receive advice on how to improve your resume and will able to chat about career and co-op opportunities for engineering students.
These representatives will include:
September 10 | 5 - 6:30 pm
Two things often stand between you and landing an interview at the Internship and Career Fair — your LinkedIn profile and your elevator pitch.
We will show you how to hit a home run with a stellar LinkedIn profile and a confident elevator pitch.
- Participate in a 30-minute LinkedIn workshop. Bring your laptop!*
- Smile for the camera for your FREE professional LinkedIn profile photo.
- Learn the art of the elevator pitch from the pros.
- Enjoy a FREE fajita bar.
* Please note that some of LinkedIn’s features do not function within the site’s mobile version. Therefore, it is important that you bring your laptop instead of your phone or tablet.
September 11 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Learn how to best prepare for the Internship and Career Fair from the people who were once in your shoes. VCU Engineering alumni working for Altria have the knowledge and experience to help you hack the fair to land your next job, co-op or internship. The main focus of this session will be the art of the elevator pitch.
FREE lunch will be served.
September 11 | 5 - 6:30 pm
Gain valuable insight about the first 90 days after graduation from recent VCU College of Engineering alumni. During the chat, alumni will answer questions, provide opportunities to connect and offer advice on the steps you should take to make a smooth transition to life after graduation. Every attendee will be given a copy of The First 90 Days by Michael Watkins.
Snacks will be provided.
September 12 | 9 - 10 am
Get ahead of the game and connect with Altria before the Internship and Career Fair. Put your elevator pitch to the test and start making connections with Altria before the big day. Altria, listed by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers, is seeking first-year students and sophomores with little-to-no experience for internships. FREE coffee, bagels, and doughnuts will be served.
September 12 | 2 - 2:50 pm
Want to get your resume in the hands of representatives from Altria? This is your chance. Attend this event to sit down one-on-one with a rep from Altria and have your resume reviewed before you apply for their positions. You will get advice on how to improve your resume and be able to chat about available opportunities.
September 14 | 10 - 11 am
The Engineering Internship and Career Fair is September 19. Are you ready to shine? We are here to help. Learn how to best prepare and:
- Craft your elevator pitch
- Conduct company research
- Dress to impress
The workshop will be led by Laura Lemza and several engineering students who will share their Internship and Career Fair experiences.
September 14 | 11 am - 12 noon
Interview Workshop sponsored by Altria
You wrote a great resume and you impressed employers at the Internship and Career Fair. Next, the interview. Nail it so you don’t miss out on your dream job or position. Learn how to:
- Prepare for the interview and conduct company research.
- Articulate your engineering skills to the interviewer.
- Dress to impress.
- Follow up after the interview.
FREE pizza will be served.
September 17 | 5:30 – 7 pm
Learn how to best prepare for the Internship and Career Fair from the people who were once in your shoes. These alumni have the knowledge and experience to help you hack the fair to land your next job, co-op or internship. Put your new skills to the test in an Internship and Career Fair simulation.
- 5:30 - 6 pm: Hack the Career Fair and resume session
- 6 - 7 pm: Internship and Career Fair simulation
FREE pizza will be served.
September 18 | 12 noon - 4 pm
Want to get your resume in the hands of representatives from a company who develops world-changing technologies? This is your chance!
Drop in between classes to sit down one-on-one with a rep from IBM and have your resume reviewed. The reps will give you advice on how to improve your resume and will also be available to chat about career opportunities for engineering and computer science students.
September 18 | 5 - 6 pm
Join reps from IBM to learn more about their Consulting by Degrees (CbD) program and the secrets on how to nail their interview. IBM is interested in connecting with all engineering students who are interested in a career in technology with a large consulting firm. Come learn more about IBM’s collaborative, challenging and transformative experience.
September 19 | 10 am - 3 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 now to attend the Internship and Career Fair to connect with over 60 employers.