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Career Advising

Student Handshake Login

To contact your career adviser directly, email Laura Lemza ( or Tonia Sharpe (

Engineering Career Services advising is offered in person and remotely by Zoom. 

To make an appointment with your career adviser, log into Handshake and click the "Career Center" drop-down menu and then click "Appointments".

Digital Drop In Hours:

Engineering Career Services will have digital drop-ins during the school year every Tuesday from 3–5 p.m.

Hosted at this Zoom link: 

Tip: Drop ins are perfect for resume reviews!

Appointment Options:

When making an appointment in Handshake, you can select in-person, phone call or video call.

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Video Call Appointments:

Our office will use VCU's preferred video conferencing tool, Zoom. You can find the Zoom link on your appointment page in Handshake, and in the confirmation email sent to you from Handshake. This will require that you have a device that has camera and audio ability. Students will not need to download or install anything to use Zoom.

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Phone Call Appointments:

For phone call appointments be sure to include the best phone number to reach you at in the "What can we help you with?" text box (as seen above) when making the appointment.

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