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To contact your career advisor directly, email Laura Lemza at or Tonia Sharpe at

At this time, all Engineering Career Services advising will be remote. 

In the spirit of wellness and keeping you and our community healthy, all Engineering Career Services advising will be held remotely at this time. Please see below for how to schedule a remote career advising appointment with your adviser. 


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


Virtual Appointment Options:

When making an appointment in Handshake, you can select or change the medium to phone call, video call or email. If you are unsure of what medium to choose, just let your career adviser know and they will make the change for you. 


Video Call Appointments:

Our office will use VCU's preferred video conferencing tool, Zoom. Once your appointment has been scheduled, your career adviser will send you a Zoom meeting link. 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.


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.


Email Appointments:

Email appointments are best for document reviews, such as resumes, cover letters and CVs. 


Drop-in appointments:

At this time there will be no drop-ins. There will, however, be Ask Me Anything Hours twice a week, on Tuesday and Wednesdays from 3 - 4 p.m. where students can drop in to ask their questions. Topics change weekly. Join via Zoom:


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