COVID-19 Career FAQs 

If you have a question that is not located on this page, reach out to Engineering Career Services at engrcareers@vcu.edu.

 

  • Yes. While our physical office is closed, the Engineering Career Services team is still actively working remotely during normal business hours, Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
  • In keeping with public health guidelines, our service delivery has changed to help you virtually- through phone, email and remote appointments.
  • Yes. You can schedule an appointment with a career adviser through Handshake. In keeping with public health guidelines, our service delivery has changed to help you virtually- through phone, email and remote appointments. 
  • Drop-in advising has been suspended until further notice
  • Find career resources here.
  • Handshake is a great way for you to see and apply to job opportunities.
  • Engineering Career Services sends a jobs newsletter every Sunday highlighting active openings.

 

  • Yes. Employers are still hiring! Keep applying.
  • Handshake is a great way to explore current job postings. 
  • Here's a great resource to keep up with companies that are still hiring or under a hiring freeze.
  • Your employer should contact you to provide updates about the status of your job / internship. Circumstances are changing rapidly, and some employers don't yet have a decision on how COVID-19 will affect their hiring decisions and needs.
  • If you haven’t heard from your employer, contact them. Ask for any information they can provide. 
  • Use these email templates to start your email to your employer
  • If you are unable to contact your employer or have additional questions, contact us at engrcareers@vcu.edu.
  • Keep applying. Keep trying. Don't forget that research with a professor also fulfills the requirement.
  • The departments are reviewing the situation, and will provide more guidance as soon as possible. 
  • All in-person events are cancelled until further notice. Some events will be held virtually. See our upcoming events page for all confirmed Engineering Career Services Events. More campus events can be found on Handshake.