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Professional Development Workshops

Career and Professional Development offers many workshops designed for graduate students. Students must register on Handshake for each session. Find more information below about upcoming workshops. If you have questions, contact Alyssa Rametta at alyssarametta@vt.edu.

Virtual Career Fair Success
Wednesday, January 27, 4-5pm
https://vt.joinhandshake.com/events/643415/share_preview 
All VT career fairs will be on Brazen this semester. Learn how to navigate this platform, how to prepare for a virtual career fair, and how to stand out in a virtual fair as a graduate student.

Resume/CV/Cover Letter Writing
Thursday, February 11, 4-5pm
https://vt.joinhandshake.com/events/643429/share_preview
Wondering how to make your application materials stand out from the crowd? This workshop will answer your questions on writing a cover letter, the differences between a CV and a resume, and how to get your materials past an Applicant Tracking System.

Networking Tips for Introverts
Tuesday, March 23, 4-5pm
https://vt.joinhandshake.com/events/643511/share_preview 
Does hearing the word "networking" give you anxiety? You're not alone, especially if you tend to be introverted. During this interactive workshop, you'll learn about what introversion really means and how you can leverage that personality preference to your advantage while networking. We'll be joined with a recruiter from CapTech Consulting to learn tips on networking, particularly in virtual settings, from a local employer. 

Virtual Interviewing
Wednesday, March 31, 4-5pm
https://vt.joinhandshake.com/events/643480/share_preview
Preparing for a virtual job interviewing can be similar to an in-person interview in many ways, but also requires new strategies and preparation. Graduate students attending this workshop will learn how to succeed in a virtual interview, for both academia and industry jobs.

International Graduate Student Job Search Strategy
Thursday, April 8, 4-5pm
https://vt.joinhandshake.com/events/643487/share_preview
International graduate students will learn how to launch a successful American job search during this virtual workshop, including search strategies, etiquette, & online resources. 

Maximizing LinkedIn
Tuesday, April 13, 4-5pm 
https://vt.joinhandshake.com/events/643504/share_preview
Have a LinkedIn profile, but not sure what else there is to LinkedIn? Graduate students attending this workshop will learn how to maximize their LinkedIn profile, search for and connect with alumni, and other LinkedIn networking tools.