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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.

Digital Connect: Employer Panel on Remote Recruiting
Wednesday, September 9, from 3-5 PM
https://vt.joinhandshake.com/events/535013/share_preview
Not sure how to navigate online recruiting, career fairs, and networking? Get tips and info from recruiters experienced in virtual recruiting! From 3:00-4:00 pm, hear from a panel of recruiters from Capital One, EY, and Insight Global. You can submit a question when you register, and we will be taking questions live during the panel. From 4:00-5:00 pm, get in line for the chance to have a brief 1-on-1 conversation with a representative from the companies listed above (as well as Deloitte) or from Virginia Tech's own career advisors. Plus, get a sneak peek at our new virtual career fair platform, Brazen, by participating in this event. Make sure to register on Brazen BEFORE the event starts, and use your Virginia Tech email (PID@vt.edu) when you register! Click on the "External Registration" button to get to the Brazen site and create/log-in now!


Graduate Career Development: Resume & CV Writing
Thursday, September 10, from 4-5 PM
https://vt.joinhandshake.com/events/562224/share_preview


Want to make your resume or CV stand out from the crowd? Attend this virtual workshop to learn more about what hiring managers want to see in your resume and/or CV as well as how to transition your academic/research-focused CV into an industry-focused resume. Questions about this workshop may be directed to the Graduate School Career Advisor: alyssarametta@vt.edu

Graduate Career Development: Cover Letter Writing
Tuesday, September 15, from 4-5 PM
https://vt.joinhandshake.com/events/562250/share_preview
Writing a tailored cover letter can help your job application stand out from the crowd. By attending this virtual workshop, graduate students will learn how to write an effective cover letter, proper formatting, and how to customize it for every application. Questions about this workshop may be directed to the Graduate School Career Advisor: alyssarametta@vt.edu

Graduate Career Development: International Student Job Search
Thursday, September 17, from 4-5 PM
https://vt.joinhandshake.com/events/562302/share_preview
International graduate students will receive information to launch a successful American job search during this virtual workshop, including strategies & resources. Questions about this workshop may be directed to the Graduate School Career Advisor: alyssarametta@vt.edu

Graduate Career Development: Virtual Interviewing
Monday, September 21, from 4-5 PM
https://vt.joinhandshake.com/events/562323/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 academic and industry interviews. Questions about this workshop may be directed to the Graduate School Career Advisor: alyssarametta@vt.edu