If you have questions or suggestions for future professional development events, email grads@vt.edu.

Career Fair Tips & Tricks
Thursday, August 30, 4:15-5:15pm, GLC Room F
Learn how to prepare for a career fair, career fair etiquette and best practices, and how to effectively follow-up post fair.  The importance of attending career fairs as graduate students will also be discussed as well as resources available through Career and Professional Development.  This workshop will be available live on Zoom.

Interviewing Skills
Thursday, September 6, 4:15-5:15pm, GLC Room F
Be prepared for initial screening interviews as well as on-site interviews. This seminar addresses interviewing basics, employer expectations, and insights into behavioral interviews. Sponsored by Career and Professional Development.

Cover Letter 101
Thursday, September 20, 4:15-5:15pm, GLC Room C
Learn the ins and outs of writing a tailored cover letter and about resources availble through Career and Professional Development. This workshop will be available live on Zoom.

Establishing and Maintaining an Advisor/Advisee Relationship
Monday, September 24, 4pm, GLC Room C
Having a good advisor/advisee relationship can be a great resource when it comes to questions and concerns about your academic career. Learn how you can establish and maintain an effective relationship with your advisor with this workshop.  Register here.

Graduate Writing Retreat
Thursday, September 27, 9:00am-2:00pm, Inn at Virginia Tech, Drillfield Room
Commit to working on your thesis, dissertation or other writing project for five hours in the company of fellow graduate students and help keep each other accountable and productive. The Graduate School will supply the room and food; all you have to do is write. You must commit to an achievable writing goal as part of the registration. Spaces are limited, so registration is required at: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7WdRUrI2VUbalfv. Registrations will be accepted until all slots are filled.  If you miss this session, check back later for future dates this fall.

Get Linked In to LinkedIn
Thursday, September 27, 4:15-5:15pm, GLC Room C
Learn how to build a professional profile, network and connect with others, utilize LinkedIn in your job search, and the resources available to you through Career and Professional Development. This workshop will be available live on Zoom.

Wednesday, October 3, 3pm, GLC Room C
Interested in learning why you deserve time for yourself while in Graduate School? Want to know why it is so important? Attend this workshop to learn why self-care is essential in your academic and professional success.  Register here.

Job Search Tips for International Students
Thursday, October 4, 4:15-5:15pm, GLC Room F
Learn tips, strategies and resources that will help guide you in the job search process.  This includes information on work authorization and understanding the job search process in the United States. Sponsored by Career and Professional Development.  This workshop will be available live on Zoom here.

Stress Management for International Students
Friday, October 5, 2pm, GLC Room C
Graduate work tends to bring out stress and anxiety in students and at times can feel overwhelming.  If you want to learn how to manage and cope with stress, come to this stress management workshop designed specifically for international students.   Register here.

Overcoming Procrastination
Wednesday, October 17, 12pm, GLC Room C
Graduate school can feel overwhelming at times without the added stress of waiting until the last minute to complete assignments. This workshop is designed to give you strategies and skills to overcome the urge to procrastinate. Register here.

Own Your Phd Process: How to Manage Your Tme
Wednesday, October 24, 3:30pm, GLC Room C
In this interactive workshop presented by the Engineering Education Department , we will talk about macro and micro approaches to time management.  That means we will consider the long-term timeline of degree completion and back down to how to make progress every day. Register here.

Dining Etiquette
Monday, October 29, 5:30pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Learn how to conduct yourself during a formal meal in a professional setting, whether the dinner is part of an interview, a conference, or other engagement. The program will include a presentation, helpful tips, and a pizza meal during which you can network with graduate students and VT staff. Free pizza!  Co-sponsored by Career and Professional Development and the Graduate School. Register here.