October Career Advising Events!

October is full of opportunities to learn, connect, and build your skills. Register for upcoming events in Handshake today!

VCU BEST MCV, How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

Wed, Oct 3 3:30 pm EDT – 5:00 pm EDT
MCV Campus, Kontos Medical Sciences Building, 104 & 105


Graduate and Professional School Fair

Thu, Oct 4 10:00 am EDT – 1:00 pm EDT
907 Floyd Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23220, United States


VCU BEST, Science Alumni Panel

Fri, Oct 5 3:30 pm EDT – 5:00 pm EDT
Richmond Salons IV, University Commons


Careers in the Commons: US Coast Guard Contracting – Oct 2018

Tue, Oct 9 12:00 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT
University Student Commons


Exploring Health Careers

Tue, Oct 23 12:00 pm EDT – 1:30 pm EDT
University Student Commons Virginia Rooms A&B


Careers in Education Symposium and Open House – Fall 2018

Thu, Oct 25 4:00 pm EDT – 7:00 pm EDT
University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom


VCU BEST MCV, How to Cope & Capitalize on Failure

Fri, Oct 26 3:30 pm EDT – 5:00 pm EDT
MCV Campus, Kontos Medical Sciences Building, 104 & 105


Discover Health Care Fair

February 20

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The VCU Health Science Pipeline holds the “Discover Health Care Fair” in the Larrick Student Center for attendees to explore the numerous health professions offered at VCU. For more information, contact Taryn Hayes at Hayesta5@vcu.edu or visit https://dhsd.vcu.edu.

NEW event! VCU’s 1st Experiential Learning Expo on 11/1

Career. Create. Discover. Serve.

We invite you to participate in VCU’s first-ever Experiential Learning Expo. This event allows you to connect directly with both VCU departments and community-based organizations who offer opportunities for relevant, experiential and applied learning.

Whether you are seeking volunteer, internship, research, creative or other experiential opportunities, we are excited to connect you to organizations that can help you grow as a professional.

Pre-registration is not required.

Event Details

All majors and programs of study are welcome to attend.

  • Experiential Learning Expo
  • Richmond Salons, 2nd Floor, University Student Commons
  • Wednesday, Nov. 1, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Pre-registration is not required.
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Rec Sports Lifeguard Certification

VCU Rec Sports offers a Lifeguard Certification Course at the Cary Street Gym on Friday/Saturday/Sunday, 10/6-10/8 & 10/13-10/15. The cost will be $100 for students and $175 for members. If interested in the discount, email vculifeguards@gmail.com before Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 8 a.m. Register online from the MyRecSports portal by Thursday, Oct. 5. For more information, contact Amanda Simmons at alsimmons@vcu.edu or visit https://portal.recsports.vcu.edu/Program/GetProgramDetails?courseId=8f04eb94-8b05-4785-bfc5-8f1060041199&semesterId=8224abd5-d5e6-4bc0-b993-c350f6ee9f71.

So you want to be a Nurse, but what type?!

Explore Health Careers has a great article, detailing the different types of nurses that we think you’ll love. Here are some highlights:

Registered Nurse (RN) – Taking care of patients is a primary duty for all nurses, but RNs also work in other areas. They help establish nursing practices, develop quality assurance protocols and conduct clinical research. RNs can have a specialty option, which requires additional education.

Clinical Nurse Specialist – Many nurses will go back to school and earn a master’s or doctoral degree in a specialized area. A few examples of those may be pediatric, critical care, oncology or even psychiatric. Clinical nurse specialists who work with patients provide direct patient care and serve as consultants for nursing staffs, with a focus on improving the system.

Nurse Educator – For those who enjoy teaching, a career as a nurse educator would be a great fit. These registered nurses have advanced degrees and then take on the task of training future nurses. They may teach general or specialized nursing courses and stay up to date on all the latest methods and technologies.

Nurse Midwife – Nurse midwives provide care throughout the entire prenatal and postpartum experience. They also provide gynecological services to women of all ages, can write prescriptions and are key in patient education.

Nurse Practitioner – As a nurse practitioner, your responsibilities would include overall health for your patients, throughout their entire lifespan. Some of the associated tasks would be to perform physical examinations, provide immunizations and prescribe medications and therapies.

If you’re still not sure, try shadowing a variety of nurses and healthcare professionals OR volunteer in a healthcare setting!

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