Career Services Spring Events!

Resumes, part-time jobs and all things career
Wednesday, January 18th
4:00 pm-4:30pm
University Student Commons, 1st floor, Forum Room

Careers In the Commons: U.S. Army Recruiting
Wednesday, January 18th
11:30 am-3:00 pm
University Student Commons, Outside Commons Theater

Careers in the Commons: DC Public Schools
Monday, January 23rd
11:00 am-2:00 pm
University Student Commons, Outside Commons Theater

Pizza and Resume Tuesday
Tuesday, January 24
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Military Student Services, Harris Hall, Room 3122

Spring Part-Time Job Fair
Wednesday, January 25th
12:00 pm-3:00 pm
University Student Commons, 2nd floor, Richmond Salons

Resumes, part-time jobs and all things career
Wednesday, January 25th
4:00 pm-4:30pm
University Student Commons,1st floor, Forum Room

How they succeeded: A panel of VCU students accepted to healthcare graduate programs
Wednesday, January 25th
5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Forum Room,1st floor, University Student Commons

Careers in the Commons: Virginia State Police
Friday, January 27th
11:00 am-1:00 pm
University Student Commons, Outside Commons Theater

Careers in the Commons: Bug Busters Internship Program
Monday, January 30th
10:00 am-2:00 pm
University Student Commons, Outside Commons Theater

Gaining Research Experience at VCU and Beyond
Monday, January 30th
4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Room 1030J, VCU Globe Building

Working Together for Better Health: Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The VCU Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care invites the VCU community to participate in this year’s Emswiller Symposium on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, 1800 Lakeside Ave. An aging and increasingly complex population is challenging the health workforce to deliver optimum care. Preparing the health care workforce to practice collaboratively is necessary to improve health outcomes, decrease cost, enhance the patient experience and increase practitioner well-being. During the symposium, participants will learn about innovations in interprofessional education and practice that seek to meet these goals. To register, visit the website below. For more information, contact Melissa Burton at or (804) 828-2898 or visit

Looking for a 1-credit class this spring? Sign up for UNIV 291

UNIV 291: Intro to Career Planning and Management

This is a hands-on course designed to explore potential career options and prepare you to successfully find an internship or job. We will teach you how to access the hidden job market, write a good resume/cover letter, network like a champ, and wow an interviewer. This course has minimal homework, no final exam, and no required textbook.

Sign up for Intro to Career Planning and Management, the most useful 1-credit class you’ll ever take.

Course schedule

INTRO CAREER PLAN& MGMT – 35674 – UNIV 291 – 005
Class: 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm; Tuesday; Oliver Hall- Education 2125;
Jan 17, 2017 – May 06, 2017

INTRO CAREER PLAN& MGMT – 35588 – UNIV 291 – 006
Class: 11:00 am – 11:50 am; Monday; Oliver Hall- Education 4068
Jan 17, 2017 – May 06, 2017

INTRO CAREER PLAN& MGMT – 35591 – UNIV 291 – 008
Class: 10:00am – 10:50am; Wednesday; W Franklin Street Gym;
Jan 17, 2017 – May 06, 2017


Contact with any questions.

Internship Opportunity with Ronald McDonald House


In-hospital Support Intern

Interns will become well-versed in the mission and daily functions of the Ronald McDonald House Charities in order to be ambassadors of the organization both in and out of the house. Interns will be responsible for assisting the Program and Volunteer Managers with a variety of tasks including but not limited to delivering lunches, snacks, and other materials to local hospitals, helping to foster and maintain relationships with local hospitals, determining other areas for growth for engaging hospitals, as well as the Richmond community. Interns will have the opportunity to have larger ongoing projects focused on engaging the community and hospital partners. Interns must provide their own transportation. The internship is unpaid. The internship is approximately 15 hours a week and the schedule is flexible but interns must have morning availability during weekdays. Preferably, interns will have interest in non-profit management, family, services, health care, and/or outreach. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Diana Villarreal at

Healthcare Experience Series


Getting certifications in the healthcare industry

Wednesday, Oct. 26
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
University Student Commons Theater

Certification opens up doors to a lot of new opportunities. Why wait until graduation to start working in the industry. Start building experience now! We’ve invited representatives from several healthcare employers their tips and tricks on getting certifications in healthcare as an undergrad. Panelists will discuss the various application processes, cost, and completion times for several certification programs.


Volunteering in healthcare panel

Tuesday, Nov. 1

2:00pm-3:00 pm
University Student Commons Theater

Volunteering is a key component of of admission to many healthcare professional programs. Join us as a panel of volunteer coordinators from local healthcare organizations offers tips on how to choose the right volunteer opportunities for you and how to get involved with their organizations.