The VCU School of Education is committed to helping you make the most of your academic experience and translating your new knowledge and skills into a meaningful profession. VCU Career Services is a partner in this mission and can help prepare you for life after VCU.
Location: University Student Commons, 1st Floor, Rm. 143, beside Chick-fil-A.
15-Minute Drop-ins: Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. No appointment needed.
Start by coming to a drop-in to begin working on your resume, talk about your job search, learn to navigate Handshake, utilize our Suit Yourself closet, or get a LinkedIn headshot.
Appointments: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Need a more in-depth conversation? Schedule a 30-minute appointment with a career advisor to discuss graduate school preparation, practice interviewing, talk through work values, or explore different career paths.
Employers: Interested in recruiting our School of Education students and graduates? Please contact our Career Services employer relations team, and review our employer resource site for additional information on posting a position on Handshake.
Handshake at VCU - Handshake at VCU is your custom career platform to schedule career advising appointments, search for and register for education-focused career events, and apply to part-time and full-time jobs as well as experiential learning opportunities.
Suit Yourself Professional Clothing Closet - This programs gives VCU students access to free gently-used professional clothing for interviews, internships, or other important events where you need to look your best.
Education Career Pathway - The Education Career Pathway includes an overview of the industry, resources for creating career materials, and platforms to search for opportunities.
Graduate School Career Resources - Links on specific education organizations and associations, listservs and job posting websites.
Career Advising Appointment - The team of career advisers at VCU Career Services is ready to help you take your professional development to the next level. Whether you want to explore ways to gain experience in your field through volunteering or job shadowing, search for student organizations or professional associations to connect with, or plan for graduate school we can help.
Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program - Developed for doctoral students interested in future faculty roles, students complete courses focused on preparing for the requirements and expectations of tenure faculty positions across the disciplines.
Leaders and Entrepreneurs Academy for Professional Development (LEAPD) - Graduate students complete courses and experience to assist in preparing for careers in industry, non-profit organizations, public service and government.
Graduate Mentorship Program - This program provides graduate students with the opportunity to develop mentoring skills as they share personal experiences with undergraduate participants in the program.
Upskilling Virginia's Early Learning Workforce - This website is a skill building and networking resource for future early childhood educators.
Careers in Education Panel - School of Education and Careers Services collaborate to provide a panel to education students about how to prepare for the job search. Panelists represent a variety of education disciplines, such as K-12 education, higher education and education administration, to provide insight and tips about resume writing, networking, interview etiquette and opportunities for growth within the field of education.
The Careers in Education Panel for Fall 2019 is on October 9 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Senate Chambers of the Student University Commons.
Teacher Recruitment Day - Each spring, the School of Education and Career Services collaborate to offer teachers and counselors personal time with over 40 public and private schools.
Teacher Recruitment Day for Spring 2020 is on March 25 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Exploring education as a possible career path? Looking for a teaching position for Fall 2020? You don't want to miss this opportunity to get a head start on your career path by talking with school district administrators from around Virginia.
The VCU Teacher Recruitment Fair will be held from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. in the Richmond Salons. Pre-registration is not necessary for the fair, and professional dress is recommended. Students from all majors and class years are welcome. School of Education, LSEE, Math, Sciences, English, History, Music and Art students are highly encouraged to attend!
Questions? Contact Quintrel Lenore, assistant director, Employer & Experiential Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.