Frequently Asked Questions
What services are offered by the University Career Center (UCC)?
The UCC offers free career counseling, internship and job search assistance. Student services are available for one year following graduation.
- Counseling and advising
- Job Search Skills
- Resume development and resume critiques
- Cover letter development and critiques
- Curriculum vitae development and critiques
- Interview preparation
- Networking strategies
- Job Search Tools
- RamsRecruiting (free account on web-based job board)
- InterviewStream (free web-based interview rehearsal program)
- Career fairs in the fall and spring semester
- Employer information sessions
- Career development seminars and workshops
- On-campus interviewing
- Special events
What kinds of testing do you offer that will help me determine my career choices?
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, MBTI, (Fee $16)
- Strong Interest Inventory (Fee $16)
- Self-Directed Search (Fee $5)
- Combined version of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory (Fee $18)
Can the Career Center help with my job search?
Yes. Current degree-seeking students and recent alumni (up to one year after graduation) may make an appointment with a career consultant to work on resume development, cover letter writing, interview preparation, job search and networking strategies, and more. We assist students with finding experiential learning opportunities, volunteer work, part-time work, and full-time employment.
Does the Career Center offer academic advising?
No. Students must contact their academic department each semester for help with course planning, long-term academic planning and transfer information.
I’m thinking about a career change. Do you have someone who can help me?
Yes. Currently enrolled degree-seeking students and recent alumni at VCU (up to one year after graduation) can make an appointment with a career consultant.
What are the Career Center hours? Do you offer evening appointments?
The University Career Center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Currently, there is not a high demand for evening appointments. Evening programs are offered each semester.
Do you bring employers to campus?
Yes. The University Career Center schedules on-campus information sessions and interviews throughout the school year. We also sponsor two large career and internship fairs in October and February and a Mock Interview Program.
What companies hire VCU students?
VCU students are hired by small and large employers throughout Richmond, The Commonwealth of Virginia, and the United States. Students are also hired by Fortune 500 companies, federal, state, and local governmental agencies, private industries, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations.
Federal Work-Study FAQs
For questions regarding the Federal Work-Study Program, please visit www.fws.vcu.edu.