Frequently Asked Questions
Does VCU make job opportunities available to students and alumni?
Yes. All part-time, full-time, and internship positions are posted on RamsRecruiting, VCU’s job posting site through the Experience system. Alumni have use of RamsRecruiting for one year following graduation.
Is there a fee to post job openings at VCU?
There is no fee to post opportunities through the University Career Center.
Is it possible to hold an information session on campus?
Yes. Arrangements can be made through the University Career Center.
Is it possible to interview students on campus?
Yes. Arrangements may be made to hold on-campus interviews at VCU.
Are there any majors that do not use the services of the University Career Center in their job searches?
As a general rule, recruitment of majors located on the medical campus is done through the appropriate academic department.
Can I speak to students in a classroom setting?
Faculty members handle these requests. Employers should contact the appropriate department.
What is the relationship between the University Career Center and the career services area in Snead Hall?
Faculty and staff in the University Career Center support the career-related services offered in Snead Hall. Job postings and recruitment arrangements can be made through the University Career Center.
Does the University Career Center sponsor career fairs?
The University Career Center sponsors two career fairs a year. One is held each spring and one is held each fall. These career fairs are open to all VCU students. Register for the Career & Internship Fair here.
What means are available for employers to increase their visibility on campus?
Many employers volunteer for events sponsored by the University Career Center. These include resume reviews and mock interviews.
Does VCU have a Cooperative Education program?
Employers interested in offering cooperative education positions should contact the University Career Center prior to recruiting students.
Are there VCU guidelines regarding the receiving of credit for internships?
Internship guidelines are established by the department in which the student is majoring. Some departments award academic credit for internships, and others do not. If academic credit is awarded, the student is required to register for the course and to pay the class registration fee.
Are employers required to pay interns?
The U.S. Department of Labor has established quidelines under the fair Labor Standards Act to help employers determine if they are required to pay interns. See the following for guidelines:
- U.S Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act (see "legal issues" section)
- Employer Guide for "Starting and Maintaining a Quality Internship Program" - compiled by Michael True
As a nonprofit employer, am I eligible to participate in the Federal Work Study program?
Nonprofit employers are eligible to participate in the Federal Work-Study program as long as certain requirements are met. For more information, please visit the Federal Work-Study website.
How do I contact the employer contact at the University Career Center?
Please contact the recruitment coordinator.