Business Career Services’ Schedule for this week and next week!


Because the holidays are almost here, our office hours have changed.  This week, we will be open from 8-4pm Monday-Friday.

For the week of December 18th, our hours are Monday-Wednesday, from 8-4pm.

We will not have late night hours again until after classes begin in the spring.

Don’t forget, Wednesday is still a walk-in day.  No appointments necessary!

The University will be closed from December 21-January 2nd.

Good luck with your exams!

Darlene (

Congratulations VCU Graduates! Have a wonderful day this Saturday!



I would like to say congratulations to all of the VCU business students who will graduate this Saturday, December 9, 2017!

I am so excited and proud of all of you.  Have a wonderful day today with your friends and family this weekend and please stay safe.  I would really enjoy some photos ( of your big day so I can post them on my Blog with the caption, “Look who just graduated from the School of Business!”

If you have found a job or an internship, please complete the graduation survey that will be emailed to you. In addition, let me know about your success.

When you finish celebrating, don’t forget to jump back into job searching.  We are still getting a good number of full-time positions and part-time opportunities.  Make it a point to update your resume with your graduation date.  In other words, don’t forget to take off the words “expected” or “anticipated”.   Make sure that you update your GPA as soon as you can, and check all of your employment information to make sure it is accurate, updated, and ready to go. Update your LinkedIn account and subscribe to to make sure you cast a wide net for job searching.  Keep an eye on my Blog and Hirebusrams for job leads.  I will still be posting job leads all year long!

Please know that we are able to continue to work with you, even after you graduate.  For scheduling appointments, use the Hirebusrams site and look for Madeline Goldman, Laura Bassin, and my availability.

Business Counseling Team:


December hours:  Business Career Services will be open from 8-4:00pm M-F.

We will not have late hours until the semester begins in January.

Our walk-in day is on Wednesday from 9-12 & 1-4pm.

Best of luck to all of you!! GO RAMS!

Darlene (

The Department of the Treasury will be on campus tomorrow: 9-11am (Atrium), 11-12 & 1-3pm (Business Career Services)

One more reminder for people interested in Criminal Investigation!!

No RSVP or professional dress required!!

Accounting/Finance/Business Majors or Alumni with at least 15 credit hours in Accounting! Criminal Investigator positions

The IRS is coming!! 

 I had a chance to meet a Special Agent from the Dept of Treasury with the IRS. She is a Criminal Investigator here in Richmond and wants to tell students and alumni about opportunities for this career path.  If you are a US Citizen and you have a degree (with at least 15 credit hours in accounting), there will be an immediate opening that you might want to consider.

If you are graduating in Dec 2017 or in May 2018, she is still happy to talk to you about this career path and collect resumes so that you can be informed when new opportunities arise. 

There are also internships available! 

For more information, visit the site and use keyword:  Criminal Investigation. 

Face to face meeting:

Our rep will be here this Thursday for a table in the Atrium from 9-11, and she will have office hours from 11-12 and 1-3pm in the Business Career Center (B-1102).  

What should you bring on Thursday?  

Bring your resume and your unofficial transcripts.  She is interested in finding out if you have a degree and can start soon or if you are interested in a future opportunity. 

Any business major or alumni with at least 15 credit hours in accounting, with an interest in working in Richmond or the Northern VA, DC area should come in.  No appointments necessary.  

Full-time Salary:  

You can come into the Federal Govt as a GL 5, 7 or 9.
GL 5 starts at 40, 511
GL7 starts at 46,110
GL9 starts at 51, 424
Salary will include an additional twenty five percent Law Enforcement Availability Pay.
Interested??? I hope so.  See you on Thursday, Nov. 9th!!
Darlene (

Chamber RVA is having a Career Expo and is looking for volunteers from VCU!

Chamber RVA is have a career expo called Mission Tomorrow we are doing November 1stand 2nd for local middle school students, specifically 8th graders. It will be at the Richmond Raceway, we have over 100 companies that have exhibits.

Mission Tomorrow is for the purpose of showing middle school students, that are about to enter high school, how many options they have for careers in the Richmond area.

Here is a link to the Mission Tomorrow event page on our site:


Meet Nika Anwell, our newest team member in Business Career Services!


We are fortunate to have another person join our team!  Everyone, welcome Nika Anwell to Business Career Services!  Nika is a graduate student who will be working with us two days a week until the end of the fall semester.  She will have appointment availability on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Go to Hirerams and schedule an appointment!

Nika Anwell

“I am really excited to join the Business Career Services team as a Career Counselor! My focus as a counselor is to help students grow personally and professionally. Relationships and rapport are important to me. I genuinely want to know about students and provide support. I seek to develop a well rounded view of each student as an individual to assess what needs they have in their lives. Many students are balancing more than just classes. I believe that all parts of a student’s life should be considered in addition to career. We then work together to develop a plan and problem solve to meet those needs. I look forward to getting to know many of you. If you are nervous about which major to choose, interviewing, life/school/work balance, what to do after graduation, or just need some advice about resumes or cover letters, set up an appointment. I would love to help.

Here is a little about me. I am a doctoral student in Counselor Education and Supervision. I received my masters in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Central Florida in 2015. I moved to Richmond in July of 2017 with my Husband Roberto. We are enjoying the city and are always looking for new recommendations. We are foodies, enjoy the outdoors/fitness, and are geeks at heart. We are excited to try some of the farmer’s markets and bike trails in the area.”

We are excited to have her here with us this semester!!  Welcome aboard Nika!

RVA Career Expo Friday, October 13, 2017! See the list of companies & register!

RVA Career Expo

The Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association hosts our professional job fair held every March and October.

Friday, October 13, 2017 – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Cultural Arts Center, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Full-time – Part-time – Internships – FREE for ALL Job Seekers
                 JOB SEEKER FAQ’s                                    EMPLOYER/COMPANY FAQ’S
QUESTIONS?  Contact Patrice Strachan  804-313-7041
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