Category Archives: 2. Career Center Tools, Resources, and Events

Want to land a job for after graduation?

Get an edge on the competition! Practice interviewing with an actual employer at the Mock Interview Program.
2010 Behavioral Mock Interviewing Program

{ Step 1 }
Sign up for a Mock Interview via RamsRecruiting*
To be held on March 3rd & 4th 
Registration begins on February 15 
Registration is limited! 
{ Step 2 } (not required, but strongly advised)
Attend the Behavioral Mock Interviewing Preparatory Workshop 
Monday, March 1, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Richmond Salon I
University Student Commons
Participating Employers:
  • Geico
  • State Corporation Commission
  • WAWA
  • County of Henrico
  • Aerotek
  • Northwestern Mutual 
  • Travelers
  • PPD 
  • CIA
  • Dominion
  • U.S. Secret Service
For more information, contact: 
Darlene Ward Thompson at
828-1645 or 827-0410 
*To sign-up for RamsRecruiting you can either:
1. Stop by the front desk and fill out a form, M-F, 8am-5pm
2. Email us at mailto:careers@vcu.edu to request a form.
*If you have a RamsRecruiting account, but you can’t remember your username or password or you’re having trouble logging in, you can email me (mailto:ejwaterman@vcu.edu) or call 804-828-1645.

Spring 2010 Career and Internship Fair!

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Resume Express: Quick resume reviews
1st Floor, Student Commons, Room 143 
Monday, February 1, 2010, 11:00am – 4:00pm 
Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 11:00am – 4:00pm 
Employers will give you their feedback on what makes a strong resume whether you’re attending the career & internship fair or going to an interview. Bring the final draft of your resume to have a quick review by an employer or UCC staff member! *We strongly suggest reading & applying the information in the resume writing guidelines before attending. (http://www.students.vcu.edu/careers/jobs
Spring 2010 CAREER & INTERNSHIP FAIR 
Wednesday, February 3, 10am-3pm 
University Student Commons, 2nd Floor 
Check-in at Commonwealth Ballroom 
Register on the Rams Recruiting Calendar beginning Tuesday, January 19http://vcu.erecruiting.com/er/security/login.jsp
To see which employers are attending & their opportunities, visit: http://vcu.experience.com/stu/cf_details?fhnd=4279 and click on Registered Employers (near the top). 
Remember to do your research in advance and to come dressed professionally!  Not sure what to say? Practice your one minute speech with our networking guide. Networking Handout.doc

Fall 2009 University Career & Internship Fair

CAREER & INTERNSHIP FAIR PREPARATION WEEK 09/28/09-10/06/09 
• Polishing Your Professional Image: Resumes to Interviews 
Monday, September 28, 2009, 3pm – 4pm 
2nd Floor, Student Commons, Virginia Room A* 
Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 3:30pm – 4:30pm 
2nd Floor, Student Commons, Richmond Salon I* 
*This is a change. 
Employers will give you their feedback on what makes a strong resume and how to dress the part whether you’re attending the career & internship fair or going to an interview. 
• Resume Express: Quick resume reviews 
1st Floor, Student Commons, Room 143 
Monday, October 5, 2009, 11:00am – 4:00pm 
Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 11:00am – 4:00pm 
Bring the final draft of your resume to have a quick review by an employer or UCC staff member! 
*We strongly suggest reading & applying the information in the resume writing guidelines before attending. (http://www.students.vcu.edu/careers/jobs
Fall 2009 CAREER & INTERNSHIP FAIR 
Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 10am-3pm 
University Student Commons, 2nd Floor 
Check-in at Commonwealth Ballroom 
Register on the RamsRecruiting Calendar: http://vcu.erecruiting.com/er/security/login.jsp 
To see which employers are attending & their opportunities, visit: http://vcu.experience.com/stu/cf_details?fhnd=4050 and click on Registered Employers (near the top). 

Need a job??

RECRUITING EVENT
Friday, August 21, 2009
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
T Miller’s Sports Bar at the Richmond Downtown Marriott will be in the University Career Center on Friday, August 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.   Representatives will be speaking with interested students about part-time employment as restaurant servers and bartenders.  You do not have to be 21 to be a restaurant server.

Professional seminar and great opportunity to network!

The Hermanos of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity Inc.; The VCU Career Center and Cabell Library invite you to a professional seminar and book signing event.
When: Tuesday, April 21 at 7:15 p.m. Virginia Rooms C and D.
What: Professional Seminar led by author, Jose A.Rodríguez Jr discusses his book, “Not Intuitively Obvious”
Description:
More often than not, the most successful professionals have been honed by years of trial and tribulation. J. A. Rodríguez Jr. helps those entering the professional workplace better utilize these critical years by revealing the often unwritten and unspoken expectations. Culling from twenty-one years of leadership roles, Rodríguez compiles the valuable and hard lessons he has learned on excelling in the professional work environment. Rodríguez dispenses well-timed advice during difficult economic times. Informative and engaging, this seminar will help guide the new professional’s destiny towards success by offering some of the keys previously only available to the seasoned professional.
The seminar will include a question and answer session and an author book signing (25% off list price). Book information can be viewed at: http://notintuitivelyobvious.com
About the Author:
J. A. Rodriguez Jr. is a senior manager for a Fortune 200 company. He has over twenty-six years of professional work environment experience. The last twenty-one years were in leadership roles of increasing responsibility. His responsibilities extend to the development, deployment, and implementation of strategic plans and programs across the globe; for creating partnerships in new and existing business initiatives. He is an author, engineer, inventor (patent no. 5,285,961), Certified Safety Professional, martial arts instructor, expert trainer, mentor, motivational speaker, and former college professor.