The VT Athletics Office of Student-Athlete Development works to enhance student-athlete career development by collaborating with the Virginia Tech Career Services Office. The partnership supports a part-time liaison in the VT Career Services Office dedicated to working with student-athletes. The programs offered by the VT Athletics Office of Student-Athlete Development include, but are not limited to, cover letter and résumé design, etiquette dinners and a variety of career preparatory workshops. The VT Athletics Office of Student-Athlete Development also assists student-athletes in learning about majors and minors, preparing for career fairs, and obtaining internships.
The Virginia Tech Athletics Office of Student-Athlete Development works to enhance student-athlete career development by collaborating with the Virginia Tech Career Services Office. The partnership supports a part-time liaison in the Virginia Tech Career Services Office dedicated to working with student-athletes.
The VT Athletics Office of Student-Athlete Development has created the Career Game Plan which intentionally focuses on a different aspect of career development throughout a student-athlete’s career at Virginia Tech. Career Game Plan programming includes interview skills, résumé critiques, job search techniques, etiquette dinners, and information on how to market their experience as a student-athlete.
Each year the Office of Student-Athlete Development will promote and/or sponsor one program for each class…
Freshmen: New Student-Athlete Orientation
Sophomores: Majors Fair
Juniors: Career Jumpstart
Seniors: Senior Transition Seminar
Freshmen…during their first year, we will assist freshmen in learning about academic/career interests through self-awareness, researching and choosing a desirable major, and developing a strong academic foundation at Virginia Tech.
Sophomores…this program will assist sophomores in finalizing their major/minor programs of study, learning and utilizing the career development resources on campus through Career Services and the Office of Student-Athlete Development, and researching and engaging in the necessary academic requirements for graduation.
Juniors…this plan will provide juniors with specific tools to help them fully utilize the career development resources on campus, understand and identify transferable skills that will be beneficial in their career/graduate school search, and secure an internship (if necessary).
Seniors…in addition to utilizing campus career resources, this program is intended to help improve their level of effective interpersonal communication skills, secure full-time employment post graduation or gain admission into graduate school.
Career Development Tips
View the Virginia Tech Career Services website for information regarding On Campus Interviewing, eRecruiting, and Job Fairs: www.career.vt.edu