Career Tools & Resources

Katie Garver '17 (Environmental Studies) at her internship with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Spring 2017.Career development is a lifelong process. Students should see career development as one of their priorities during their four years at Virginia Wesleyan University. In an effort to better serve our students, the Career Development and Internship Program (CDIP) has compiled a number of tools, services and resources. 

Career Counseling

We offer one-on-one counseling to help students and alumni make career decisions, choose majors, develop career pathways, and implement career plans. We will schedule a meeting for you with a career counselor who specializes in serving your particular career interests to ensure that you gain pertinent information for your needs and interests. The career counselor will help you to:

  • Evaluate your interests and skills.
  • Choose a major.
  • Review what you have accomplished and enjoy.
  • Translate your liberal arts education into job skills sought by employers.
  • Locate essential information related to your career interests.
  • Evaluate opportunities for gaining professional experience.
  • Develop practical strategies to achieve your professional goals.

Counseling appointments may be requested by calling 757.455.3401 or emailing careerdevelopment@vwu.edu.

If you are unable to keep your appointment or find that you are running late, call 757.455.3401 as soon as possible to inform your counselor. It is the policy of the CDIP that if a student or alum fails to show for a scheduled appointment without giving notice, to reschedule they must speak directly to the counselor with whom the appointment had been made.

Drop-in visits are available during regular office hours on an as-available basis to gain “quick question” assistance with your resume, cover letter, or other career-related needs.

Career Development Resources

The CDIP offers resources on various career topics. These include sample resumes and cover letters, interviewing tips, and resources for exploring career fields and majors. The resources also provide information about career titles, employment outlook, educational requirements, job duties, salary information, and professional organizations.