Career Development & Internships

Virginia Wesleyan University’s Career Development and Internship Program (CDIP) is dedicated to assisting students to discover their academic and professional pathways and to create plans to achieve their professional goals. We offer an array of resources, one-on-one career counseling sessions, customized programming, and internship and externship opportunities to facilitate meaningful career development. Our staff assists students at all levels, from first-year students exploring career options to seniors preparing for post-college employment. We also offer assistance to alumni.



Virginia Wesleyan’s Career Development & Internship Program is now accepting applications to enroll in PORTfolio’s Externship Course during Winter Session 2018.

PORTfolio 225: Career Study (Externship) is open to ALL majors. Students do not need to be in the PORTfolio Program to apply. Click here for more information on PORTfolio’s externship program.

Applications are due Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

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"We can teach [employees] what they need to run a machine or develop a marketing plan … What is killing us is having to teach them to read, compute … and to think."

Louis Gerstner, former Chairman & CEO of IBM Corporation (1996). Quoted in Education Week (1997)