Career Services

Mission and Functions

Our mission is to develop our students personally and professionally, and connect them to employers for lifelong career success.

We help students understand, navigate, and connect to the job market by sharing our knowledge, cultivating relationships with employers, and analyzing data.

Understand the Job Market

Each year the Pamplin Career Services team makes over 75 onsite visits to employers for a time of information exchange and recruiting strategy discussion.

The University’s Career and Professional Development Office produces its annual Post-Graduate survey results indicating salaries by major, placement rates, top employers, and other pertinent information. Please contact Jennifer Tortora for a one-page summary of this report.

Pamplin also has the highest placement rate of any college in the university and some of the most interviewed majors at Virginia Tech. Our students gain nearly half of all on-campus interviews

Navigate the Job Market

Workshops, classroom presentations, and one-on-one advising sessions introduce and deliver career related concepts, so that students can apply them in their individual searches.

Connect to the Job Market

Business Horizons, the job fair organized by and for Pamplin students, is held on campus each fall and spring.

“Company Days” in the Pamplin atrium also offer students and employers informal opportunities to meet throughout the semester and discuss jobs and internships.

Handskake at Virginia Tech is a free university job board for employers to post openings and students to apply for opportunities.

The Pamplin Career Connect eNewsletter, a weekly email, shares employer messages about events, programs, and other opportunities hosted by Career Services.

The Pamplin Podcast allows students and employers to connect in a digital environment about company information and hiring opportunities.

Company treks each semester, give students a free opportunity to visit with employers at their offices to meet with recruiters and alumni, learn more about the company and its opportunities, and see firsthand what it feels like to work there.