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Center for Student Professional Development




Don't Miss These Opportunities!

The listings below are just a few of the numerous events provided by the Center. Login to DoreWays to learn more about these and other opportunities.

The Center Presents: Your Guide to On-Campus Recruiting

On-campus recruiting season is upon us! With more than 150 companies coming to campus this fall, there are many opportunities to interview for jobs and internships. While this process may seem overwhelming, the Center is here to help you navigate each step of the way! Your Guide to On-Campus Recruiting is a six-step program to prepare you for learning about employers, talking with recruiters, applying and interviewing for positions, and negotiating offers. Attend some or all of the sessions for support throughout the semester. Click here for more information.

Resume Blitz

We offer extended walk-in hours during our two-day resume blitz. Bring a printed copy of your resume to have it reviewed by our coaches.
September 2 and 3, Noon - 5:00 p.m. each day
Center for Student Professional Development, SLC 2nd floor

LinkedIn Workshop

Is your LinkedIn profile strength where you want it? Learn how to setup and maximize your professional profile on LinkedIn.
September 2, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Center for Student Professional Development, SLC 2nd floor

Federal STEM Policy & Advocacy: An Inside the Beltway Look – Applications Deadline: September 6

This two-day event held in Washington D.C. October 15-16 will provide students and postdoctoral fellows in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), including Social Sciences, an opportunity to learn how federal STEM policy is made and the role of advocacy by various stakeholders in achieving policy goals. Participants will hear from officials, including VU alumni, who work in the Executive and Legislative branches of government as well as scientific societies, associations and coalitions who are actively engaged in influencing and promoting federal investments in science and engineering. For STEM students and postdocs thinking about careers in public policy, this behind the scenes look will provide insights to potential career opportunities. Interested juniors and seniors can apply via DoreWays. Deadline for undergraduate applications is September 6. Additional details can be found at the Office of Federal Relations STEM policy page.

Business, Communications & Consulting Industry Career Day

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September 9, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Student Life Center Ballroom

Engineering & IT Industry Career Day

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September 24, 3:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Student Life Center Ballroom

Law School Fair

October 6, Noon - 3:00 p.m.
Student Life Center Ballroom


Our Mission

The Center for Student Professional Development helps students effectively develop their professional capabilities, define their identities and build resilience as they prepare for employment in a rapidly changing world.

The Five Pillars

The Five Pillars serve as the foundation for Center services. Our integrated, holistic approach ensures students are able to: 

  • Identify their strengths and interests
  • Understand change and manage transitions
  • Develop professionalism at school and in the workplace
  • Understand and pursue opportunities
  • Identify who is in their network and how to leverage personal connections

Learn more about us and meet our staff!



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We are located on the 2nd floor of
the Student Life Center.

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Walk-In Hours
(During the academic year)
Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Student Life Center, 2nd Floor
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Thursday
The Commons Center, #217
Noon - 3:00 p.m.

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