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Discover Your Career Community Today!

Are you ready to take the first step on the road to a thriving career? Finding your career community is the key. We understand that starting out can be a bit overwhelming. . . but you’re not alone! We are here to ensure that every student has access to industry experts, alumni insights, coaching, and more.

Why Join A Vandy In Community?

It’s all about connecting with fellow students, employers, and experts who are interested in the same things you are. You get to explore your interests — even the ones you’re not so sure about. Learning about what you are and are not interested in is all part of the journey.

It’s okay not to have the answers — that’s precisely why the Vandy In career communities were created!

Enjoy the journey. Explore multiple industries and forge impactful connections.

What Resources Can I Find in Vandy In Communities?

Every industry has its own nuances, with different timelines, employers, and opportunities. A Vandy In Community is like getting the inside scoop on what makes each industry tick.

By joining a Career Community, you’ll unlock resources like:

  • Industry-specific drop-in hours with coaches
  • Networking events
  • Resume + cover letter examples

Okay. . . So How Do I Join a Career Community?

Ensuring your Handshake profile is complete is the most important step to joining a career community. You can also use filters to search for events and opportunities for each industry.

  • Log in to Handshake update your profile and explore upcoming events! We want you to be in the know about events within each of the communities!  
    • You can filter for specific Vandy in communities by using the Label filter. Just type in your Vandy in community, and it will show you all upcoming events!
  • Pop in during drop-in hours! No appointment is needed for drop-ins; we are here to offer immediate support! 
  • More extensive questions regarding your career journey?  Vandy In community appointments & drop-in hours are available on Handshake! (Click Career Center>Schedule an Appointment). You can also view community-specific drop-in hours on the drop-downs below.

New for the 2023/24 Academic Year: Vandy In Weeks

The easiest way to join a Vandy In community is to participate in the events associated with each community’s week. New this year, each Vandy In community will have one week of dedicated programming, events, and content for their industry.

You can view a complete list of events and register on Handshake, but check out the drop-downs below for dedicated weeks for each Vandy In community, as well as drop-in hours!

NOTE: Drop-ins are not held when classes are not in session (holiday breaks, exam days, inclement weather, etc). 

Drop-ins for the fall semester end Friday, December 8th.

Week: Monday, October 23rd - Friday, October 27th

Drop-ins: Virtual - Find Link and dates under Events on Handshake

Fridays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Bi-Weekly)

Week: Monday, October 30th - Friday, November 3rd


Week: Monday November 6th - Friday, November 10th

Drop-ins: Virtual - Find Link under Events on Handshake

Tuesday 10:15 am to 11:15 am |  Wednesday 11:00 am-12:00 pm


Week: Monday, January 22nd - Friday, January 26th

Drop-ins: Commons 217

Wednesdays 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Week: Monday, February 19th - Friday, February 23rd

Drop-ins: Calhoon 217

Tuesdays, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm 

Monday, March 18th - Friday, March 22nd

Week: Monday, March 25th - Friday, March 29th


Stevenson Library Hallway: Monday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am 

Featheringill Hall Atrium: Tuesday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am 

Week: Incorporated into each week for the other Vandy In communities 

Drop-ins: Virtual - Find Link and dates under Events on Handshake

Fridays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Bi-Weekly)