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Virginia Tech celebrates National Career Development Month in November


BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 26, 2006 – November is National Career Development Month, and Career Services at Virginia Tech is celebrating by offering a number of career development opportunities for students.

Some of the events being offered at Virginia Tech to help prepare students for careers include:
==> Win the Amazing Race to Gain Experience: Nov. 1, 10 to 11 a.m., Career Services Building
==> The Real World Hokie Co-op/Internship: Nov. 5, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 2150 Torgersen Hall
==> Internships: Employers Need You!: Nov. 8, 5 to 6 p.m., Career Services Building
==> Writing an Effective Personal Statement: Nov. 13, 5 to 6 p.m., Career Services Building
==> Federal Agency Panel: Nov. 15, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., 113 McBryde Hall

The theme for this year’s career month, "One World, Many Cultures, Many Careers," highlights the many career opportunities available in today’s world. However, career doors are more easily opened to those who are prepared for the career world and who exhibit the necessary skills needed to succeed. Career Services at Virginia Tech provides students with the information to help them open their own career doors.

At Career Services, students can explore career choices and receive advice for selecting a major, get real-world experience through co-op positions, internships and externships opportunities and get assistance with job search skills including, resume critiques and practice interviews.

A complete list of National Career Development Month events is available on-line at www.career.vt.edu.

Career Services at Virginia Tech is located on the corner of Washington Street and West Campus Drive. For information, contact the office at career.services@vt.edu or (540) 231-6241.

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech is the most comprehensive university in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is among the top research universities in the nation. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to quality, innovation, and results through teaching, research, and outreach activities. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 180 academic degree programs.