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Clarke Hall
Virginia Wesleyan College
1584 Wesleyan Drive
Norfolk , VA 23502
Phone: 757.455.3359
Fax: 757.233.8743


Mon-Th, 8:30 am – 8:30 pm
Fri, 8:30-4:30

Career Development & Internship Program

"OK, I'm at Virginia Wesleyan, but what should I do now?"

Our Career Development & Internship Program helps you to answer that question.

We offer:

  • counseling services to help you find the right major and gain the most benefit from your Virginia Wesleyan liberal arts education through externships, internships and appropriate part-time/seasonal employment
  • assistance in preparing for an effective job search or graduate school application
  • employer on-campus visitation and recruitment events.

Pathway to professional success …

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  • Visit the Center for Experiential Learning to learn about internships
  • Start to build your resume
  • Professionalize your online presence
  • Complete Focus-2 self-assessment and career exploration tool
  • Pursue opportunities for volunteer or work experience
  • Volunteer
  • Undertake a shadowing experience
  • Complete an externship
  • Work with VWC’s Career Development Program to lay out career plan
  • Participate in the Center’s career and internship workshops
  • Develop a resume
  • Join honors societies
  • Investigate internships
  • Take on leadership roles in campus organizations
  • Lead a major volunteer project
  • Practice interview skills with VWC’s Career Development Program staff
  • Undertake an internship
  • Apply to national internship programs
  • Make professional contacts
  • Research potential employers
  • Attend job fairs
  • Apply for Teach for America

Our Mission is to engage and assist Virginia Wesleyan students and graduates in developing meaningful career plans and learning effective job search skills.

Counseling and training are provided to:

  • help you identify your personal strengths and interests
  • explore and gain first-hand exposure to career fields
  • develop the ability and confidence to market yourself in a job search
  • participate in opportunities for positively presenting your qualifications to employers

"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)

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