Are you majoring in Education, Counseling/School Psychology, Human Services/Social Work, or Human Resources? Do you intend to pursue a career that advances work-based learning opportunities for students? Examples of such career goals include: working in the career services office at a college or university; career and technical education at a high school; human resources at a company when the role includes recruiting student interns; and research with a focus on college to career transitions, etc.
Do you want to join a professional organization or attend a conference? Applications are being accepted now. Full graduate student instructions and Appendix containing graduate student application form.
For examples of some relevant professional organizations and conferences click here.
Why Stay In Virginia for Work-based Learning or After Graduation?
Virginia is home to the largest data center market in the U.S., the 3rd-largest port on the East Coast, the 2nd-highest concentration of tech workers in the country, according to VEDP. Below is a list of top industries in Virginia according to VEDP:
Developing Career Readiness Skills
Students, take your career readiness to a new level with a series of free online modules designed to assist students to identify and further develop career readiness skills by establishing individualized competency development goals, creating a plan for accomplishing those goals, articulating accomplishments, and shaping a competency development story. Details are available on the Course Catalog page.
Professional Development Scholarships
Scholarships for professional development are available to graduate students in education, human services/social work, counseling/school psychology and human resource graduate degree programs whose career interests include advancing work-based learning opportunities for students. Examples of such careers include: working in the career services office at a college or university; career and technical education at a high school; human resources at a company when the role includes recruiting student interns; and research with a focus on college to career transitions, etc. Details are available on the Professional Development Scholarship page.