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Hall Associates Career Center

GEAR UP FOR SUCCESS!

Join us for 3 days of career and leadership workshops. You choose which workshops you want to attend. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register by April 11th at 5:00 pm in the Career Center located on the 2nd Floor of Student Life.  

Tuesday, April 16th – “The Hidden Paycheck”                                                  12:00 – 1:30pm                                                                                                             Do you understand job offers and what may be included in an offer package?  Does negotiating a salary make you nervous? What are benefits and why are they important? Our professional speaker, Ms. Daisy Herndon, Human Resource Manager from Delta Dental of Virginia, will answer these questions and more. A free lunch will be served. Hosted by the Hall Associates Career Center.

Wednesday, April 17th – “Be the Leader of Your Life”                                    Two sessions:  11am-12pm or 1pm-2pm (Career Center S206)                         In a world with multiple lanes and no guarantees, how can you make smart choices with so much conflicting information? Participants will engage in a facilitated dialogue around the big idea of being the leader of your life. Lee-Ann O’Dell, Education & Outreach Manager from the University of Virginia, will be our guest speaker. A free lunch will be provided at noon. Hosted by TRIO Pathways and Career Services.

Thursday, April 18th – “Life After VWCC”                                                     1:30pm – 2:30pm (Career Center – S206)                                                            Are you nervous about what life after VWCC will be like in the workforce or at a 4 year college. Our panel of speakers include two Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, Elizabeth Testermann and Anne Hogan and several alumni/transfer students who are currently attending 4 year colleges. They will share their experiences in the workplace and in college  and answer questions. Hosted by the Alumni Association and Career Services.

Posted on April 5, 2019

BUSINESS ETIQUETTE & NETWORKING MIXER

Join us for our Business Etiquette and Networking Mixer at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center on Thursday, April 4th from 4:30-6:30pm.

Learn networking and business etiquette skills in a fun, relaxed environment from a professional, business etiquette presenter.

The event is FREE but pre-registration is required and space is limited.

Transportation to and from the event is also available. 

Come to the Career Center in the Student Life Center to register.

Posted on March 26, 2019

LUNCH & LEARN – Soft Skills

Learn about closing the gap between higher education and the workforce through Soft Skills while enjoying a free lunch from Chick-fil-A.  Our guest speaker is Mr. Bob Duffessy, Owner of Chick-fil-A and he will talk about the importance of soft skills and how to perfect them.  Gain an employer’s perspective at this Career Readiness Event on what employers are looking for in their employees. 

Wednesday, March 27th

12:00 pm – 1:00pm

Career Center – S206 – Student Life Center

Space is limited and Pre-registration is required in the Career Center.

Posted on March 15, 2019

Job Fair – March 28th

The Hall Associates Career Center is hosting a “mini” job fair on Thursday, March 28th from 11am – 1pm on the 3rd Floor of the Student Life Center.

Employers in attendance will include: New Millenium Building Systems, Enterprise Rent A Car, Talkmore Wireless, Magnet USA, Our Lady of the Valley, Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office and New River Valley Regional Jail.

Students are encouraged to stop by employer tables between classes and learn about seasonal, full and part-time jobs and internships. Casual attire is allowed and dropping off resumes is highly encouraged.

For help creating or updating a resume, come to the Career Center on the 2nd floor of Student Life (S206).

Posted on March 4, 2019

Career Focus @ 4…Launch Your Future…Networking for College Students!

You’re familiar with social networks, right? You add friends on Snapchat and gain followers on Instagram. Networking, in the professional sense, is similar in that you’re establishing connections with people typically in your field.  The earlier you start building your network, the better. That’s why it’s important to start networking in college — before you’re even ready to enter the workforce.  Our Career Focus @ 4 will be held on Thursday, March 14th at 4pm in the Hall Associates Career Center. It’s a 30 minute workshop on networking, so join us and take steps to launch your future!  Call or stop by the Career Center (857-7298) or email us at careercenter@virginiawestern.edu to register for this event.  Walk-ins are also welcome! 

Posted on February 25, 2019

Contact Us

Location: Student Life Center S206
Phone: 540-857-7298
Fax: 540-857-6050

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Evening hours by appointment