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Career Chats

Career Chats offer students the opportunity to learn from Spider alumni and friends of the University about career paths in a variety of industries and numerous topics relevant to students. These small virtual chats provide an intimate setting for our students to hear about interesting paths taken by our hosts, ask questions regarding the industry in which you work and other post-grad experiences, and make meaningful connections with University of Richmond’s alumni network and beyond. Students of all class years and majors, in all stages of their career exploration, are welcome to participate. 

Why Host a Career Chat?

Career Chats are a low-commitment, high-impact way to provide students with rich learning opportunities as they explore career options, while serving as an early talent identification tool for employers seeking interns and full-time job candidates.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are frequently asked questions about Career Chats. For more information, please email us.

I want to host a Career Chat. How do I get involved?

If you are interested in hosting a Career Chat, please fill out our online form. Upon filling out the form, Career Services staff will evaluate your availability and connect with you shortly.

When do Career Chats take place?

Career Chats take place in the fall and spring semesters during the academic year, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Will I know which students I'm speaking with prior to the call?

Career Services will send a list of participating students to you 24-hours prior to the chat.

*Subject to change based on student availability.

What should I talk about during my Career Chat?

You can choose from a variety of popular topics on our online form which were created based off student interests. The chats are a conversation vs. a presentation, so students will come prepared with questions to have a thoughtful discussion with you. 

Upcoming Career Chats

There are no events currently scheduled.