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SPCS Career Services

Degree-seeking students in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies are eligible for career advising with the SPCS Career Consultant. This service is included among the benefits offered to degree-seeking students in the school.

Individual Career Consultations

Schedule an appointment
Your career consultant can help you explore careers, identify options, and create action plans. You can also strategize your job search, including resume reviews, mock interviews, and networking.

Career and Industry Exploration

Career Expos
These regular events feature representatives from over 50 employers in a variety of industries who are there to answer your questions and potentially recruit you for internships and full-time opportunities. 

VAULT Industry Research
Research different industries and career paths and get in-depth information about various fields by logging into SpiderConnect with your student ID and password. The link to the VAULT Career Insider is located under the opportunities tab.

Career Resources

SpiderConnect is the University of Richmond's online database that allows you to search opportunities and register for events.

Resource Library
Career publications and tip sheets are available at the Career Services office in 306 Tyler Haynes Commons and our online resource library.

UR Career Connections LinkedIn Group
This group provides an online environment for students and alumni to engage in networking focused on achieving their professional goals.

General Workshops and Webinars
We provide a variety of workshops and webinars throughout the year, each focused on helping you develop your career plans, enhance professional skills, and connect with opportunities. View an updated list of events below.

Career Management Process

Today’s knowledge-based economy requires people to be resilient and flexible in a continually changing workplace. To accomplish transitions more efficiently, it is important to take an active role in the Career Management Process. From re-evaluating interests to leveraging existing or building new skills, Career Services assists SPCS students in developing career strategies for continued success in the workplace. Learn more about the career management process below.

Evaluate your current interests, skills, and personality style.
  • What is the fit and focus?
  • What do you value most about work?
Discover career options and research requirements.
  • What are the possibilities?
  • How do your values influence your choices?
Determine how career opportunities align with your goals.
  • What are the pros and cons?
  • What is your timeline?
  • What do you have to offer?
  • What are you missing?
Prepare for action through job search or skill enhancement activities.
  • What does your resume communicate about you?
  • How do you explain your knowledge, skills and abilities
  • What do you need to learn?
Transform into the next step of your career plan.
  • How is it going? What do you need to learn?
  • When will you need to re-evaluate your plan?

Make Your Appointment

  • Log in to SpiderConnect
  • Click on Calendar/Appointments > Schedule an Advising Appointment
  • Click "Request New Appointment"
  • Choose "Type" and/or "Advisor(s)"
  • Click "Check Availability"
  • Available times slots and advisors will appear on the right hand side. Select your appointment time by clicking on the advisor's name.
  • Complete the appointment form. You will receive a confirmation email.

If you need assistance, call (804) 289-8547 or stop by Tyler Haynes Commons (THC), Suite 306, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

If you are unable to meet with your advisor in person, skype and phone appointments are available. 

Upcoming SPCS Career Events

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