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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 they 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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Why should I participate in a Career Chat?
Career Chats are great opportunities for you to learn about an industry or topic in an informal, intimate conversation setting.
How do I register for a Career Chat?
You can register for Career Chats in SpiderConnect. To view a list of current Career Chats available for registration, click "Events," "Workshops," and search "Career Chat" in the "Keywords" search bar.
What if I can't make it after registering?
If you are unable to make your registered Career Chat(s), please contact Ryan Foulds.
How are the Career Chats conducted?
Career Chats will be held in the interview rooms of our Queally Center Employer Development Suite. Career Services staff will set up the chat through video stream and students will chat virtually with the host.
What should I wear to a Career Chat?
Although the chats are "come as you are," if you're able, please dress smart casual.
When should I arrive for the Career Chat?
We recommend that you arrive to the Career Chat at least 5-10 minutes before the scheduled time. If you are running late or unable to attend due to an emergency, please contact 804-662-3032.
How should I prepare for the Career Chat?
Please see our Career Chat prep handout.
Can I attend any session regardless of class year or major?
Yes, our hosts are to open to, and expect to, speak with students of all class years and majors.

Upcoming Career Chats

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