Frequently Asked Questions


  1. What resources are available at the Career Services Center?
    There are many resources available! From major/career exploration to internships, interviewing and resume tips and so much more! Visit us on the 2nd floor of Prothro! Office hours are from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, see: Career Services.

  2. How do I schedule an appointment?
    Call (434) 381-6580 to schedule an appointment.

  3. Does the Career Services Center offer any special programs or career fairs?
    Yes! See our Calendar of Events.

  4. Do you have resources that I can use that will help me decide on a major or a career?
    Yes! See our WebLink Library and What Can I Do With This Major?

  5. Can I check out a book from the office?
    Yes! You may check out a book for up to two weeks.

  6. What is an academic internship?
    See Internships.

  7. What majors specifically require an academic internship?
    Arts Management Certificate, education (required for licensure), environmental science (all concentrations), business management, economics (business concentration), psychology and engineering

  8. Can I do an internship without receiving credit?
    Yes, you will need to complete the Not-For-Credit Internship Form.

  9. What steps do I follow if I want to do an internship?
    See the Internship Guide For Students & Faculty.

  10. When should I start looking for an internship?
    See the Internship Guide For Students & Faculty.

  11. Is there a GPA requirement for doing an academic internship?
    Yes, a 2.0 overall GPA and a 2.0 GPA in the subject/major is required.

  12. How do I research graduate school programs?
    Talk with your professors, schedule an appointment with Career Services, and see our Graduate School tab.

  13. When should I apply for graduate school?
    See our Timetable.

  14. What standardized tests am I going to need to take for graduate school and how do I sign up for them?
    See Application Process and Guide to Graduate School Admission Exams.

  15. May I contact an alumna for career help?
    Yes, it is appropriate to contact alumnae for advice or to network. However, it is NOT appropriate to solicit them for jobs or internships. You must sign a contract stating that you understand how and when it is appropriate to contact alumnae.