Start your future now....  

  • Assess your strengths
  • Consider appropriate career options
  • Set an individual plan of action
  • Take action
  • Succeed
 

Four-Year Plan for cadets Finding the right career choice starts during your first year at VMI.  The four-year plan is designed for the VMI cadet so you can make the most of your four years as you prepare for your life s career.  The plan will help you assess your accomplishments and determine what your next steps should be.

On-Post Recruiting Program

KeydetConnect is a web-based management tool for scheduling on-Post job interviews, managing presentations and collecting electronic resumes for distribution to employers. Cadets can upload cover letters and resumes, request interviews, and conduct searches for employment opportunities by keywords.  For more information see the KeydetConnect Guide.  

VMI Alumni Mentor Network

The VMI Alumni Career Mentor Network is a list of alumni career mentors who are available to provide career guidance and information about their career path, their organization, and in some cases, internship and job information.  Alumni mentors can be found by searching in industry, job function, state, employer name, or a host of other categories. You can access the VMI Alumni Career Mentor Network if you have a KeydetConnect account.  

Online Career Resources for Cadets

CareerBeam provides a one-stop shop for all of your career development needs. This program covers the basics of career exploration to strategically planning a job search. CareerBeam can help in every stage of the process by providing assessments, guides, and research tools, see the CareerBeam Users Guide.

Internships.com is the largest internship listing in the world (Over 20,000 listings, and 15,000 organizations/companies). It contains internships from companies large and small, local and international, and exposes cadets to opportunities you wouldn't find anywhere else.  The Internships.com site allows cadets to maintain an internship account to track applications and, ultimately, internship projects once you are employed.  For more information, see the Internships.com Guide.

FOCUS 2 is an online, self-guided program which identifies your work values, skills, personality preferences, and natural strengths to help you make decisions about your future career goals. For more information, see the FOCUS 2 Users Guide.

Sigi 3 educational and career planning software integrates self-assessment and career information to help facilitate effective career decision making.  Follow the Sigi 3 link to create a username and password.  For more information, see the SIGI 3 Users Guide. 

VAULT career information center has a wide array of on-line career information guides regarding numerous topics including resumes, interviews and job search advice. Also available are organizational profiles for over 10,000 potential employers in over 180 industries and a searchable list of specific employment opportunities.  To sign in: click on VAULT above and use your VMI username and password to sign in.  For more information, see the Vault Users Guide.