Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Career Services is to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art resources and services for cadets to assist them in their needs relative to career planning, career experiences, and employment or graduate education opportunities.

We provide assistance and resources to all cadets and recent alumni up to one year after graduation.  Cadets wishing to set-up an appointment with a member of our staff can do so by emailing or by visiting our office in 311 Carroll Hall.  Career Services is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Career Services offers a number of online career resources accessible to cadets 24 hours a day.  If you have questions about our resources, stop by our office in 311 Carroll Hall or email us at

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 User 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 is an 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.

CareerShift is easy to use job search and networking tool.  With CareerShift, you can search multiple company and job board listings through one location, find inside contact information for millions of companies, and create and store your job search documents.  For more information, see the CareerShift 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.


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.

Four Year Plan for Cadets