Webinars

Introduction to Career Services


LTC Ammad Sheikh, Director, and Maj. Sara Blake, Assistant Director, offer a brief overview of VMI's Office of Career Services, a valuable resource for cadets as they contemplate and plan for a successful life of purpose and service after graduation.

 

Finding Your Place in the World: A Conversation with Career Services Directors

Career Services Director LTC Ammad Sheikh speaks with representatives from Career Services departments from Virgina colleges. Topics include beginning the job search early, preparing for interviews, and finding a job and career that aligns with personal and professional values.

 

Job Search Strategies with the VMI Alumni Association

This webinar is the first in a series of eight sessions co-hosted by Thom Brashears '95 Chief Operating Officer, VMI Alumni Association, Inc., and Career Services Director LTC Ammad Sheikh. Panelists discuss the importance of networking and relationship development, as well as how the supports and systems at VMI aided in preparing them for life after college.

 


Networking in Quarantine

This webinar included members of the Career Services team, guest speakers from VMI Alumni Agencies, and alumni from around the country.

Topics included the importance of digital networking, particularly Handshake and LinkedIn, resume do's and don'ts, and how to begin looking for internships and connections using tools on vmialumni.org.

 

Access and Equity: Jobs, Internships, Graduate Education, and Access to Social Capital

This webinar, once again hosted by Career Services Director LTC Sheikh, discusses the importance of networking, internships, and developing professional relationships to increase access and equity regardless of background or previous social capital. The guest speaker is Dr. Kimberly Truong, Executive Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at MGH Institute of Health Professions.

 

Employer Perspective: Adjusting to the Unexpected

This webinar included guest speakers from Amazon's Global Military Affairs Team and WFXR in Roanoke, VA

Topics included the importance of networking on LinkedIn, resume do's and don'ts, and how to start off at a new job on the right foot.

 

Tips for Young Professionals with the VMI Alumni Association

This webinar continues the series co-hosted by Thom Brashears '95 Chief Operating Officer, VMI Alumni Association, Inc., and Career Services Director LTC Ammad Sheikh. Panelists cover a range of tips and recommendations for cadets before and after graduation to start their career paths on the right foot. Topics include networking, location flexibility, and applying skills from VMI cadetship across multiple positions and roles.

 

Career Management: Tips on Managing a Long Career

This webinar continues the partnership series from the VMI Alumni Association, Inc., Career Services. Director LTC Ammad Sheikh and panelists representing the Class of 1971 discuss how VMI prepared them for long-term success in their careers. Topics also include rising to workplace challenges and work-life balance.