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.
Career Services and Alumni Series
As the Class of 2020 steps out into a world with new challenges, the Office of Career Services is here to offer tools to help our new graduates succeed. Tune in every Wednesday at 2pm EST as we join with the VMI Alumni Association to approach a different topic each week with some alumni panelists.
A Discussion on Graduate Education
Career Services Director LTC Ammad Sheikh, Thom Brashears '95 Chief Operating Officer, VMI Alumni Association, Inc., and panelists continue the series with a shift from employment to gradaute education. Topics include support systems, financial decisions, and how graduate education can lead to career advancement.
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.
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 postions and roles.
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.
Digital Networking Series
Our first series of webinars centered around adapting to a COVID-19 job market and providing career guidance during uncertain economic times. Career Services staff and leadership connected cadets to professionals across various fields, including representatives of the vast network of VMI Alumni. These guest speakers addressed important topics such as networking, adjusting to digital connections, and how to level the playing field regardless of pre-existing social capital and background.
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.
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.
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.