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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who is eligible for the program services?

If you are the spouse/partner of a newly hired faculty member, who has lived in the area for less than a year, or part of a faculty recruitment effort interested in relocating to the Blacksburg area, you are eligible for the program services.

2. What does the Dual Career Program offer?

Virginia Tech is committed to assisting our relocating faculty and their families. Our program provides the relocating spouse/partner up-to-date information on the local job market, resume and cover letter preparation, interview coaching, job search strategy, and community information.

3. How do I enroll in the Dual Career Program?

Virginia Tech has made enrollment into the program very easy. All you need to do is enroll at .  Once you have completed and submitted the Enrollment Form your information will be forwarded to the Dual Career Program Manager.

4. Am I guaranteed employment?

Although the program does not guarantee employment or create job openings, we will assist you in your job search. Dual Career clients are supported in their job search and work closely with the program manager to identify job opportunities, update their job seeking skills and obtain networking information.

5. Will I be given preferential treatment for Virginia Tech positions?

The Dual Career Program does not compromise the normal hiring or search process, but we can provide a letter of support to a hiring supervisor to identify you as Dual Career Client for university positions.

6. Can you help me find employment outside of Virginia Tech?

Yes! The Dual Career Program maintains a network of business contacts in the community and surrounding area to assist you in your job search. Some of the area industries include education, healthcare, energy, pharmaceuticals, wireless communication and a growing high technology corridor.

7. How long will you assist me in my job search?

The Dual Career Program will assist you for up to one year or until you secure employment, which ever comes first.

8. Can you assist me in finding an academic position?

The program does assist you in identifying academic opportunities either at Virginia Tech or at other local colleges and universities. To get started with your search please visit . Or visit the ‘local colleges and universities’ portion of our web site for a complete listing of all universities and colleges located within a reasonable driving distance to Blacksburg.

    Apply online for the VT Dual Career Program

Contact us

    Sara Leftwich

Sara Leftwich
Manager, Dual Career and Special Projects

Phone: 540-231-7748