Applicant Seminar

On average, more than 50,000 people apply for more than 1,500 open jobs at Virginia Tech each year, making the application and hiring process increasingly competitive.

To assist individuals with the application process, the Division of Human Resources offers a one-hour Applicant Seminar. The seminar addresses searching for vacant positions, creating and/or updating an application online, and understanding the employment process at Virginia Tech.

Anyone interested in learning more about Virginia Tech’s online application system or the application process is invited to attend, including current and former employees and new or previous applicants. Individuals can also view the seminar online.

At the end of the session, attendees will be better prepared to complete the application process thus improving their ability to get a job at Virginia Tech.

Time and location

  • Live: A live seminar is held the first Thursday of each month from 12-1 p.m. at North End Center, located on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. To register, contact the Department of Human Resources.
  • Online: The Applicant Seminar is also available online for individuals to view at their own pace. The seminar is broken into five parts that can be viewed individually or as part of the entire presentation.

What to bring

Attendees who want to complete the application at the conclusion of the live seminar should bring the following information: previous work and education history, references (names and addresses), and an electronic copy of their resume.