Virginia Tech College of Engineering Graduate and Professional Development Forum - October 26-27, 2012 -The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center -  Blacksburg, Virginia
About the Event

Come learn about your career opportunities as a graduate student in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech. Events include lab tours, meetings with faculty and students, and professional development discussions to guide you in your choices for graduate school.

Who Should Attend:

If you are interested in learning about graduate school opportunities, make plans to join us for this event. Whether you are an undergraduate interested in learning more about graduate school, a current graduate student interested in learning about additional opportunities, or a practicing professional interested in the possibility of returning to a graduate program, our recruiting forum and professional development events will have information that will help guide you in your decisions.

About the Personalized Feedback and/orAdditional Department Lab Tours (Saturday afternoon, October 27, 2012):

During this hands on workshop, students will complete graduate school applications, continue to further develop their personal statements and résumés with the help of trained writing mentors. Further discussion and strategies will be addressed concerning funding opportunities and the GRE. We ask participants to bring a laptop to the retreat. Free internet access will be provided.

This time can also be used to tour an additional department, meet current graduate students, or meet with faculty.

About Virginia Tech's College of Engineering:

The College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, its faculty and its students are known throughout the world for outstanding programs in engineering education, research, and public service.

Students working on Hybrid car

The magazine's "American's Best Graduate Schools 2013" survey, released in April 2012, ranked the College's graduate program 24th among all nation's engineering schools and 15th among engineering schools at public universities. "America's Best Colleges 2012" survey released by U.S. News and World Report in September 2011 ranked the Virginia Tech College of Engineering's undergraduate program 15th in the nation among all accredited engineering schools that offer doctorates, and eighth among those at public universities. In the most recent survey of the Engineering Workforce Commission of the American Association of Engineering Societies, Inc., the Virginia Tech College of Engineering ranked ninth nationally for the total number of degrees awarded, sixth for the number of undergraduate degrees awarded, 24th for the number of master's degrees and 13th for the number of Ph.D.s.

College of Engineering Departments:

Aerospace and Ocean Engineering

Biological Systems Engineering

Biomedical Engineering and Sciences

Chemical Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Computer Science

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Engineering Education

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mining and Minerals Engineering

Myers-Lawson School of Construction

University Research Institutes:

Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute

Fralin Life Science Institute

Funding Opportunities/Resources:

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

NSF IGERT

MultiSTEPS

IGEPs at Virginia Tech


Continuing & Professional Education @ Virginia Tech