Contact Mr. Eric Hunter '08 , the VMI Alumni Association Placement Officer or call at 800-444-1839.
For information on writing a resume, please see our Resume Writing Guide.
If you would like to get involved with assisting cadets in the transition to careers or make yourself available to give career guidance, please consider the KeydetConnect Career Mentor Network. Since the first graduating class, VMI alumni have helped other alumni to succeed in the world beyond the Institute. The same is true today. Classmates continue to help each other at each career milepost, and cadets still look forward to meeting alumni - to learn about "the good old days" and to benefit from good advice.
Most cadets will contact you with a resume and cover letter that has been approved by the Career Services Office. If there is ever a time when a cadet contacts you with a less-than-acceptable resume or cover letter or in a way that is not professional and courteous, we would appreciate your cooperation in
- referring the cadet to the Career Services Office
- contacting the Career Services Office with some background information so that we can make this situation into a "teachable moment" for that cadet.
Summer internships have always been an option for cadets seeking to develop professional experience. Our hope is that alumni and a wide variety of employers will offer gratifying and educational opportunities for VMI Cadets. Our hope is that you will share with us any summer internship opportunities that your company/organization might have available for current VMI cadets. We ask any alumnus who knows of internship opportunities to please go to KeydetConnect and post an internship to cadets. The data obtained will go into a searchable internship database which will be made available to cadets to search for a wide variety of internships at one central location.
If you don’t have access to a computer and/or prefer to post your internship information with assistance from our office, please contact Career Services or phone 540-464-7560 and we will be happy to assist in the process.
We are now posting internship opportunities on KeydetConnect. This is a free service if you are interested in posting internship opportunities to cadets.
KeydetConnect is a web-based management tool for scheduling on-Post job and internship interviews, managing information sessions, and collecting resumes.
If you are interested in scheduling on-Post information sessions or on-Post interviews, please go to KeydetConnect, where you will be able to create an account. This account will be posted in a pending status until approved for activation by our staff.
Post your dates, events, etc. and we will respond in an organized manner. Once dates are approved and you have received a confirmation email, you may “build your event,” which will include setting your screening criteria, creating interview schedules, and posting job descriptions.
If you have any questions, contact Career Services by telephone at 540-464-7560.
We look forward to working with you!
Welcome to the VMI Alumni Career Mentor Network! As you can see, we have a Career Mentoring capability in our web-based recruiting system KeydetConnect.
Alumni who register can serve as an invaluable resource to cadets in numerous ways; they can:
- Provide career advice to cadets seeking guidance
- Provide information about current and past employers
- Inform cadets of internship and job opportunities with their current employer
The VMI Alumni Career Mentor Network also allows alumni to:
- Post information for cadets to ask career related questions
- Choose how many cadets to connect with monthly
- Choose the method of communication with cadets (email, phone, mail)
VMI cadets now have access and are seeking your assistance. Please consider making yourself available through this valuable medium. You can load your information whenever you’d like. It won’t take more than a few minutes, but may have a lasting impact on our cadets!!
NOTE: If you have questions contact the staff at VMI Career Services (firstname.lastname@example.org), or phone (540) 464-7560.
To get started, just register here VMI Alumni Career Mentor Network
Below are three on-line resources available to VMI Alumni in order to assist in the development of career and employer information.
SIGI 3 (System of Interactive Guidance and Information) educational and career planning software integrates self-assessment and career information to help facilitate effective career decision making. This can be particularly helpful when trying to determine an occupational focus when changing career fields. Follow the SIGI 3 link to create a username and password. For more information, see the SIGI 3 Alumni Users Guide.
CareerBeam provides a one-stop shop for all of your career development needs. This program covers the basics of career exploration to strategically planning a job search. CareerBeam can help in every stage of the process by providing assessments, guides, and research tools, see the CareerBeam Alumni Users Guide.
VAULT career information center has a wide array of on-line career information guides regarding numerous topics including resumes, interviews and job search advice. Also available are organizational profiles for over 4,000 potential employers in various industries and a searchable list of specific employment opportunities. To sign in: click on VAULT above and use the username and password to identified in the Vault Alumni Users Guide. For more information, see the VAULT Alumni Users Guide.