Frequently Asked Questions For Candidates

The following Frequently Asked Questions pertain to candidates who are participating in the Pamplin Lifelong Careers Services program. If you are an employer, please see the Frequently Asked Questions for Employers page.
  • Employers have been asking Pamplin Career Services to help staff experienced hires from our graduates. Our graduates have been contacting us asking for career services assistance in their second jobs out of college. We believe this is an innovative solution to assist both constituents.

  • Firms provide Pamplin a contribution for each successful graduate hire from an email and database. The contribution funds a firm-branded scholarship to recruit new freshman talent to Pamplin. The graduate hire is eligible to mentor current students in the Pamplin Undergraduate Mentoring Program (PUMP). Freshman scholarship recipient will be required to be a mentee in the PUMP program and matched with the graduate hire.

  • Currently no candidate data is being collected. With a planned future update to this website you, as a candidate, will be able to create a recruitment profile that will be searchable by the participating employers. Information about the data that will be collected in a profile will be posted here once the feature is in place.

  • We want to be able to serve you better and by obtaining this information it will open up more employment opportunities for you.

  • Yes, it will be available to employers. You will have the option of classifying yourself as actively or passively seeking employment as well as hide your profile completely if you no longer wish to participate in the program.

  • No, it is a free service to Pamplin alumns.

  • You will receive an e-newsletter to your vt.edu email address. Once the candidate profile feature is completed, you will have the opportunity to opt-in, create a profile, and then update and personalize your information for better results.

  • First, they need the talent from a reliable and trustworthy source. Second, they will obtain the talent at a significantly reduced rate. Third, contributions will be earmarked for scholarships to recruit incoming freshmen. Fourth, the employer’s recent college graduate hire will be a PUMP mentor to incoming freshmen receiving the scholarship, thus linking this program to college recruiting. Ultimately, the contribution provides an immediate hire, a branded scholarship, and access to future college hires through mentoring.

  • First, it provide private support for scholarships making college accessible for students. Second, it enhances undergraduate admissions recruiting by providing more dollars to get the best. Third, it provides a mentoring opportunity between current students with recent alums via the PUMP program. Fourth, engagement of recent alums by offering a timely, valuable and meaningful service to them at their stage of life. Five, strengthen corporate relationships for deeper partnerships. Sixth, improve graduate admissions recruiting — extension of career services after graduation yield more students from recent grads. Also, lower loan default rates of graduates with job search assistance better positions graduates in their career through these stated services. Finally, more connection and engagement with students after graduation leads to future philanthropy.