Foundational, Intermediate, and Advanced Programming

Our office serves both students and alumni, from those beginning their career journey to those experiencing career transitions. One of our services is our vast suite of career programming. We put together the below categories to help you understand which programs would be of most value to you.

Please note that our career development programs are open to all students and alumni (including SPCS and MBA) and you are welcome to attend any program you feel fits your situation. This is mainly a guide to help you understand what we offer.

Foundational

These programs teach essential, foundational career development skills at a basic level. Best for those just beginning to learn about professional development, for example those who have not created a resume or experienced an interview.

These programs are open to all, but recommended for:

  • Any undergraduate student, especially freshmen and sophomores, as well as juniors and seniors and those who have not previously interacted with Career Services.
  • Unlikely to be a fit for alumni, except maybe VERY new graduates if they had not interacted previously with Career Services

Intermediate

These programs teach career development skills for those who have had some exposure to professional development activities, for example those who have created a resume or gone through the interview process. Best for those looking for information just beyond the basic, or foundational, career development level, but who do not have years of work experience yet and do not need advanced career advice.

These programs are open to all, but are recommended for:

  • Undergraduate students – some juniors and seniors; those that have had a few interactions with Career Services, but are still unsure about some of the professional development topics.
  • Alumni – young professionals (0-5 years work); some more experienced (5-15 years work), but who are feeling “rusty” about professional development topics.
  • SPCS/MBA – young professionals (0-5 years work); some more experienced (5-15 years work), but who are feeling “rusty” about professional development topics.

Advanced

These programs teach professional development skills for those who are mid-career or beyond (i.e. 10+ years of work experience.) Best for those looking for information at an advanced level far beyond basic.

These programs are open to all, but are recommended for:

  • Mid – Experienced professionals (10+ years of work experience) who are looking for advice more specific in nature and less generalized; dealing with complex professional development topics.

If you ever have any questions about a specific program, please contact us at careerservices@richmond.edu and we’d be happy to guide you.

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