Occupational Resources

Occupational well-being is about finding personal satisfaction and enrichment in your everyday work.

Value the importance of not only your own personal gratification but your contribution to the well-being of the community at large. Make it a priority to find paid and volunteer opportunities that interest you.

Career Development

As an institution of higher education, lifelong learning is an integral part of VCU's mission. We are committed to offering learning opportunities for employees to improve current job effectiveness, to prepare for career advancement, and to enhance personal career development. VCU expects all employees to participate in some form of career development on a regular and ongoing basis to sustain, enhance, and improve their skills and competencies. Learn more about career development and learning opportunities at VCU.

VCU Career Services

Career Services support students and recent alumni as they explore their interests and gain experience to reach their career goals. Our team provides individual advising, as well as career resources and guides. We offer ways to search for jobs, internships, and other experiential and employment opportunities, as well as customized career events focused on skill-building, learning about industries and career paths, and networking with employers and alumni.

Student Jobs 

Search the current on-campus opportunities for student workers. Explore openings within graduate assistant positions, RecSports, within Student Commons and Activities, and Student Housing and Residence.

Professional Development

Log into Talent@VCU to access available professional development opportunities offered at VCU. Additional resources are available at LinkedIn Learning with access to more than 16,000 expert-led courses and instructional videos. Earn certificates and receive course recommendations tailored to you and your professional goals.

⬥ Handshake  

Handshake connects students and alumni directly with employers and opportunities, along with career advisors and career-related events and workshops. Handshake was created with students in mind and hosts the largest number of opportunities specifically for students and new college graduates.

Faculty and Staff Resources

Explore the resources available to Faculty and Staff at VCU. Whether a new employee, looking for quick references, classroom support, professional development, getting around campus and more! Faculty and staff resources can be found here.

Grace Harris Leadership Institute
      VCU Leadership Development

The Virginia Commonwealth University Leadership Development Program is a 10-month program designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and experience of current and emerging leaders at VCU who represent the academic and administrative units of the University and the VCU Health System. To learn more about this program, others and the Institute, click here.


As a team of educators with skills in design, development, and technology- the Academic Learning Transformation (ALT) Lab works with faculty to solve problems, create opportunities, and engage students in innovative and impactful ways. Various faculty resources, courses, events, and technical assistance are available.

Performance Management Group

The Performance Management Group (PMG) at Virginia Commonwealth University offers a comprehensive range of organizational and professional development services to help individuals and organizations achieve superior results. The goal at PMG is to provide participants with fresh insight, proven tools and techniques, and the skilled staff needed to meet individual and organizational objectives.

Workplace Safety and Training Resources

VCU Safety and Risk Management offers a variety of workplace safety and training resources designed to help VCU employees be as safe as possible while on campus. Resources include comprehensive safety systems and practices, a dedicated safety organization, line ownership of safety, multifaceted involvement in safety activities, and training to provide the knowledge and skills that achieve desired outcomes. 

Tuition Benefit

VCU offers a tuition benefit to Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, University and Academic Professionals, and Classified employees. The benefit may be used for academic credit in a VCU undergraduate, graduate or first-professional degree course. The tuition benefit covers standard undergraduate and graduate tuition, university fee, student activity fee, student government fee, technology fee and capital outlay fee. The tuition benefit covers only VCU courses. Click here for more information.

VCU Human Resources Workshops

To register for any HR-related workshops or to search and register for other professional development opportunities offered throughout the university, visit training.vcu.edu. Many of these workshops will eventually be available through Talent@VCU.


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