Occupational well-being is about finding personal satisfaction and enrichment in your everyday work. This includes finding paid and volunteer opportunities that interest you. Occupational well-being involves valuing the importance of not only your own personal gratification but your contribution to the well-being of the community at large.
⬥ Employee Resources ⬥ Student Resources
⬥ VCU ALT Lab
The Academic Learning Transformation (ALT) Lab, — made up of a team of educators with skills in design, development and technology — works with faculty to solve problems, create opportunities and engage students in innovative and impactful ways. Faculty resources, courses, events and technical assistance are available.
⬥ 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.
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.
⬥ Grace Harris Leadership Institute, Leadership Development Program
The VCU Leadership Development Program is a 10-month program designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and experience of current and emerging leaders at the university and health who represent the academic and administrative units. For more information, click here.
⬥ Faculty and staff resources
Explore resources available to faculty and staff. Find resources for new and current employees, classroom support, professional development, campus wayfinding and more! Click here for more.
⬥ Professional development
Faculty and staff can use Talent@VCU to access professional development opportunities offered at VCU. Additional resources are available at LinkedIn Learning with access to thousands of expert-led courses and instructional videos. Earn certificates and receive course recommendations.
⬥ Performance Management Group
The VCU Performance Management Group offers a comprehensive range of organizational and professional development services to help individuals and organizations achieve superior results. PMG provides participants with fresh insight, proven tools and techniques, and the skilled staff needed to meet individual and organizational objectives.
⬥ Student jobs
Search current on-campus opportunities for student workers. Explore openings within graduate assistant positions, RecSports, Student Commons and Activities, Student Housing and Residence, and more.
⬥ 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 Career Services
VCU Career Services support students and recent alumni as they explore their interests and gain experience to reach their career goals. They provides individual advising as well as career resources and guides. They 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.
⬥ VCU Human Resources workshops
To register for the workshops or to search and register for other professional development opportunities offered throughout the university, visit training.vcu.edu.
⬥ 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.