Virginia Tech offers multiple ways for students to receive academic support in terms of comprehension, study strategies, test performance, and time management through the Cook Counseling Center and the Student Success Center.

There are additional support services and accommodations offered through Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) for students who register with the SSD office.

Students may use the below tutoring resources for general chemistry (CHEM 1035, CHEM 1036) and organic chemistry courses (CHEM 2535, CHEM 2536).

Students may use the below tutoring resources for the foundations of engineering courses (ENGE 1215, ENGE 1216).

Students may use the below tutoring resources for English courses (ENGL 1105, ENGL 1106).

Students may use the below tutoring resources for calculus of a single variable (MATH 1225, MATH 1226) and multivariable calculus (MATH 2204).

Students may use the below tutoring resources for foundations of physics (PHYS 2305, PHYS 2306).

Students may use the below tutoring resources for some of the courses commonly taken by General Engineering students.

Biology (BIOL 1105, BIOL 1106)

Economics (ECON 2005, ECON 2006)

Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM 2104, ESM 2204)

Students can locate information regarding requirements and support for computing through the College of Engineering and Virginia Tech below.

Virginia Tech provides support for students' well-being and health through several offices. Students are encouraged to review the resources below.

Office Services Contact
Cook Counseling Center
  • Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Psychotherapy
  • Study Skills
240 McComas Hall (Main)
107 East Eggleston (Satellite)
540-231-6557
Cranwell International Center
  • English Conversation Groups
  • Global Ambassador Program
  • International Street Fair
  • International Week
1015 Harper Hall
540-231-6527
international@vt.edu
Dean of Students
  • Class absence verification
  • Personal/family emergencies
  • Student conduct advising
109 East Eggleston Hall
540-231-3787
dean.students@vt.edu
Schiffert Health Center
  • Class absence verification (medical)
  • Medical Clinic
  • Nutrition Services
  • Pharmacy
  • Women's Clinic
McComas Hall
540-231-6444
Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Accomodations
  • Physical Access
  • Support Services
  • Temporary Injuries/Illnesses
310 Lavery Hall
540-231-3788
dean.students@vt.edu
Women's Center
  • Counseling and advocacy
  • Educational programming
  • Outreach
  • Violence against women awareness
  • Student engagement through volunteerism
206 Washington Street (off campus)
540-231-7806
Office Services Contact
Bursar's Office
  • Student Accounts
  • Tuition and Fees
150 Student Services Building
540-231-6277
bursar@vt.edu
Dining Services
  • Dining Centers
  • Dining Plans and Policies
  • Menus and Nutrition
151 New Hall West
540-231-3933
Housing & Residence Life
  • Housing Contracts
  • Living Learning Communities
  • Residence Halls
144 New Hall West
540-231-6205
housing@vt.edu
University Scholarships & Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid
  • Scholarships
  • Work Study
200 Student Services Building
540-231-5179
finaid@vt.edu

Choosing a college major can be a daunting process, and there are a lot of options. An important part of a student's journey through college is determining which major best fits their interests, skills, values, and career goals.

The majority of college students will change their major at least once, and many will change it more than once as interests, skills, values, and career goals may change.

The Department of Engineering Education and Virginia Tech Career and Professional Development recommend students follow the 4 Phase Plan to finding majors and careers. Additional details for each phase can be located below:

Using the options below, students are encouraged to assess their individual goals, values, strengths, weaknesses, and interests to begin to develop "clues" as to which major(s) and/or career(s) could be a could fit for them.

  • Free Online Self Assessment Tool: Woofound
  • Make an appointment with a Career Advisor in Career Services to complete a more in-depth assessment, such as MyPlan or Do What You Are

Using the below resources, students are encouraged to intentionally research and make a list of the top five majors they are interested in pursuing.

Once students have determined their top five majors, a vital next step is to review each major's website and look at course descriptions in the undergraduate catalog for majors of interest. 

After the initial information gathering, students are encouraged to follow the Major/Career Exploration Checklist, complete the tasks outlined to further evaluate their options, and make a final decision.

Important Reminder: Part of the evaluation phase is determining if you are eligible and/or competitive for your major of choice. Please review the restricted majors at Virginia Tech.

Students should also consider the resources below when evaluating their choice(s):

Once students have made their decision, it is important to take action to reach their goals.

  1. Network
    1. With Hokies
      1. LinkedIn (click Network, then Find Alumni)
    2. With Professionals
      1. LinkedIn
      2. CareerShift
  2. Attend Career Fairs
  3. Use Hokies4Hire
    1. View Job Listings under JOBS (do an advanced search)
    2. Make resume available to employers under ACCOUNT, MY DOCUMENTS
    3. Create a JOB SEARCH AGENT to receive notifications for job postings matching your preferences
  4. Search Location-Specific Opportunities
    1. Alumni Chapter Contacts
    2. CareerShift 
    3. GoinGlobal
  5. Visit Job Listings
    1. Career Specific
    2. Internships
    3. LinkedIn Student Jobs Portal
  6. See where graduates currently work
    1. Post-Graduation Report
    2. Co-op/Internship Program

Take advantage of all the services that the Virginia Tech Career and Professional Development has to offer to TAKE ACTION, including walk-in advising, resume reviews, mock interviews, and more. Visit www.career.vt.edu for more details.