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Virginia Tech Athletics Career Network

Hokies hire Hokies is an opportunity for Hokie Alumni to stay connected to the current Student Athletes and Monogram Club members. The Hokies Hire Hokies mission is to create job opportunities for members of the Hokie family in a wide range of professions.

2016 Student-Athlete Career Jumpstart

The Virginia Tech Office of Student-Athlete Development held its annual Student-Athlete Career Jumpstart on Monday, Feb. 22. The event, held in Lane Stadium, was sponsored by Carilion Clinic, N.B. Handy, and Aflac.

“We want our student-athletes to get a lot out of this event,” Associate Athletics Director of Student-Athlete Development Reyna Gilbert-Lowry said. “Primarily the opportunity to interact with professionals in order to increase their network as well as their networking skills.”

The Career Jumpstart, an exclusive event for Virginia Tech junior and senior student-athletes, provided opportunities for the Hokies to enhance career development skills while providing professional organizations with the opportunity to interact with potential candidates for internships and employment opportunities.

“I wanted to attend Career Jumpstart to learn a little bit more about the recruiting process and interviewing when looking for a job after college,” said swimming & diving student-athlete Holly Harper. “It was really informative, learning about companies that you may have never dreamed you could work for as well as learning interview tactics.”

The evening consisted of an employer panel, career preparation round table and networking reception to help prepare Virginia Tech student-athletes for future career fairs and interviews. In addition to enhancing networking skills, student-athletes were able to have a professional headshot taken by Virginia Tech Athletics photographer Dave Knachel.

The evening culminated with a drawing where baseball's Jon Woodcock and women's basketball's Tara Nahodil each won a business suit provided by Carilion Clinic.

Sponsors included
N.B. Handy
Carilion Clinic (sponsored suit contest)

Representatives from the following organization were in attendance
Koh'ls Department Store
(former VT student-athlete)
N.B. Handy
Waffle House
Southern Teachers Agency
US Marines

First Bank and Trust Company
(former VT student-athlete)
Piper Companies

Mentoring Opportunities

Mentoring opportunities, allow for Hokie Alumni professionals to connect with current student athletes, to raise awareness of life skills, business etiquette, and professional development. This opportunity is not limited to the town of Blacksburg.

Please use the form below to contact Reyna Gilbert-Lowry for more information and to express your interest in this exciting initiative.

Career Jumpstart


Share Your Monogram Memories With Us!

In our constant effort to connect with Virginia Tech former student-athletes and honor their achievements, we'd like you to share why you're proud to be a Monogram winner and a member of the Monogram Club!

  • How earning a Monogram impacted your life.
  • Your fondest memories from your days at Virginia Tech
  • Stories of how you stay connected to your former teammates and fellow Monogram Club members
  • How have teammates, coaches, and others from Virginia Tech had a meaningful impact on your life both now and during your playing days?