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At the Myers-Lawson School of Construction, we are committed to building future leaders in the field of construction. Whether you're a student mapping out your career path, an industry professional looking for budding talents, or a passionate professional wanting to join our team, you've come to the right place.

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For Students

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Our dedicated advisors are here to help you navigate your career journey. Reach out to your advisor to talk through your goals and ensure you're on track for future success.

Myers-Lawson holds two Construction Industry Career Fairs each year. A wide range of companies in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries attend, from residential through commercial, industrial, highway, land development, and specialty contractors, as well as civil engineering design firms. All students interested in working in these areas are invited attend the fair. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Find your next opportunity via job opportunities submitted by employers looking to hire Virginia Tech graduates. Explore these job opportunities on Handshake, a platform provided by Virginia Tech Career and Professional Development that connects students with jobs, internships, advising appointments, and more.

Many of our international students have found it challenging to get internships, since companies often think it's harder than it actually is. There's a lot of paperwork, to be sure, but not for the employer, as most of it is done at Virginia Tech.

Fortunately, it's not a difficult process for students to gain permission to work within the United States. International students on non-immigrant F-1 and J-1 student visas can work under certain conditions.

Here are a few answers to common employer questions about this topic:

  • Do international students need special work authorization before a company within the United States may hire them?
    • No. Students only need to gain this permission upon actually beginning employment. It is not required of a student to have permission before they are offered a position.
  • Is the employer required to fill out much paperwork?
    • No. All paperwork is completed by the students, the school, and the INS.
  • What duration of time may students work within the United States with their visa?
    • Students are able to complete curricular practical training before completing their studies in addition to twelve months of optional practical training before or after graduation or a combination of the two.

For Industry Professionals

The Handshake Job Board is dedicated to providing a fair and accessible platform for companies to share information about job opportunities. This platform benefits not only our current students but also our alumni who are already making waves in the Industry.

Handshake is a comprehensive resource where companies can post job and internship opportunities, access resumes, host information sessions, schedule interviews, and much more. It's not just limited to students; seasoned professionals in the Industry often visit Handshake in search of new opportunities.

By posting to Handshake, your listings gain increased visibility, reaching a broad audience of potential applicants from current students to experienced industry professionals. Join us on Handshake today and help us build the future of the construction industry.

Connect with our talented students for career employment, internships, and co-op opportunitiesn during our twice-annual, highly-anticipated Career Fairs. Register for the fair, join our mailing list, and find opportunities for sponsorship on our Career Fair page.

Can't make it to the fair? Find information on presenting information sessions on our campus and secure your chance to meet with our bright students, or purchase our resume books.

We value the insight of our industry network and want to find other opportunities to work together. Explore these opportunities for involvement with our school.

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Careers at Myers-Lawson School of Construction

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Join our dynamic team and contribute to shaping the future of construction education. Experience a collaborative work environment, attractive benefits, and the opportunity to inspire future construction leaders. View current job openings with Myers-Lawson via the Virginia Tech Careers portal.


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