The survey helps the university understand what new graduates do after graduation and helps current students who are still working toward graduation see the diversity of pursuits and the opportunities around the world being afforded to new grads.
Olti Myrtaj says the decision to do undergraduate research was an easy one, in no small part because he enjoys asking questions and autonomously exploring problems. He has big plans to expand accessibility for those interested in physics and mathematics research.
This year’s Dennis Dean Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Conference, a day-long celebration of student research, offered students the opportunity to gain experience communicating their research or creative scholarship while engaging faculty and other students on an online platform.
Brittany Steffens knows some people might not see the immediate connection between her work with the Office of Academic Integrity and her future career as a physician, but her experiences have been foundational for her future.
Virginia Tech is participating in Global Advising Week to recognize academic advisors and staff who guide and mentor students and provide them with the critical services and support they need to be successful.
Astrid Meenan has advice for new Virginia Tech students: “Keep an open mind to opportunities. Don’t automatically think it’s not for you or that just ‘other people do that.' Virginia Tech opened so many opportunities for me.”
Through the University Libraries' DataBridge program, undergraduate students like Spicer learn the skills and knowledge they need to help faculty and students with their research data. It also prepares them for graduate school or successful careers in data professions.
The STEM Research Conference Commission is preparing to host the second annual Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Research Conference (MAURC), an event that showcases undergraduate research and serves as a networking opportunity for students.
Not just for artists – Virginia Tech’s visual arts and society minor makes artistic and creative exploration easily attainable for students of any major. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors are some of its biggest fans.
The Office of Undergraduate Research has announced three students who are recipients of experiential learning scholarships this fall: Stephanie Flear for the Jacklyn W. and William R. Jones Jr. Experiential Learning Scholarship, as well as Amber Abbott and Kyle Rega for the Dennis Dean Undergraduate Research Scholarship.
Keri Swaby moves to director of undergraduate research, Kara Latopolski to director of undergraduate academic integrity, and Rachel Kinzer Corell to communication manager for undergraduate academic programs.
One in five Virginia Tech graduates come to campus as transfer students. While their personal and professional goals vary as much as their majors and intended academic paths, they have in common the support they find and the community they build together as Hokies.