The PLACE

students at internships, career fair and campus job

The PLACE is the on-campus center dedicated to helping students find their place through Purpose, Life And Career Exploration. Students can learn more and begin exploring their next steps and receive career support throughout all their entire experience at Roanoke College.

What The PLACE has for You:

One-on-One Advising - counseling to help you pursue purpose on campus and in life beyond.

Connections - access to current jobs, internships and meaningful experiences.

Alumni Access - networking opportunities with RC Grads for mentorships and career connections.

Document Development - guidance drafting a wide variety of professional documents.

Continuing Education - assistance searching for and applying to graduate school, licensure programs or specialized training.

Professional Coaching - support to help student define and execute personal and professional career goals while further developing general employability skills.

Experiences - assistance finding on-campus employment opportunities to help students gain valuable work skills and confidence; while becoming an important part of their campus community.

Roanoke College has partnered with Handshake, the leading career site for college student connections to full and part-time careers, internships, graduate school events and on campus employment! Students should take time to develop their Handshake profile, upload their professional documents and explore resources the career center has available through the application. The PLACE offers appointments over the phone, through Zoom, and in-person throughout each semester. 

Start discovering all The Place has to offer by using your Roanoke College Username and Password to log into Handshake.

Get Started!

Instructions on how to schedule an appointment in Handshake are available here.


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Physical Address:  Fowler Alumni House, 202 High St., Salem, VA  
Mailing Address:  Office of Career Services, 221 College Lane, Salem, VA 24153
Phone:  (540) 375-2303
Fax: (540) 375-2092
careers@roanoke.edu