Workshops and Special Programs


Following is a schedule of workshops open to all students.  Select the session you would like to attend, and stop by Career Services, call 375-2303 or e-mail ( to reserve your space. Although prior registration is preferred, unless noted, walk-ins are always welcome. Students should always feel welcome to bring food if workshops are scheduled at meal times.

Oct. 15 6-8pm DC Career Night** MUST be registered to attend
Oct. 16 6-8pm Richmond Career Night** MUST be registered to attend
Oct. 24 5-6pm Public Affairs Dept. Internship Workshop* Library Collaboration Space; serving pizza, please register by noon Oct 23.
Oct. 29 11:45am-1pm Business Administration & Economics Dept Internship Information Session* West 117; serving pizza, please register by noon Oct 28
Nov. 5 11:45am-1:00pm Student Teacher II (for Spring 2020) Workshop Bast 216
Dec 16 6-8pm New York Career Night** NYC; Register by Oct 21
Dec 17 6-8pm Boston Career Night** Boston; Register by Oct 21
Jan 6 6-8pm Atlanta Career Night** Atlanta; Register by Oct 21
Jan 7 6-8pm Charlotte Career Night** Charlotte; Register by Oct 21

1Fee required for this workshop:  $4 for meal-plan students; $10 for non-meal-plan students.  Must be paid no later than Friday, September 27 in Career Services. 

*Pizza being served, please register by date and time indicated.  Bring your own beverage.

**MUST be registered to attend these events. 

Please pre-register through Career Services, so we can communicate further details with you a few days before each workshop.  Call 540-375-2303, or email

Most of the topics previously covered by Career Services through workshops are now presented through targeted group and class presentations. All of these topics are also available in short instructional videos at this link: We are happy to present topics to groups or classes upon request. Contact Career Services.



Roanoke College Career Nights

What are Career Nights, and Why Should I Attend? Career Nights are programs scheduled for some of our alumni chapter cities, based on interest as indicated by students. They are held at times when students are not in classes on campus, such as Fall Break and Semester Break. These events are excellent networking opportunities for summer, part-time, and/or full-time jobs and for internships. The question we attempt to answer with the Career Night programs is "If I want to live and work in (city), what can I realistically expect?"

How Does a Career Night Work? We ask that students and graduates register for the various Career Nights by specified deadlines. The Director of Career Services then works directly alumni in each chapter to put together the program based on student needs. We attempt to find alumni, parents, or other individuals closely connected to the occupational interests of the students who plan to attend in each city, though we cannot guarantee a direct match. The program consists of a panel presentation and question-and-answer period regarding employment in that city in general. Panelists are then available on an individual basis to talk with the students about specific needs and interests. Many times the panelists become mentors for the students for the remainder of their college years.

What Do You Have To Do To Attend a Career Night? Complete the registration form for the programs you wish to attend.  All students attending these programs are strongly encouraged to submit resumes in preparation for this event. A minimum of five students must be pre-registered for a location before a program will be planned. Click here for further information about how Career Nights work, AND to register.  Students may still register for Fall Break programs, but need to do so right away!  Deadline to register for Semester Break Career Nights is Monday, October 21.  

When Are the Career Nights? Career Nights are usually planned during class breaks, such as Fall and Semester Breaks, when students are able to travel to various locations. Each program meets 6-8pm at a location in the alumni chapter city area. The schedule for 2019-2020 follows:
Program Date Time
Washington, DC Tuesday, October 15 6-8pm
Richmond, VA Wednesday, October 16 6-8pm
New York, NY Monday, December 16 6-8pm
Boston, MA Tuesday, December 17 6-8pm
Atlanta, GA Monday, January 6, 2020 6-8pm
Charlotte, NC Tuesday, January 7, 2020 6-8pm

Students and graduates may attend any or all of the Career Nights. They will be held 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The specific location for each will be included in the packet of information given to all registrants. Travel arrangements and costs are the responsibility of each student. Please call Ms. Toni McLawhorn, Director of Career Services, at 540-375-2303, or e-mail her at if you have any questions or wish to participate. (She would also welcome calls from those who might like to serve on a Career Nights panel!)

*NOTE: A minimum of five students must be pre-registered for a location before a program will be planned.  Recent graduates seeking networking opportunities in these locations are encouraged to register as well.


Experience 2020:  Details TBA

If you have questions on any of the workshops or programs listed above, contact the Office of Career Services at 540-375-2303.

This page is maintained by: Toni McLawhorn,Director of Career Services,

Last Updated: 10/8/19