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STEP Professional Development


Seminars will provide you with the opportunity to learn about the opportunities and resources available at Virginia Tech as well as what companies expect of entry level engineers. Guest speakers will come from career services, student organizations, various engineering departments, and industry.

STEP students at dinner

Academic Meetings

Weekly meetings with an academic coach are held to facilitate discussions about academic performance, adapting to the VT environment and courseload, and experiences as an engineering student.

Time Management

Learning to balance your activities and classes is key to your success. Adhering to STEP's intensive 5-week schedule will help you develop your own study schedule and tackle procrastination taking into account your personal characteristics.

Industry Workshops

STEP participants have the unique opportunity to attend leadership workshops developed by sponsoring companies. In prior years, General Motors, Deloitte, Lockheed Martin, General Electric, and Cummins Engines have facilitated these workshops.

Personal Development

Seminars from campus offices such as Cooke Counseling Center, the Women’s Center, VT SERVE, and others will assist you in growing your network of campus services to ensure you have all of the support you need to be successful.

Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity

215 Hancock Hall (0275), 490 Old Turner St., Blacksburg, Virginia, 24061
Phone: (540) 231-7411
Email CEED