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Award for Excellence in Career Advising

Description of Award

The Award for Excellence in Career Advising is given annually to recognize an individual who serves undergraduate advisees in exemplary ways. Sponsored by Career and Professional Development, the Award was established in 1989 to recognize the value of career advising at Virginia Tech. The Award includes a $1,000 cash prize and a framed certificate.

Eligibility and Criteria for Selection

Please consider the following when making a nomination:

  • Nominees must be Virginia Tech faculty or staff members (external to Career and Professional Development) who provide career advising to undergraduate students at Virginia Tech.
  • Personal characteristics such as creativity, communication skills, concern for students, and enthusiasm as they pertain to the role of career advisor.
  • The development of innovative career advising resources and outreach programs for the academic department or other undergraduate student population with whom the advisor works.
  • Although Individuals may also serve as academic advisors, this award is to acknowledge their career advising accomplishments and contributions

Successful candidates will have a demonstrated record of advising excellence. Each candidate must furnish a personal, written statement about their involvement with career advising

General Procedures for Nominations

  • Faculty, Staff, administrators, or students will nominate individuals for the Award.
  • To encourage participation by advisees, students need only to provide a nomination to put someone into consideration.
  • After an advisor is nominated, the appropriate department or unit will be notified; and the nominee’s supervisor will be encouraged to oversee submission of a dossier.