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Alumni Career Coaches

Virginia Tech alumni briefly share their advice for Hokies looking for career opportunities. 

 

    Sharmin Banu

Sharmin Banu

Career Advancement Coach, Green Leaf Coaching

    Ed Cannon

Ed Cannon

Fellow Engineer,
Northrop-Grumman

    Michele Coleman

Michele Coleman

Founder and CEO, Attachment Healing Center, a Division of 
Inner Guidance, LC

    Kiel Dolence

Kiel Dolence

Program Consultant, CLEAResult

    Robert Gerling

Robert Gerling

President, 
BGR Construction, In

 Mike Lesher

Executive Director - Product Management, AT&T

    JT Norris

JT Norris

Assistant Professor, University of the 
Incarnate Word

    Percy Ricketts

Percy Ricketts

Psychotherapist, Counseling & Empowerment Consulting Group

    Michael Rihani

Michael Rihani

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Koofers

    Erica Santana

Erica Santana

Biologist/Writer,
Untamed Science

 Melissa Smarr

Code Specialist III, Fairfax County Government

    Janice Witt Smith

Janice Witt Smith

Consultant, J.W. Smith and Associates, LLC

    Barry Spigel

Barry Spigel

Information Technology Specialist, US Army Installation Management Command

    Ashleigh Waddle

Ashleigh Waddle

Account Executive,
Virginia Tech IMG 
Sports Marketing

 

    Michael J. Watts, D.V.M.

Michael J. Watts

Veterinarian/
Practice Owner,Clevengers Corner Veterinary Care

 

 

Career Coach Podcasts

    Eric Long

Eric Long, financial advisor, Edward Jones

Listen to Eric’s advice (7:13 MP3)

Eric has been a financial advisor for Edward Jones since 1983. Eric received his BA degree from Virginia Tech in 1980 in History and his MA in 1982, and also possesses CFP & AAMS professional designations.

    Mark Whitehouse

Mark Whitehouse, owner, Whitehouse Blakely

Listen to Mark’s advice (7:23 MP3)

Mark graduated from Virginia Tech in 1980 with a degree in Marketing Management. He started his own firm, Whitehouse Insurance & Financial Services, which he later merged with Blakely Capital Management to form Whitehouse Blakely. 

    Curtis Mabry

Curtis Mabry, director of staffing and recruiting at Virginia Tech

Listen to Curtis' advice (8:01 MP3)

Curtis graduated from Virginia Tech in 1989 with a degree in Business Management. He returned to Virginia Tech in 2001 and joined the Human Resources team.

    Chris Young

Chris Young 

Listen to Chris' advice (11:07 MP3)

Chris began his career in the mortgage industry in 1990 after graduating from Virginia Tech with degrees in Marketing and Business Management. He has worked in mortgage planning management and marketing capacities, as well as co-owned his own certified mortgage planning company. 

 

Alumni Career Webinars

Virginia Tech alumni provide their insights on the job market and offer helpful advice for Hokies looking for career opportunities.

    Doug Domenech

Careers in Natural Resources

Special Session with Doug Domenech, Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources

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    Hal Irvin

Jobs at Virginia Tech and Advice on Landing Your Next Job

Hal Irvin, Virginia Tech Associate Vice President for Human Resources

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    Robin Camputaro

How the Virginia Tech MBA Program Can Help You Navigate a Career Change and Enhance Your Career

Robin Camputaro

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    Debbie Petrine

Healthcare Industry Career Chat

Speaker: Debbie Petrine, Founder, CCR, Inc.

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Careers in the Federal Government with Kathryn Troutman

Resume Place

Direct link to Kathryn’s books

The Federal Jobs board

Free webinars offered by Kathryn

Key Financial Considerations and Issues for Alumni Changing Careers or Seeking a Job

Justin Martin, Associate Financial Advisor, Suart Daniel-Ameriprise Financial

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Business Networking and Presenting a Positive Image

Kurt Krause, General Manager, The National Convention Center, Lansdowne, VA

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Helpful Hints for Job Seeking Hokies

Donna Ratcliffe, Director Virginia Tech Career Services

Gwen Harrington, Asst Director of Alumni Relations

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