Mande Zierath Virginia Tech RLC Candidate

Welcome to Virginia Tech! This site will provide you with your personalized itinerary, contact information, and links to VT & Blacksburg information.

If you have any questions about travel, your schedule, or while on-campus please don't hesitate to reach out to Sam Harbison (540-577-9815) or another member of the RLC Search Committee.

Thursday, April 6th

  • Arrival to Roanoke Airport at 12:11pm, meet staff in baggage claim
  • Check In @ The Hilton Garden Inn. Your confirmation number is 3315908385. Click the link below for the address/Google maps.

Dress: business casual

  • 6:50pm: Meet staff in the Hilton hotel lobby
  • 7:00pm-9:00pm: Reception with HRL staff and partners (Drillfield room at The Inn at Virginia Tech)

Friday, April 7th

Dress: professional

HRL staff will guide you to each interview location. Additionally, there will be designated spaces for waiting/chatting and quiet candidate work space.

  • Breakfast on your own. You may eat downstairs in the hotel restaurant (charge to your room).
  • 8:40am: Meet HRL staff in the hotel lobby
  • 9:00am-9:25am: *Meeting with Katie Karpa, candidate liaison
  • 9:30am-9:55am: HR/Benefits Conversation with Curtis Dugar, Associate Director for Residence Life
  • 10:00am-10:50am:Interview with RL Assistant Directors
  • 11:00am-11:50am: Teaching experience with HRL Student Staff members
  • 12:00pm-1:20pm: Peer Lunch with a Residential Learning Coordinator (D2)
  • 1:30pm-2:20pm: Interview with RLC Search Committee
  • 2:30pm-2:55pm:¬†Conversation with Senior Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Frank Shushok
  • 3:00pm-3:25pm: Break
  • 3:30pm-4:20pm: Interview with Campus Partners
  • 4:30pm-5:20pm: Conversation with the Director of Residence Life, Dr. Eleanor Finger

*A candidate liaison is assigned to every candidate interviewing within the Division of Student Affairs. This liaison does not take part in the evaluation or selection of a candidate and they are completely separate from the search process. This is your time to ask any questions about the department, university, or local area that you might not otherwise feel comfortable asking in an interview.

Dress: business casual

  • 6:45pm: Meet HRL staff in hotel lobby
  • 7:00pm-9:00pm (at the latest): Dinner with HRL staff (see dinner options below)

Saturday, April 8th

Dress: casual

  • Breakfast on your own. You may eat downstairs in the hotel restaurant (charge to your room).
  • 8:30am: Meet HRL staff in hotel lobby
  • 8:30am-10:30am: Campus tour with HRL staff
  • 10:30am: Meet Sam Harbison back at hotel for any last questions/wrap-up
  • 3:50pm: Depart campus for flight to Charlotte

(Hotel Check-out time: before 11:00am)

Visit our RLC Search Website for more information!

Thank you for spending your time with us!

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