a path to wherever you are going

Whether you’ve set your sights on a career or you’re just beginning your exploration, Randolph-Macon will help you tailor a plan to build your skills, expand your network, and try on your future self.

Hands-on learning–in the classroom and beyond–gives you the skills to make connections across disciplines and solve complex problems. Faculty, staff, and a connected network of alumni work together to help you prepare for the future. We’ll make sure you’re equipped not just for the next four years, but for life.

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    Ranked by the Princeton Review

A Personalized Roadmap for Success

Along the way, you’ll meet critical milestones to get you future ready.

Your academic advisor and the professionals at the Edge Career Center are here to guide you along a pathway to a successful career. A sample roadmap looks like this:

A diagram showing an example path an RMC student can take to prepare for their career

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learning tailored to your goals

You’ll try on your future self with academic opportunities that are tied to your goals. Internships help you test jobs that appeal to you and build your skills and resume. Undergraduate research lets you explore topics you’re passionate about, with the support of a faculty mentor. You’ll build the path, and we’ll guide and support you along the way.

career advising and support

The Edge Career Center helps you assess your career goals, and take those next steps to apply your education with confidence toward a job search. From crafting a personal narrative to practicing your networking, you’ll get practical, real-world support, like:

  • One-on-one career counseling
  • Graduate school application advising
  • Career and internship fairs
A RMC employee guides a student working on a laptop during a resume writing workshop in the Edge Career Center
Students listen to a presentation during Edge Boot Camp
The Edge Boot Camp is our signature two-day professional development event that immerses students in practical experiences. Mock interviews, workshops, an etiquette dinner, and networking reception all build competence, confidence and connection.
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The Edge Career Center and Josh Quinn helped me prepare for medical school interviews and enhance my networking skills. I was able to get connected with alumni like Dr. Thomas Hubbard and volunteer at the St. James the Less Free Clinic, gaining exposure and developing my love for family medicine while helping the community.

Dr. Kethelyne Beauvais ‘15

Combining the knowledge you gain in the classroom with the hands-on learning from real-world experiences is at the heart of the Randolph-Macon experience. RMC students complete internships–for both credit or pay–at a wide range of workplaces: Deloitte, the U.S. House of Representatives, NASA, the Science Museum of Virginia, Genworth Financial, Maymont…and so many more!

buzzworthy Stories of success

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Double Major, Single Passion

The unusual combination of studies in chemistry and history led Amanda Metell ‘17 to a career in intellectual property law.

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Princeton Review Names RMC One of Nation’s Best 389 Colleges

Randolph-Macon College remains one the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review.

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RMC Interns Experience Summer in New York at Richline Group

Jenna Shaughnessy ’24 and Sarah Wilsey ’24 were the latest in a decade-long line of Randolph-Macon students to complete internships at Richline Group.

Sarah Wilsey ‘24 and Jenna Shaughnessy ‘24 pose with Dave Meleski ‘81 at the Richline Group offices