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Whiplash seems a fitting word to describe the last two years. While the pandemic has been a source of massive disruption in all of our lives, it’s ripple effects have also accelerated the digital revolution. Virtual constraints have paved the way for new innovations and have made technology more central to the strategy of nearly every business. Industry leaders have been forced to reimagine the way work gets done and have been challenged to consider a complex web of questions and implications around productivity, collaboration, safety, and employee experience. 

As more and more companies deploy phased plans for return to work, we want to take a moment to acknowledge this unique moment in history. As we enter our sesquicentennial celebrations, we want to hear how Hokies across all industries are doing. Not only that, we want Hokies to be able to learn from one another and share advice, stories, wins, and lessons learned. That’s why we’re launching Hokies at Work.

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Latest alumni stories

Young alum Jordan Mercer says her favorite work from home hack is…"putting my phone in another room."
Alum Holly Lakel shared working from home full time "... I feel like I've accomplished something..."
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Mark Shapiro, '02

Senior Director of Software Engineering

"One of the hardest adjustments I've had to make is not being able to have impromptu quick, casual conversations with friends and co-workers about whatever."

Have you experienced a major shift in your work life over the past 24 months?

We want to learn how Hokie alums are tackling issues like self-care, building connection with their teammates, and staying focused when the boundaries between work and home life have become increasingly blurred. Sharing your story is easy. Fill out this survey for a chance to be a featured Hokies at Work alum!

All participants will receive Hokies at Work keyboard stickers, featured alumni will recieve a Hokies at work swag bag!

Workplace Giving

There’s a reason Hokie alums have a lifelong relationship with their alma mater. This place isn’t just a stepping stone. Or a memory. Or a line on a resume. Virginia Tech is home. It’s a springboard from which thousands of Hokies have gone on to shape the world and cross incredible life experiences off their bucket list. Giving back to the place that made it all possible is easier than ever when you leverage workplace giving.

Chances are, your company has a giving platform. In many cases, they will match your gift (doubling your impact). Find out if your company has a matching gift policy!