Wayne Moore, associate professor of political science and university pre-law advisor in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been presented the Award for Excellence in Career Advising for 2006-2007 by Career Services.

The honor was presented at Career Services’ annual departmental career advisors luncheon Sept. 5, by Mark McNamee, university provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Moore, along with international studies program advisor Rachel Saville, advises pre-law students, prospective students and alumni interested in pursuing a legal career. They provide information on legal careers, law schools, the law school admissions process, how to prepare, what courses to take and when and where to apply.

Moore is also the faculty advisor for Virginia Tech’s pre-law chapter of Phi Alpha Delta, the international legal society. General information and advice on pre-law studies at Virginia Tech is available online.

Moore received his bachelor’s degree and law degree from the University of Virginia. He received a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Princeton University.

Winners of the Award for Excellence in Career Advising are nominated by their peers. Candidates submit a nomination packet with supporting information, testimonials, and correspondence from colleagues, students, and alumni. A selection committee decides which nominated candidate is most deserving of recognition.

In addition to pre-professional school advisors (pre-law, pre-medical/dental, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy and pre-veterinary), there are departmental career advisors for each academic department at Virginia Tech. The departmental career advisors provide a range of services for students of all majors who are exploring their options, while serving as liaisons between their academic departments and Career Services.

Along with the pre-professional school advisors, departmental career advisors and other academic advisors throughout the university, Career Services provides a comprehensive set of programs for Virginia Tech students and recent graduates, including career fairs, job and co-op/internship listings, mock interviews, resume advice, alumni networking programs, and many other opportunities to help students find careers and gain experience.

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech is the most comprehensive university in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is among the top research universities in the nation. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to quality, innovation, and results through teaching, research, and outreach activities. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 180 academic degree programs.

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