International Virginia Tech student shares challenges in U.S. job search
BLACKBURG, Va – With Virginia Tech winter commencement Friday, most graduates are already well into their post-grad job search, but one international student is facing more challenges than others. Jon Labatut left his home in France to study engineering at Virginia Tech in hopes of expanding his horizons. He wanted to stay in the United States after getting his degree establishing a life here, but after talking with other French engineers, he soon realized there would be a long list of challenges. “They told me that...companies are...freezing everything for now because they’re waiting to develop and they’re waiting to start large programs, and in the meantime, they can’t hire people,” Labatut said. He’s happy he got the chance to experience the United States and hopes to return in the future.
Virginia Tech police issuing safety tips after package thefts from residential halls across campus
BLACKBURG, Va. - A series of thefts are being reported on Virginia Tech's campus. The university said there's been an increase in reports of package thefts from various student residential halls across campus. All personal items in a residence hall room can become easy targets and an unlocked door can be an invitation to a thief. Students should consider having items sent to hub lockers or packaging and shipping centers located in Blacksburg to hold until they can take possession. It requires a little effort, but it provides extra security for their package," said university spokesman Mark Owczarski.