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Our award-winning alumni magazines, Shafer Court Connections and Scarab, are available to all alumni. Read the current or archived issues, catch up on class notes and meet remarkable alumni making a difference.

The fall 2018 alumni magazines capture the creative ways nine alumni have put their degrees to work, looks at how higher education is preparing students for technical careers and explores VCU programs available to assist alumni looking to make a career switch. Check out these articles plus alumni profiles and class notes in the latest editions:

Bridging the gap - Universities look inward to create career and technical education programs designed to prepare students for today’s workforce and fill America’s skilled labor shortage.

What to do after VCU? - VCU experts weigh in with solutions to common career roadblocks, such as tips for how to break out of your comfort zone to advance in your profession.

New horizons - As more adults return to college midprofession to pursue their true passions, VCU is positioned to offer guidance and resources for a successful career switch.

Family traditionJess Judy (M.H.A.’77/HP) chose a different path from that of his father and grandfather, both doctors, but he didn’t stray far, proving the health care gene runs strong in the family.

Putting their degrees to work - These alumni might not fit the traditional image of their profession but they illustrate how they’ve used their knowledge and skills to find fulfilling career paths and make a mark in their fields.