The Virginia College Career Services team forms strategic partnerships with many of the nation's well–known employers and organizations in order to give students access to real–world work experience through program–specific externships and internships. Our students also have direct access to career opportunities within the strategic partner companies. When considering job candidates, these companies look for the knowledge, professionalism and networking skills that Virginia College strives to instill in each student.
Our strategic partners benefit from this relationship by having access to a steady and reliable pool of Virginia College graduates. Our partners' workforce needs change quickly, and Virginia College is responsive in providing qualified and motivated graduates, externs and interns to fill their positions.
These are some of our strategic partners. Click the logo to learn more about them.
With over 7,000 therapists, Aegis Therapies is one of the leading providers of contract rehabilitative therapy in the U.S. Aegis therapists currently provide quality therapy services in over 1,100 facilities across 39 states, and the company continues to grow.
Aegis Therapies draws on decades of experience providing physical, occupational and speech therapies. Our clinical programs and services, some unique to Aegis, have positioned us as one of the leading providers of therapy services in the rehabilitation industry.
We pride ourselves on having a skilled and trained work force. Our reputation and success have been achieved through the integrity, values, passion and commitment of our employees.
Allied Barton Security Services
AlliedBarton Security Services is the largest American-owned security officer services company. Established in 1957, AlliedBarton is a trusted leader with proven expertise in a number of markets including engineering, education, real estate, defense, finance, government, healthcare and more.
AlliedBarton has more than 55,000 employees and 120 regional and district offices located across the United States, protecting more than 3,300 customers. Customers include approximately 200 Fortune 500 companies. Regardless of size, however, each customer receives the same level of dedication and service excellence.
Among other honors, AlliedBarton was named in the G.I. Jobs Top 100 Military Friendly Employers list for 2012.
Ambient Healthcare, Inc.
Ambient Healthcare is a specialty pharmacy and infusion company serving the Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina markets. The company provides health therapy to patients in the home, medical center, physician office, skilled nursing facility or other healthcare site.
Ambient's patients benefit from a well–coordinated clinical team approach. A specially–trained and experienced pharmacist manages the home therapy from start to finish. Clinical professionals personally communicate with patients, physicians, nurses and family members to ensure that an appropriate treatment plan is executed.
Ambient pharmacies are accredited by either the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) or the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Both accrediting entities are nationally recognized leaders in setting standards for the home health industry.
For more information, visit www.ambienthealth.com.
Alabama Primary Health Care Association
The Alabama Primary Health Care Association (APHCA) is a non–profit, professional trade association whose mission is to strengthen and expand Alabama's community health center network through service, technology, partnerships, advocacy and education so that Alabamians have access to quality primary health care.
As the voice for Alabama's community health centers (CHCs)—which provide services to medically underserved and uninsured populations—APHCA is dedicated to the promotion of high–quality, family–oriented, culturally competent health care. APHCA represents the program, policy, and operational interests of more than 120 CHCs providing almost one million primary care visits to over 300,000 individuals across Alabama. These community health centers have an overall economic impact of $150 million and support 2,000 jobs.
BI–LO and Winn–Dixie
BI–LO and Winn–Dixie are now under the banner of BI–LO Holdings, and employ 63,000 team members who serve customers in 688 grocery stores and 493 in–store pharmacies throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
This union makes this the ninth-largest traditional supermarket chain in the United States.
BI–LO and Winn–Dixie are well–respected regional brands with deep heritages, strong neighborhood ties, proud histories of giving back, talented and loyal team members, and strong commitments to providing the best possible quality and value to customers.
Community Specialty Pharmacy Network
Community Specialty Pharmacy Network is the largest community specialty network in the country. The company offers a comprehensive cost–savings alternative to its partners: healthcare payors, pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesalers, GPO's, physicians and patients. In so doing, it delivers cost–effective biopharmaceuticals and programs that provide optimal patient outcomes.
CSPN's success is built on local trusted relationships with patients, physicians, and healthcare providers. The company's goal is to deliver excellent customer service that has a positive impact on its patient's lives.
CVS Caremark is the nation's second-largest chain of retail pharmacies with over 7,327 retail stores. It is also one of the country's largest Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM) providing access to a network of more than 65,000 pharmacies including its CVS/pharmacy® stores. CVS employs approximately 200,000 colleagues in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
The combined history of CVS Caremark and its business units is one of innovation and leadership. It began with the opening of its first retail store in 1963 and has continued ever since, with pioneering efforts in both the PBMs and health clinic industries.
CVS Caremark's capabilities include industry–leading clinical and health management programs, specialty pharmacy expertise, leadership in retail clinics, customer service excellence and a deep knowledge of the consumer gained through the more than five million people it serves each day.
DaVita Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end–stage renal disease.
DaVita strives to improve patients' quality of life by innovating clinical care and offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health–management services.
As of December 31, 2011, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 1,809 dialysis facilities in the United States, serving approximately 142,000 patients. DaVita supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world.
DaVita — which is Italian for "giving life" — has more than 41,000 employees around the nation working to provide superior patient care.
Elements Therapeutic Massage
Elements Therapeutic Massage is a growing national brand with 80 locations nationwide delivering over 400,000 massages annually. Their concept of pairing the amazing benefits of massage therapy with professional massage therapists, flexible scheduling, affordable prices and outstanding service creates a truly superior experience.
Elements Therapeutic Massage is committed to enhancing the well–being of their clients through relief from pain, release of tension and reduction of stress. To learn more, watch a video or read about our business philosophy.
As one of the nation's largest healthcare providers specializing in rehabilitation, HealthSouth's priority is to deliver high–quality patient care. Our team of experts has extensive experience in today's most advanced therapeutic methods and technologies. HealthSouth leads the way, consistently outperforming peers with a unique, intensive approach to rehabilitation, returning patients to full strength in less than average time. At HealthSouth we continually strive for excellence in all that we do, partnering with every patient to find a treatment plan that works for them.
HealthSouth takes a unique approach to rehabilitation:
- Specialization: Unlike skilled nursing homes, each HealthSouth hospital is dedicated full time to rehabilitation. All decisions and resources are focused on rehabilitation.
- Results–driven: Every minute of every day, the focus is on results. We work hard to get each patient strong, functional and as independent as possible.
- The team approach: Qualified and passionate rehabilitation experts work together to plan and execute quality treatment.
- Accreditation and certification: All HealthSouth hospitals are fully accredited. In addition, many HealthSouth hospitals have received special certifications for their excellence in service related to specific conditions.
- Continuum of care: HealthSouth helps patients transition from their current hospital to HealthSouth, and then helps them transition to more independent rehabilitation as they progress.
- A nationwide network: HealthSouth is one of the nation's rehabilitation leaders.
- Experienced leadership with a strong company mission.
- Leading–edge rehabilitation technology.
As a Fortune 500® company, Kelly Services® has evolved into a global workforce solutions leader, making employment connections for more than a half million people around the world every year.
Founded in 1946, the company's traditional expertise–office services, call center, light industrial and electronic assembly staffing–has expanded into successfully matching job seekers to opportunities in science, engineering, law, education, healthcare, IT and finance.
We seek to improve the quality of life for our employees, their families, their communities and society at large. We embrace the role we play and the value we contribute to society—whether ensuring equal opportunity to employment, promoting safer workplace conditions, advocating for healthcare reform or adhering to sustainable business practices.
Kmart, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a mass merchandising retailer that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands and labels such as Craftsman, Kenmore, DieHard, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Country Living.
There are over 1,300 Kmart stores with over 1,000 in-store pharmacies across 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Laboratory Corporation of America
LabCorp provides leading–edge medical laboratory tests and services through a national network of primary clinical laboratories and specialized Centers of Excellence.
Recognized for innovation, quality and customer convenience, LabCorp delivers timely and accurate results for improved patient care through a sophisticated laboratory network and more than 30,000 employees nationwide.
LabCorp performs more than one million tests on more than 370,000 specimens each day. The company is a pioneer in applying advances in medicine and science to laboratory testing, with more than 35 years of experience in serving physicians and their patients.
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under ticker symbol LH.
Massage Envy is a national leader of affordable massage and spa services. Nearly a decade ago, Massage Envy was launched to create a completely new category in the wellness industry. Their intention was to promote a healthy lifestyle through affordable massage and spa services.
Massage Envy Spa features healthy skin facials and additional spa services. Today, there are over 700 Massage Envy and Massage Envy Spa locations in the United States.
Maxim Health Information Services
Maxim Health Information Services is a leading national staffing company for the Health Information Management (HIM) field. HIM professionals with Maxim will find a wide range of rewarding job opportunities available on a full–time, part–time, contract, travel, and remote basis.
Among the HIM job areas available at Maxim Health Information Services, are:
- Health Information Analyst jobs
- Medical Coder jobs
- Remote Coder jobs
- Travel Coder jobs
- And other HIM jobs
Maxim Health Information Services is a division of Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc., which is one of the leading healthcare staffing providers nationwide. With over 20 years of experience staffing Medical Professionals in a multitude of settings and placements, MHIS has many exciting opportunities for qualified full–time, part–time, and contract inpatient and outpatient coders.
Maxim Staffing Solutions Allied Health
Maxim Staffing Solutions Allied Health serves the nation's hospitals, home health agencies and medical facilities with a full spectrum of healthcare staffing expertise.
Through a nationwide network of over 400 offices, Maxim strives to recruit and retain a large number of healthcare professionals to fill staffing requests quickly. Maxim also gives its clients the opportunity to select qualified professionals recruited from many leading medical facilities across the country.
The focus on customer service and quality care is what makes Maxim a preferred nationwide provider of homecare, staffing and wellness services.
Maxim Staffing Solutions Allied Health specializes in providing contract, per–diem, temp–to–perm, and direct hire Allied Health jobs including, but not limited to:
- Hospital Technician Jobs
- Imaging Jobs
- Medical Administration Jobs
- Occupational Therapy Jobs
- Pharmacy Jobs
- Respiratory Therapy Jobs
- Scientific/Laboratory Jobs
- Travel Allied Healthcare Jobs
Virginia College is proud of its strategic partnership with Piggly Wiggly of the Carolinas, which has 15 pharmacies in South Carolina. This company is an example of the more than 600 independently–owned and operated Piggly Wiggly stores in 17 states.
The corporate headquarters for Piggly Wiggly, LLC are in Keene, N.H. It issues Piggly Wiggly franchises to qualified independent grocery retailers. The company also provides retailers with services such as support, marketing programs and a line of promotional items.
Piggly Wiggly, LLC is an affiliate of C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., ranked as the 10th largest privately held company in the nation by Forbes magazine in 2010.
Founded in 1930, Publix Super Markets is the largest and fastest–growing employee–owned supermarket chain in the United States. Publix excels in community involvement, volunteerism and a commitment to their market areas and beyond. Publix's commitment to diversity has contributed to their success in being a great place to work and shop. Publix currently has more than 151,000 employees and 1,050 stores. They currently have 867 pharmacies.
Regis Corporation, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the beauty industry's global leader in beauty salons, hair restoration centers and cosmetology education. The Company owns, franchises or holds ownership interests in approximately 12,700 worldwide locations.
Regis' corporate and franchise locations operate under concepts such as Supercuts, Sassoon Salon, Regis Salons, MasterCuts and Hair Club for Men and Women.
SmartStyle Family Hair Salons, one of the fastest growing divisions of Regis Corporation, are located exclusively in Wal–Mart stores.
SmartStyle offers quick, convenient, no–appointment services at affordable prices. Unlike other no–appointment salons, SmartStyle offers a full range of services to meet the needs of everyone in the family. SmartStyle salons also offer a full line of affordable, professional hair care products.
For more information, visit www.smartstyle.com.
Sport Clips was established in 1993 and franchised in 1995 by Founder and CEO Gordon Logan. The company ranks in Entrepreneur Magazine's top 20 Fastest Growing Franchises and in the top 100 of the Franchise 500. Sport Clips has also appeared in the top 10 of Forbes' Top 20 Franchises to Start and in the top 50 of Dun & Bradstreet's AllBusiness.com 2012 AllBusiness AllStars.
As of February 2012, there are 861 locations nationwide. At Sport Clips, the mission is to "create a championship haircut experience for men and boys in an exciting sports–themed environment." The company offers quality male hair care services including the "MVP Experience" that includes a precision haircut, invigorating scalp massage with Tea Tree shampoo, a classic hot steamed towel treatment, and a relaxing neck and shoulder massage.
Target Corporation is the second–largest discount retailer in the United States, behind Wal–Mart.
Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Target operates nearly 1,770 stores in 49 states, including more than 250 SuperTarget® stores that offer an upscale grocery shopping experience. In addition to the photo processing centers, pharmacies and Target Cafes found in almost every Target, SuperTarget stores include in–store bakery, deli, meat and produce sections.
There are over 914 Target pharmacies nationwide.
Walgreens is the largest drug retailing chain in the U.S.
The company operates approximately 8,300 locations across all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Founded in Chicago in 1901, Walgreens is currently headquartered in the nearby suburb of Deerfield, Illinois.
Walgreens is taking steps to ensure the company's continued success in the face of a weakening economy. They are transforming into a more efficient and customer–focused company, both for drugstore customers and for patients and payers seeking quality pharmacy and health and wellness services that are accessible and affordable.
Walgreen CEO Gregory Wasson currently chairs the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), an organization of which Virginia College is an active member.