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New Communicator Toolkit

Welcome to Virginia Tech! You are part of a talented group of communications professionals who work throughout the commonwealth at our campuses and are vital to telling the story of the university. This toolkit can help you use existing resources around campus and get you started on the right track. This is not an exhaustive onboarding document, but it can help you connect with the people who can support and assist you in your new role.

Connect with other communications staff members

We recommend finding a point-of-contact within central Communications and Marketing and across campus who can help answer questions and be your liaison while you’re getting your bearings.

Familiarize yourself with our resources

We provide a number of resources that can help you perform your role effectively. A good place to start is to review policies and guidelines relevant to professional university communications and the how-tos and FAQs page for instructional information.

Stay up to date on campus news

As Virginia Tech employees, you are automatically subscribed to the Virginia Tech Daily email, which you receive in your inbox every morning that the university is open. The content in this email is published on Virginia Tech News, and you can find all the news-of-record of the university on that website. Communications and Marketing and your fellow campus communicators are your partners and collaborators in telling the story of Virginia Tech from your viewpoint on campus, so stay in touch by attending regular communications and content meetings.

Get to know Virginia Tech

One of the best ways to get up-to-speed in your new role is to immerse yourself in the traditions, history, and culture at Virginia Tech. Take time to learn what it means to be a Hokie and how we fit in the global society. Having this knowledge base can help you as you get to know your area of campus more deeply.