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Read the Keystone Experience news story for tips on using GobblerConnect. Look for Keystone Happenings - events, programs, and opportunities specifically designed to explore the Aspirations for Student Learning. You’ll also find lots of others ways to explore all that Virginia Tech has to offer.

The Keystone Experience is built upon the Aspirations for Student Learning. The aspirations represent core values at Virginia Tech, and can be used as a tool to make the most of your time as a student.

Choose Your Own Adventure

Look for Keystone Happenings - events, programs, and opportunities specifically designed to explore the Aspirations for Student Learning.

Find a Happening in GobblerConnect that sounds right up your alley. Just search “Keystone” and look for an event with “Explore Keystone” or “Practice Keystone” in the title. If you’re up for a challenge, try to attend two Happenings per Aspiration.

Learn about the "My Involvement" transcript, which can be a great tool to track and remember your time at Virginia Tech.

Maximize Your Keystone Experience

Make a Commitment
Commit to explore Keystone, the Aspirations for Student Learning and yourself. The best way to predict the future is to create it!

Gain a Community
The Hokie Nation is a special place and the Keystone Experience will connect you with other students who also want to make the most of their time at Virginia Tech.

Celebrate Success
Hard work and success should be celebrated. Your participation and progress in the Keystone Experience will be celebrated during your time at Virginia Tech, from kickoffs to recognition during commencement.

Advance your Career
Your career and profession-of-choice will benefit from your involvement in the Keystone Experience.

Strengths

Take It - Discover your strengths.
Do you find yourself easily relating to people? Maybe you’re really good at making things happen? We all have strengths, and by using StrengthsQuest you can make the most of them.

Talk about it
Getting the most out of your report.
My strengths and how I use them.
Reflect on your strengths in your field guide.

Learn about Strengths at Virginia Tech.

Field Guide

Find it
You can download the field guide here. (PDF)

Use it
Take some time to yourself and write about your thoughts - what’s challenging you right now? Who gives you motivation to keep moving forward?
Reflect on and record key moments about your time at Virginia Tech in to explore the Keystone Experience.

The Keystone Experience
If you’re ready to explore new things and find out who you are and what you value, if you want to experience the exhilaration of working hard and reaching your goals, if you have a desire to positively change the world, then prepare yourself for the opportunity of a lifetime. The Virginia Tech Keystone Experience can be as rewarding as it is challenging, and it will change your perspective forever.

What is it?
The Keystone Experience provides a framework to record and reflect on your experiences during your time at Virginia Tech. As your understanding of the Aspirations for Student Learning comes to life, you’ll discover synergies and connections between learning inside and outside the classroom. Through participation, engagement, creation, and reflection, you'll create your own Keystone Experience — one that is self-directed, intentional, and well-documented. We provide the opportunities, tools, support, and encouragement that help you define your Keystone Experience.

Let the Keystone Experience help you unlock your potential.
To start creating your Keystone Experience, explore Keystone Happenings and other events around campus on GobblerConnect. GobblerConnect tracks and records your Keystone Experience as you discover your strengths and interests. Then, when you leave Virginia Tech, you’ll be able to take your Involvement Transcript — which lists all events you’ve attended and organizations you were part of — along with you to job interviews and utilize it for graduate school applications.

Create your own path!
Every club, event, and activity you pursue helps define your time at Virginia Tech. Learning doesn’t stop once you leave the classroom, and you are more than a GPA. You are curious, dedicated and devoted — you are learning more about yourself every day. Now is your time to explore!

Find Your Keystone Field Guide

Field Guide

You can download the field guide here. (PDF)


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