Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Work, Work, Work, Work, Work, Work: The Career Center

The Career Center is an amazing resource, whether you’re coming into UVA undecided
or know exactly what you want to do ~ they have convenient locations around grounds,
host events (including career fairs) throughout the year, and have dedicated advisors ready
with industry-specific advice.

The Career Center includes so much- from major exploration and finding a part-time job at
UVA to alumni mentoring and on-grounds interviews- that it’s hard to fit everything into a
single blog post. I’ll give an overview of different resources available, but be sure to check out
the website too: https://career.virginia.edu/

1515- the student center on the Corner, in the 2nd floor study
  • Great for 1st & 2nd-years: meet with a career counselor in a one-on-one session to clarify
career goals, develop an action plan, or enhance search strategies for internships or jobs.
  • Walk-in hours, no appointment needed!
Bryant Hall- the backside of Scott Stadium, located next to the athletic ticketing office
  • Appointments available to meet with a career counselor, or sign up for a Major Exploration
  • Also hosts on-grounds interviews, where employers come to UVA to hire hoos.
Clemons Library
  • The 2nd floor hosts office hours for different career clusters, where career counselors offer
tailored advice to your specific academic/career interest.

Career Clusters ~
  • Business
  • Creative Arts, Media, & Design
  • Education, Counseling, & Youth Development
  • Healthcare
  • Engineering, Science, & Technology
  • Public Service & Government

You can subscribe to any clusters’ email list, where you’ll receive personalized newsletters with
relevant positions at UVA, internships, and jobs!! There’s also specific resources for pre-health and

This is Carrie (left), one of the career counselors. Carrie is great, go talk to Carrie.

Major exploration: Career Exploration Workshops are of the best programs for first-years
(in addition to walk-in advising at 1515), where you can meet with a career counselors and other
students in a workshop setting. They meet for an hour, once a week for four weeks, and it’s a perfect
introduction to the Career Center.

Handshake: Handshake is a lot like LinkedIn, but has UVA-specific opportunities, including jobs
on-grounds and internships. Setting up an account is easy, and you can also register for different
events or schedule Career Center appointments.

The Hoos Guide is updated each year with plenty of helpful information; there are copies available
at each Career Center location, or check it out here:

I came into UVA undecided, and the Career Center’s been hugely helpful in choosing a major,
finding summer opportunities, polishing my resume, and finding mentors. Please check it out,
they’re amazing and are one of the best ways to connect with different aspects of the university.

As always, feel free to reach out with any questions!!

Maddie Sugg


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