Meet with us!

Come in to discuss major or career choices, resume and cover letter writing techniques, or internship and job search strategies. We also offer behavioral mock interviews and review the results of career assessments by appointment.

Engineering Career Development Center:

Drop-In Hours - perfect for a quick 15 minute question or resume review.

Mondays: 1:30-3pm in Thornton A115

Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 10-11:30am in Thornton A115

Thursdays: 1:30-3pm in Thornton A115

Scheduled Appointments - Use Handshake to schedule 30 or 45 minute appointments with a counselor. 


The UVA Career Center:

Newcomb Hall 170 Drop-In Hours -  Monday - Friday  10-1pm: Resource Hours and 1-5pm: Drop-In Hours

1515 University Ave -  10-1pm: Peer Advising and 1-5pm: Coffee Chats with Career Counselors

See listing of other office hours around grounds

Scheduled Appointments - Longer appointments with a UVA Career Center counselor - schedule through Handshake.

Our Team

  • Julia Lapan

    Julia Lapan


    Julia manages all facets of career development by providing strategic and tactical leadership and direction to the SEAS career development team. She also maintains and nurtures existing relationships, as well as develop new relationships, with a significant base of employers.

  • Frances McBride

    Frances McBride

    Associate Director and Career Coach

    Frances provides comprehensive career counseling and development services to undergraduate and graduate students. She also implements career education programs, consults with students on career search strategies, and conducts career assessments.

  • Heather Palmer

    Heather Palmer

    Assistant Director and Career Counselor

    Heather advises undergraduate and graduate students on career exploration, gaining experience, and decision making through individual coaching and small group workshops. In addition to advising, she manages our social media, web, and email marketing to students.

  • Peggy Reed

    Peggy Reed

    Employer Relations Manager

    Peggy is experienced in corporate human resource management, including employee communications on an international level. She also organizes & arranges employer events and visits, and increases employer and student interaction.

  • Amy Clobes

    Amy Clobes

    Assistant Director of Graduate Education

    Amy provides career and professional development services to master’s and doctoral students, including individual advising to students at all stages of the career planning process. She also leads career education programs and facilitates opportunities for professional skills development.

  • Reggie Leonard

    Reggie Leonard

    Associate Director for Career Connections and Community Engagement

    Reggie builds and stewards relationships with employers and creates opportunities to explore and prototype their careers. He also spends a significant amount of time cultivating connections between students, and communities of technical and scientific practice.  

"The career counselors have helped me to discover and take advantage of so many of the resources UVA has to offer. They've given me great advice on everything from networking with alumni, preparing for career fairs, practicing for interviews, and applying to jobs. Through their guidance my job application materials and soft skills necessary for a professional career have improved drastically."

Hanbin Cho, BS Computer Engineering, 2016