Connect with us 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
Our team is available for career advising through scheduled Zoom or phone appointments; no in-person appointments will be offered at this time. In addition, if you’ve indicated that you’re currently seeking opportunities through a recent survey, a counselor will reach out to you.
Schedule an appointment through Handshake. You can schedule appointments for the same day or a future date, Mondays-Thursdays from 1:00-4:00pm and Fridays from 10:00am-12:00pm.
To schedule through Handshake, under the Career Center menu select:
— Schedule a new appointment
— Center for Engineering Career Development
— Topic you’d like to discuss
Then, choose an upcoming date to see available appointments. A career advisor will send you a follow-up message with a Zoom link or phone number for the appointment.
UVA Career Center
ALL Engineering and Computer Science students are welcome to schedule a Zoom or phone appointment with our colleagues at the UVA Career Center through Handshake (select UVA Career Center - General Appointments at Bryant Hall under Appointments) or call 434-924-8900.
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.
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.
Assistant Director and Career Counselor
Heather advises undergraduate and graduate students on career exploration, internship/job search strategies, and decision making through individual coaching and small group workshops. In addition to advising, she manages our email marketing to students, website, and social media presence. Heather also serves on the University-wide Global Careers Committee, is a first-generation UVA alumna, and took a career break to live in Australia for a year.
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.
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.
Myra Khan Blanchard
Myra Khan Blanchard
Assistant Director and Career Coach
Myra provides career counseling to students interested in data and analytics careers. In addition to working with students one-on-one, she also facilitates various career development workshops on topics ranging from networking to negotiation.
Dana counsels engineering students on all job and internship search related topics. She is the primary contact for BS and BA students majoring in computer science and helps organize events and programs with a technology emphasis including alumni talks and panels, technical interviewing skills, and employer events. When she’s not working with students, Dana spends time on her Etsy shop side hustle, listening to podcasts, trail running and hanging out with her husband and two teenagers.
"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."