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 Advising Hours are perfect for a quick 15 minute question or resume review:

1:30-3:00pm in Thornton A115

10-11:30am in Thornton A115

1-3:00pm in Rice 109

10-11:30am in Thornton A115

1:30-3:00pm in Thornton A115

 – 10-11:30am in Thornton A113 - Meet with Executive in Residence Bob Bremer for evaluating job offers, interviewing tips, and reviewing your resume and cover letter 
 – 1:30-3pm in Thornton D111 - Join us for casual career conversations in the Center for Diversity in Engineering (CDE) 

You can also schedule an advising appointment for a specific day and time! Use Handshake to schedule 30 or 45 minute appointments with a counselor. 


The UVA Career Center

Newcomb Hall 170, Mondays - Fridays
 – Learn about career related resources from 10am-1pm
 – Drop-In Advising Hours 1-5pm

1515 University Ave, Mondays - Fridays
 – Peer Advising from 10am-1pm
 – Coffee Chats with Career Counselors from 1-5pm

See listing of other office hours around Grounds.

For 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, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • 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 Quist

    Dana Quist

    Assistant Director

    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."

Hanbin Cho, BS Computer Engineering, 2016