Center for Engineering Career Development Blog

We prepare our students to make smart, strategic career decisions throughout their professional lives. Through professional advising and counseling, students can build their understanding of job search and career self-management processes, identify their strengths and interests, and connect with prospective employers so they gain confidence and competence as they plan for their future.


    Great Ways to Spend Your Summer

    March 30, 2021

    We probably all need a soul cleansing break this summer and we hope your first priority is your mental and physical health! We also want to help relieve the stress of worrying about what to do over the summer so we’ve put together a guide with info on the many different ways you can spend your summer and have something for your resume too. 


    Technical Interviewing Practice with SkilledInc.com

    March 03, 2021

    A review by 4th year CS major, Andrew Ni

    After recently being introduced with SkilledInc.com by UVA’s Career Center, I set out to learn more about the service.  The process seemed simple enough:

    1. Interview one-on-one with a SkilledInc Mentor that has industry experience,
    2. Receive performance-based feedback from your interviewer,
    3. And obtain the necessary resources needed to succeed in job screening and searching.

    Explore careers with the Spring Engineering Externship program

    February 25, 2021

    Ever wish you could spend time with a company you're interested in – even if just a few hours – to learn what working there is really like? 

    You can through an EXternship!

    Externships are short-term opportunities that allow you to gain insight into a career of interest. At a company of interest you might meet various employees in the organization, go on an office tour, participate in a hands-on activity, and/or sit in on team meetings. 





    Career Week Jan. 25-29: Design your own schedule of events

    January 14, 2021

    We’ve heard from many Engineering and CS students who want to use their time off in January to work on career development, whether that’s teaching themselves a new skill, working on personal projects, or working on their job/internship search. With that in mind, we’ve designed Spring Career Week, 5 days of career tips and advice sent straight to your inbox PLUS virtual workshops hosted by alumni, recruiters, and career advising pros.

    Every morning the week of January 25th, we’ll send you an email on a different topic, including a relevant action step that’s short enough to complete THAT day.

    From there, design your own Career Week schedule by selecting one or more virtual sessions to attend! You’ll find event descriptions and links below, as well as within Handshake (just search Events for “Career Week”). Questions? Email hpalmer@virginia.edu.



    Global Week at UVA: Engineers share stories of global experiences

    October 22, 2020

    The annual Global Week at UVA kicks off today! Global Week offers you an opportunity to explore global internships, international career paths, and programs to help you study, research, and go abroad. There are even opportunities to explore global experiences virtually.

    To celebrate Global Week within Engineering and Computer Science, we asked two current students and two alumni to tell us about their global experiences. Read on to learn about the adventures of Hanbin, Gabby, George, and Senthil. Then, learn how you can share your story.