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.
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:
- Interview one-on-one with a SkilledInc Mentor that has industry experience,
- Receive performance-based feedback from your interviewer,
- And obtain the necessary resources needed to succeed in job screening and searching.
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.
February 11, 2021
There are two features that Handshake has added in the last year that might be helpful in your job or internship search. “Q&A” and “Students”
February 08, 2021
Spring Job & Internship Fair - Week 1
With nearly 70 different employers attending the first week of the Spring Job & Internship Fair, it can be easy to miss some great, but lesser-known opportunities.
January 27, 2021
What’s worse than hearing “Thanks for applying but we’ve decided to go with another candidate”?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 11, 2020
Picking a major is a no-brainer for some students. But for many 1st years, deciding on a major is a gut-wrenching decision. We’ve put together some resources to help you make a good, well-thought out decision. And of course, you can always make an appointment with our office to discuss your options.
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.
October 21, 2020
In our Alumni Spotlight series, we ask alumni to tell us about their careers and how their UVA experiences prepared them for life after the Lawn. This month, let's meet Chloe Rento, a 2017 graduate with a major in Chemical Engineering and minor in Civil and Environmental Engineering. NOTE: This interview was conducted pre-COVID.