October 07, 2020
Whenever our career advisors meet with 1st and 2nd Years, students often want to know if employers hire 1st and 2nd Years as interns (and if not, how do other Engineers spend their summers). Let's review several summer programs designed specifically for you, along with additional ideas for how to spend your summers.
September 30, 2020
When students think of a career advising office, they often think about internships and jobs, resumes and cover letters, interviewing, and networking. Did you know that our team also advises students interested in exploring and applying to grad school?
Along with our colleagues, we recently hosted a series of events to help you learn more about graduate school, whether you're a 2nd Year wondering if grad school is for you or a 4th Year who's currently working on applications.
Read a recap of each event and watch recordings if you missed the live events. When you're ready to meet with a career advisor to talk about grad school, select the "Applying to grad school" appointment option within Handshake.
September 24, 2020
We’re only a month into the fall semester, but we know many of you are already thinking about Summer 2021 internships.
Our career advising team is here to support you in your summer internship search. We also encourage students to explore the many ways you can gain experience during the academic year. From self-paced skill building courses, to short-term projects (a great way to try something out without a summer-long commitment), to remote internships – you can choose when and how you explore your interests outside of the classroom.
We’ll be sure to update this post with more opportunities as we learn of them.
September 16, 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 Ellie Kayton, a 2017 graduate with a major in Systems Engineering and minor in Engineering Business. NOTE: This interview was conducted pre-COVID.
September 10, 2020
Congratulations! You received a return offer from your summer internship. That’s fantastic news! Except that they want you to decide in just a couple of weeks if you’re going to take the offer or not and you are really interested in exploring other options. What to do?
August 20, 2020
There are several ways to stand out to an employer even if your GPA isn’t what you’d like it to be. I know it may seem like everyone at UVA has an awesome GPA, but I promise you, they don't. Lots of students go on to find fantastic jobs even when their GPA has taken a few knocks.
August 12, 2020
If you’re reading this, you likely want to draft your first resume or update an existing one. We have tips and resources to help you develop a strong resume as an Engineering student!
July 21, 2020
What percentage of students do you think find their jobs through Handshake? Based on the numbers reported by graduating students, 12% of students find their job through Handshake. So while Handshake is an excellent job search resource, there are other job search tools you need in your toolkit. Here are a few to get you started:
July 09, 2020
Interviewing can seem like an overwhelming process, especially when you're preparing for your first interview (or if it’s been a while since your last interview). In addition, the pandemic has led to an increase in video interviewing – according to this article, in March alone more than half of professionals in the U.S. changed their in-person meetings to either phone or video for health and safety reasons.
As we look ahead to the second half of 2020, we want to start preparing you for virtual interviewing, whether that be on platforms you’re familiar with like Google Hangouts or Zoom, or methods you might be less familiar with, like on-demand, pre-recorded interviews. We’re here to help you understand the process, develop your skills, and gain confidence.
June 16, 2020
This summer or fall, you may find yourself starting a new job remotely, working remotely on personal or summer projects, or other virtual activities.
I’ve been working remotely since March 16th, and I’ve picked up helpful tips and habits along the way that have made the transition from my office in Thornton A-wing to a makeshift desk in my living room a bit smoother.
If you find yourself working remotely, and especially if it’s the first time, review these essential tips on making it work from experts.