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.
October 10, 2019
Whenever our career advisors meet with 1st Years, students often want to know if employers hire 1st Years as interns (and if not, how do other Engineers spend their summers). Let's review several summer programs designed specifically for 1st Years, along with additional ideas for how to spend your first summer as a UVA student.
October 02, 2019
Curious about the intersection of technology and policy? UVA’s Policy Internship Program (PIP) connects Engineering students with a 10-week summer internship in Washington, D.C.
Our team asked Engineering students Raeann Giannattasio and Soumya Chappidi, co-recruiting leads for PIP, to tell us more about this unique program!
September 25, 2019
Although most students understand that Handshake can be used to find job openings and events happening on Grounds, many students are unaware of the other resources that Handshake offers. From personality assessments to larger job offering databases, there are plenty of tools at students’ disposal within Handshake. To access these resources, log into your Handshake account, go to the “Career Center” tab, and select “Resources” from the drop-down menu.
September 18, 2019
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.
Meet Brendan Rogers, a 2017 Systems and Information Engineering grad who minored in Engineering Business and was actively involved with Days on the Lawn, INCOSE, U-Link, and First Year Players. After actively exploring consulting as a student, Brendan now works for a small consulting firm in New York City.
September 11, 2019
Many students spend hours preparing for and navigating the career fair...but what do you do AFTER the fair is over? It's time to follow up with company reps and take action.
September 04, 2019
Every year our team hosts several career fairs, beginning with the annual Engineering, Science, and Technology fair in September! Learn how to navigate any career fair like a pro with these 4 action steps.
August 28, 2019
Every year our team hosts several career fairs, beginning with the annual Engineering, Science, and Technology fair in September! Learn how to prep like a pro for any career fair with these 5 action steps.
August 21, 2019
Ever wondered what employers really think of your resume? You can find out every fall at Resume Marathon, an event designed to connect you directly with employer and alumni volunteers who offer personalized feedback on your resume!
December 12, 2018