The failure to train graduate students for non-academic careers has been the subject of much discussion in professional and popular publications. BME Going Pro is our program's answer. The program has three components: an Industry Internship, Mentoring, and Professional Development Course.
Each summer, UVA BME graduate students organize the Student Summer Seminar Series ("4S"), a weekly seminar that provides an opportunity for graduate students and post-docs to share their research in a low-pressure setting.
UVA's Tomorrow’s Professor Today (TPT) is a professional development program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Designed to facilitate the transition from student to academic professional, the program focuses on improving preparedness in three key areas—teaching, professional development, and adjustment to a university career.
UVA Engineering's graduate professional and career development program takes advantage of the expertise across our comprehensive University community, including the Darden School of Business, the School of Medicine and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.
The mission of the Center for Engineering Career Development is to help engineering students achieve their highest aspirations and become the next generation of global engineering leaders. We prepare our students to make smart, strategic career decisions throughout their professional lives. We provide professional advising and counseling aimed at building their understanding of job search and career self-management processes. We help students identify their strengths and interests so they gain confidence and competence as they plan for their future. We also help connect them with prospective employers Our services are available to engineering students at all academic levels.