The fall recruiting season is almost here! And the Engineering Career Center is here to help you get ready!

Every morning the week of August 9th, we’ll send you an email on a different topic, including a relevant action step that’s short enough to complete THAT day.

You’ll also be able to 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 “Engineering Career Week”). Questions? Email hpalmer@virginia.edu.

 

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Zoom Link for all workshops: https://virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpcO2grTotEt1eFRTBl9v5WhzjzDXDZ8y4

Monday, August 9th

Let’s kick off Career Week with an intro to free career resources that you can review at your own pace, anytime, anywhere. In the morning, we’ll send an email with a quick, informative overview of everything you need to know – complete with ONE action step you can take before the end of the day.

Handshake 101 (and beyond)
12-1pm | Register Here
Want to get the most out of Handshake? In this live demo, we’ll cover how to maximize your Handshake account, including why you want to keep your profile up-to-date, job and internship application tips, how to access FREE resources (accessed only through Handshake), and more. We’ll be sure to cover all of the Handshake FAQs we hear from students!

Tuesday, August 10th

Today we’re focusing on application materials and job search correspondence. How do you get started? How do you improve and optimize existing documents? You’ll receive another email that shares the essentials for writing strong resumes and cover letters, post-interviews thank you emails, and communication with employers when you want to ask for more time to decide on an offer, accept an offer, or decline an offer.

Resume Workshop
12-1pm | Register Here
Crafting your resume is the first step in applying for a job or internship. Make sure yours is the best it can be! Hear our tips for making your resume stand out and catch the attention of recruiters.

Wednesday, August 11th

As we transition back to life in person, let’s dedicate a day to exploring how we can create, maintain, and deepen virtual relationships. In our third email, we’ll cover how to connect with alumni, peers you may not know, employers/recruiters – all virtually. We’ll highlight free resources, provide you with templates you can adapt for your own writing style and needs, and share why you’ll want to incorporate networking into your current search.

The Power of Networking
12-1pm | Register Here
Networking can seem intimidating but it doesn’t have to be. Hear tips and best practices for using LinkedIn and other networking platforms to make your job and internship as efficient as possible!

Thursday, August 12th

Let’s dive into how to boost your interviewing skills! In the daily email, we’ll discuss various methods of interviews (e.g., behavioral, case, technical), how you can prepare for them, and how you can specifically prep for two different styles of virtual interviews.

Behavioral Interviewing Practice with Accenture
12-1pm | Register Here
The behavioral interview is par for the job search course no matter what your major. We’ll help you think through how to answer all of those interview questions that start with “Tell me about a time when…” You’ll be a pro in no time!

Friday, August 13th

To wrap up Career Week, we’ll send an email that highlights job/internship/research search strategies BEYOND Handshake, UVA career fairs, and even LinkedIn. You won’t want to miss the job boards, conferences, organizations, and free resources we’ll share.

Crafting Your Elevator Pitch with CoStar
12-1pm | Register Here
Be ready to introduce yourself to employers at career fairs, information sessions or other networking events. A solid elevator pitch will get you off to a great start and make a great impression. Learn how to tell your story in a way that recruiters will remember.