HireVA

 

What is Hire Virginia?  

A state-wide recruiting partnership designed to engage Virginia-based university students with employers in the Hampton Roads area. HireVirginia provides an opportunity for all students from the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Radford University, Old Dominion University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Norfolk State University, and James Madison to interview with employers from the Hampton Roads area.  The event includes a Career Fair and an Interview Day.

 

When is the Event?

Monday, November 5, 2018 (Interview Day in Norfolk and Career Fair) 9:00am - 5:00pm - Norfolk Waterside Marriott  (Travel and hotels will be offered on Nov. 4th – for more information on these offerings you must apply for jobs or internships in the system or register for the Career Fair in Handshake)

 

Where can I see which companies are participating in the event?

Companies and organizations are from a wide-array of industries.

  • For a list of companies currently registered for the fair: https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/6972/student_preview
  • For companies participating in the interview day: https://hirevirginia-csm.symplicity.com
    • To Log-in to this site: Your username is your UVA email (ex. abc2yz@virginia.edu) and your password has been preset to "GoCavs". Please use this combination to log on, but it is important to note that, jobs and internships are still being posted. Please continue to check-back
    • Online applications will be due on October 9, 2018 (11:59pm). More job and internship postings are added every day!
      • October 12th: Employers will begin notifying students of pre-selections for interviews (important note: if you’re not selected for interviews, you can still connect with employers during the Career Fair portion. Many employers hold extra interview slots to give out at the Career Fair)
      • October 13th: Pre-select candidates begin signing up for interview slots (9 a.m.)

 

What type of travel support is offered?

  • UVA will be coordinating a bus to Norfolk (Departs at 11am on Nov. 4th) and returns by 8pm on Nov 5th. Cost of the bus is $10 round-trip. Priority is for students who have applied to jobs and/registered for the Career Fair
  • Hotels – limited hotel rooms will also be available at $20/pp (Marriott Waterside in Norfolk)
  • *Students are also welcome to travel on their own

 

How can I register for the event?

There are a couple of ways . . .

  • Apply for a job or internship through the site:  https://hirevirginia-csm.symplicity.com
    • To Log-in to this site: Your username is your UVA email (ex. abc2yz@virginia.edu) and your password has been preset to "GoCavs". Please use this combination to log on, but it is important to note that, jobs and internships are still being posted. Please continue to check-back

What is happening on Sunday, Nov. 4th during the event?

  • When students arrive into Norfolk, there will be a variety of fun activities planned that are designed to acclimate students to the Norfolk area. There will be a fun reception on the top of the ICON Building, Local Food – free to students, events at the hotel, and a variety of other activities that showcase the vibrant culture of Norfolk.
  • A complete schedule of events will be advertised closer to the event date

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