Career Development

Hoo's Tech Interviews: Coding Interviews

Tyler Macaluso – September 14th, 2017

Have a technical interview coming up and have no idea what to expect? Want to learn how to gain a competitive edge in the interview process over other applicants?

This is the second publication of a multi-part series on Tech Interviews for Hoo's. Each publication will include different types of tech interviews you might be exposed to, a general overview of how each kind of interviews work, and tips and techniques on the actions you should take during the interview to help you ace the interview and continue on with the rest of the hiring process.

Google Google Everything

Tyler Macaluso – September 8th, 2017

Are you interested in pursuing a career in a career in software development, data management, or web development? Have a tech interview coming up and don't know how to prepare for it or what to expect from a technical interview? Want to learn more about the diverse possibilities and paths within STEM fields and other related sectors?

Google will be hosting events at UVA to that will provide information to all of the questions above and more! These events include

 

Cville Open Data Bootcamp

Christie Julien – September 8th, 2017

This summer, Charlottesville has launched an Open Data Portal, allowing anyone to easily access data published by the city government. On Friday September 22, SmartCville, the Data Science Institute, and the City of Charlottesville will be hosting Cville Open Data Bootcamp, where we will introduce our new open data portal for Charlottesville. If you are interested in working on local government challenges with the help of data, please sign up at this link.

Have lunch with Pfizer Consumer Healthcare!

Hannah Guffey – August 30th, 2017

Are you interested in activities such as research and development? Would you like to network with one of the biggest healthcare companies in the world? Join Pfizer Consumer Healthcare (PCH) as they host an upcoming luncheon event that's open to all UVA students! PCH is a manufacturer and marketer of the global market’s leading non-prescription medicine, such as Centrum (#1 multivitamin), Caltrate (#1 calcium supplement), and Advil (#1 ibuprofen analgesic brand).

Fall 2017 Career Exploration Workshops (CEWs)

Jasmine Jackson – August 23rd, 2017

How do I choose a major? How do I know that a major is right for me? How do I figure out what my interests and skills are?  How should I begin exploring career possibilities?

If you've ever caught yourself wondering these things, or are curious about these questions, then you might consider joining a Career Exploration Workshop. Career Exploration Workshops (or CEWs) are small 10 - 12 student workshops that meet once a week for four weeks. In a CEW, you will:

5 things I Would Tell My Freshman Self

Christie Julien – August 20th, 2017

Hey Girl,

It’s me. Actually, it’s you. If you’re reading this, then you’re me in my freshman year of college. You’re bubbling with excitement and overwhelmed by anxiety. First piece of advice: breathe. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to fixate on whether or not you nailed that biology test that you had no interest in taking anyway. So, here is my high school graduation gift to you: a few tips, guaranteed to save you some time and tears.

FOCUS 2

FOCUS 2 Career is an online assessment tool designed for you to complete a number of self-assessments and independently explore related academic majors and occupations. There are five self-assessments you can complete that provide you with personal insight related to your: work and leisure interests, values, skills, and personality characteristics. Your assessment results are matched to occupations and supporting majors at the University of Virginia that you can research and determine if you're interested in exploring these options further.

Career Exploration Workshops

How do I choose a major? How do I know that a major is right for me? How do I figure out what my interests and skills are?  How should I begin exploring career possibilities?

These are some of the kinds of questions that Career Counselors will often receive from First and Second Year students during a Career Counseling appointment.  If you've ever caught yourself wondering these things, or are curious about these questions, then you might consider joining a Career Exploration Workshop.

Gain Experience

A great first step toward an internship is to gain experience on Grounds.  Consider student organizations, class projects, and other experiential learning opportunities to build transferable skills that employers will find beneficial to their organizations and provide direction for your search.  Externships, job shadowing, and volunteer service learning are additional ways to increase your industry exposure and career focus giving you an edge as an intern candidate.

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