Jump-Start Your Job/Internship Search: Tips to Get Motivated and Productive

UVA Career Center – February 3rd, 2017

Summer is only a few months away, and while you know you want to spend your break at a job or internship, you can’t motivate yourself to start searching. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. The job/internship search can seem overwhelming, and it may be tough to know where to start. The good thing is that the Career Center is here to help! Here are our best tips for crafting a doable, concrete search plan that will set you up for success.

Use insights about your work style to guide your approach

Understanding the Federal Hiring Freeze and Its Impact on Your Search

Dreama Johnson – February 2nd, 2017

Below is an update from the Partnership for Public Service (April 2017):

"For students who may be thinking about federal jobs and wondering how the hiring freeze impacts them, we want to highlight a few key points. The hiring freeze remains in place, with a longer-term plan to reduce the size of the federal workforce due from the Office of Personnel Management and the Office of Management and Budget by the end of April.

The Gig Economy and STEM

Christie Julien – January 27th, 2017

If you have trouble imagining yourself at a traditional company, like project oriented work, and like the independence of keeping your own schedule then maybe you are a perfect candidate for the Gig Economy .  Check out how you may be a part of the gig economy and how STEM related positions are uniquely well suited for helping a job seeker create their own vision of success.


Public Service and Government Industries at the Spring Job and Internship Fair

Bhakti Raval – January 26th, 2017

The Spring Job and Internship Fair is on January 31st and February 1st from 10-3pm in Newcomb Hall, and the recruiters are looking for ALL MAJORS! If you are hoping to find a job or internship in the public service or government industry then be sure to come out. Below is a list of organizations who will be there, and are looking for students just like you! If you would like more information about these recruiters you are able to find it through a listing in Handshake. We hope to see you there! 

How to Develop Your Student's Career Over the Holiday

Hannah Guffey – December 5th, 2016

With winter break just around the corner, your student may be feeling a number of emotions about classes, majors, careers, and the future. One of the best things you can do as a parent is to listen and keep an open mind when it comes to your student’s academic major and career decision planning. Consider some of the following ideas from the UVA Career Center for supporting your student over the next few weeks as they reflect on the past semester and look for ways to actively explore their interests and career goals over vacation.