Networking

The Consulting Series: Fourth Year Secure a Job

Tiffani Kennedy – April 5th, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS, fourth year! You have made it to your FINAL YEAR at UVA and you’re  almost at the home stretch. Cheers to you, Young Scholar.

If you’re reading this, you’re either in one of two positions. You’ve either received an full-time offer with a company of your liking (yay, congrats to you!) or, you are searching for a full-time offer at a company of your choosing (ooo, exciting!). Either way, you are right on track! Here are some things to keep in mind as you work your way towards graduation.

The Consulting Series: Second Year Planning Phase

Tiffani Kennedy – April 5th, 2017

Now that you know consulting is the right field for you, it is time to start planning! Familiarize yourself with the case interview/ recruitment processes, network and conduct informational interviews, find a mentor, and take advanced courses in departments that can effectively prepare you for a career in consulting.

  1. Case Interviews and the Recruitment Processes

The Art of the Cold Email

Christie Julien – March 20th, 2017

From Uncubed:

Allison Esposito gets a lot of cold emails – between five and ten every day, she estimates. People want to know how to break into tech, how to switch careers, and what’s wrong with their resume, among other things.

Allison has been a copywriter for Foursquare, a content manager at Google, and now she runs Tech Ladies, a community that connects women to tech jobs and generally supports women in tech. Her roles are impressive, but she’s approachable, she said. And so are most people. You just have to write the right cold email.

Thrive Conference

Christie Julien – March 18th, 2017

 

Come join Virginia Bio’s one-of-a-kind statewide conference where hundreds of executives from large companies to startups, healthcare providers, nonprofits, research universities, public sector, professional service providers, and an extensive group of large investors will be – ALL UNDER ONE ROOF! 

 

Loving What You Can Do With LinkedIn? Check Out CareerShfit.

Christie Julien – March 7th, 2017

So often we will encourage students to add networking to their list of career activities.  Networking can connect you to potential mentors, opportunities, jobs and internships that might not necessarily be available to the wider public.  Add to this the fact that UVA alumni are often very eager to connect with current students.  LinkedIn is available to everyone, but the Career Center pays for an amazing resource named CareerShift. 

CareerShift allows you to 

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