Career Options

Get Involved with the Undergraduate Real Estate Club at UVA

Jennifer Harvey – September 14th, 2017

The Undergraduate Real Estate Club at UVA is looking for members who are interested in anything real estate. The club was formed about a year ago and consists of 50+ loyal members. There is no application process and all interested individuals are encouraged to check out a meeting. This year, the Exec Board plans to facilitate group discussions ranging from real estate finance to development and brokerage. Additionally, guest speakers are lined up for presentations to share their insights and expertise of the real estate profession.

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

 

6 Health Care Jobs That Don't Require Medical School

Christie Julien – September 8th, 2017

If you're on the pre-med track and taking the world tour of life science courses, you know that those courses can be a bit of a grind.  It can also be a bit daunting to think of the years of graduate and professional training needed to be a clinician.  US News and World Reports offers 6 alternatives to consider before commiting to medical school. 

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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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