The University of Virginia enrolls an average of 600 transfer students a year and there are currently over 2,000 transfer students at the University. Preparing for major selection and exploring possible career options as a transfer student can feel like more of a challenge. The information below is focused on assisting all transfer students with the career development process, including ideas for how to best utilize the Career Center throughout your academic career.

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Career Resources

If you have specific questions about major requirements and/or what courses to register for, make a plan to meet with your faculty advisor and/or Association Dean, Frank Papovich. If you have questions about how to choose a major, explore different career options, how to apply to internships, graduate school, or the job search, make an appointment with the UVA Career Center to speak with a Career Counselor.

Job Search and Networking Tools

UVA Student Groups and Resources

Scholarships and Funding

Searching for scholarships can be overwhelming. Be on the lookout for opportunities on departmental bulletin boards and listservs. The resources below will give you a great start.

Resources for Scholarships, Fellowships, and Internship/Research Funding

School Websites for Scholarships and Fellowships

Summer and Semester Study Abroad Aid

There are several sources for study abroad aid. Be sure to discuss the variety of program options (based on your region of interest) with an education abroad advisor to identify program options that meet your needs.Visit Student Financial Services during their walk-in hours to meet with a financial aid counselor. Bring your draft list of programs with you to hear about financial aid options for these programs. Visit Financial Aid for more information about how to finance study abroad.

For more information before you visit a financial aid counselor during walk-in hours, please see the following websites:

Resources for Students Applying to Graduate/Professional Schools

Additional Information