In addition to Handshake, the UVA Career Center provides free access to a variety of helpful online resources. Whether you’re just exploring, applying to an internship, or interviewing for your first job, we have a variety of virtual resources available to assist you in your career journey.
PathwayU is a platform with assessments to help you identify education and career pathways that fit you and make the most sense for your unique interests and values.
The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) is an assessment designed to identify your career interests by matching you with six broad basic interest areas and assigning you a 3-letter code for researching careers. Data is based on career themes, basic interests, personal style, and occupational compatibility.
Finding a career that is a good fit for your natural strengths is a key element of the career exploration process. CliftonStrengths helps students recognize their unique gifts and learn how these assets can be used in their everyday lives to maximize the potential for personal growth and career satisfaction. The Strengths Finder assessment identifies a student’s top five strengths from a list of 34 talents while providing ideas on how to leverage their strengths to overcome challenges and reach personal, academic, and career goals.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a questionnaire-style assessment that assigns each participant one of 16 personality types based on four different preferences. Knowing your personality type helps to determine a career "fit" based on how you communicate, how you take in information, how you make decisions, and how you complete tasks. Please note that there is a $45.00 fee associated with The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
Fill out a questionnaire to measure how strongly you resonate with values such as achievement, belonging, financial prosperity and more.
*Requires a career counseling appointment. Students can schedule an appointment online via Handshake, or by calling our office at 434-924-8900 Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm.
Career & Major Exploration
Career Insider (Vault) provides company, profession, and industry overviews. New users must create a profile to gain access. Check out: Career Paths > Find a Profession.
Provides a database of employers and jobs/internships for students and recent grads. You can use CareerShift to find a variety of opportunities as well as find contacts within organizations you are interested in. Create your own CareerShift account using the UVA link via Handshake.
Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about typical career areas and types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.
Learn about different career paths by reviewing detailed descriptions of various occupations.
Candid Career is the premier provider of thousands of informational video interviews featuring industry professionals through an easy to use website. Their site is dedicated to providing the inside scoop on careers as well as advice that will give you an edge in your job search.
Virginia Alumni Mentoring (VAM) is a program that connects UVA students with alumni who have volunteered to provide insights about the process of choosing and starting a career in their field. The program provides students and their alumni mentors a structured means of initiating a professional relationship to discuss career interests and professional preparation.
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional career-oriented social network, enabling members to reconnect with old friends, classmates, and colleagues; form new contacts to help power a career, and get advice from industry professionals. Create a profile and learn tips and tricks on the LinkedIn Guide to Networking page.
Internship & Job Search
Handshake is UVA’s primary internship and job posting resource. It's where you can find UVA career resources, apply for internships/jobs, schedule appointments, and register for career-related events.
This helpful site contains thousands of internships available across the country. Search by your major and specific location. Students can make an individual account using their @virginia.edu email address.
The Federal Government's official one-stop source for federal jobs and employment information.
Devex is a job database for the global development community. Students can create free accounts to see most job postings and media content. Any student or recent graduates can request a full access account by emailing Dreama Johnson, Associate Director, Public Service & Government Community and Global Careers at email@example.com.
Looking for employment abroad? GoinGlobal Country Career Guides are the ultimate jobseeker’s tool for finding employment at home and abroad. It includes more than 10,000 pages of constantly-updated content on topics such as job search sources, work permit/visa regulations, resume writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, and cultural/interviewing advice.
Application Materials & Interview Preparation
UVA Career Center’s online guide provides helpful resume and cover letter templates, job search strategies, interview tips, and so much more!
VMock provides instant personalized resume feedback via an online platform that uses sophisticated algorithms and data science along with machine learning and artificial intelligence to assist you in optimizing your resume.
Practice interviews at any time using the InterviewStream tool! Students can create custom interviews, get tips on improving your skills, and record and save your interviews. Make an individual account using the link.
UVA Career Accelerator: Radify Labs
Learn the basics of tech-related skills in this 4-week cohort-based flexible online training program.
UVA Career Accelerator: Coursera
Develop career-ready and Google endorsed skills through various self-paced online courses!
Discover more ways to gain skills and experience.