Spring 2021 Networking Events, Career Fairs, & On-Grounds Interviews

For the foreseeable future, the UVA Career Center will offer all career-related programs, employer events, and interviews in a virtual format. Our office will utilize both Handshake and Zoom for all virtual events, but some employers may opt to use their own technology platform. Regardless of the platform, students will be able to search and easily register for any upcoming events using Handshake

Spring 2021 Networking Events

Networking is one of the most successful ways to develop your career path and explore career options. This year, please join us for our upcoming virtual Career Center programs, where you will be able to connect with engaging employer representatives and alumni. Included below are just a few featured events that will be hosted during the first two weeks of the semester: 

Feb. 3rd 

VIRTUAL Spring Resume Marathon 2021 [All Industries - Non-Technical & Technical]

Feb. 4th 

VIRTUAL Spring Mock Interview Day 2021 [All Industries - Non-Technical & Technical]

Mar. 16th 

VIRTUAL Spring Finance Night 2021

Mar. 24th

VIRTUAL Introduction to Consulting Night 2021

*Additional Career Center events for the Fall can be found on Handshake. Employers will continue to post their upcoming information sessions, workshops, and other networking events throughout the semester – please continue to check Handshake as new events are added regularly. 

Spring 2021 Career Fairs 

FEB. 11TH 

Spring Job & Internship Fair - Week 1 (Engineering & Technology Careers)

FEB. 19TH 

Georgetown University - Government and Non-Profit Fair 

FEB. 19TH 

Educators' Expo K-12 Job & Interview Fair


Spring Job & Internship Fair (All Career Industries)


Architecture Career Connect


Marketing and Advertising Fair


Start-Up Fair


April Job & Internship Fair

Questions? View our How to Navigate a Virtual Career Fair page to learn more about the new virtual career fair format and how to register. 

Attention Employers: This page is intended for students. View employer fairs page >> 

How to Register for Virtual UVA Career Center Events 


How to Navigate Handshake the Day-of a Virtual Event




On-Grounds Interviewing (OGI)

Jumpstart your career by participating in the University of Virginia’s On-Grounds Interview (OGI) Program!* Employers from all over the United States want to hire UVA students and they conduct interviews on Grounds to offer exciting internship opportunities.

In response to the COVID pandemic, companies will be virtually interviewing students for internships beginning on February 15, 2021. Most opportunities, connected to an interview schedule, will open in January and students will be able to apply for roles beginning on this date – companies will continue to post new roles throughout the Fall semester. Please be sure to check out Handshake for a current listing of available postings!

*Online OGI Orientation: To participate in OGI, you must complete the On-Grounds Interview Orientation survey and agree to all policies. Once completed, you will then gain access to the interview section of Handshake where you can browse and apply to OGI positions. Remember to abide by these policies throughout the year or you may be at risk of losing your On-Grounds Interviewing privileges. Please be sure to use your UVA email address when completing the orientation in Handshake. If you have questions about OGI policies during the recruiting season, you can find a copy of the guidelines on our website and we encourage you to set up a virtual appointment with one of our career counselors on Handshake.

Employer Information Sessions 

Every year, the UVA Career Center facilitates Employer Information Sessions via Handshake.  Employer-led information sessions are a great way for you to explore various career paths and provide you with a unique opportunity to learn more about an industry. During these sessions, employers make presentations on topics that include the organization's culture, career opportunities/internship programs, and products or services.  Typically UVA students will have an opportunity to speak with the representatives (often recent UVA alumni) in small groups or individually before or after the presentation.  

To learn about upcoming virtual Employer Information Sessions, login to Handshake and click on 'Events' and then 'Info Sessions'. 

Preparing Your Resume & Other Application Materials 

VMock - Resume Review Tool 

Are you nervous that your resume might have errors that you haven't caught? VMock is a 24-7 online resume review tool that uses the power of AI to provide instant personalized feedback. Additional resume resources, including tips and best practices, can also be found on the Career Center website.  

VMock - LinkedIn Profile Review Tool

VMock's new Aspire tool helps you strengthen your LinkedIn profile by giving you instant suggestions to improve your key profile elements. It also provides a skills gap analysis and recommendations and even analytics to strengthen the search engine ranking for your profile!  

VMock - Elevator Pitch Review Tool

Start improving your networking and interviewing skills with VMock’s Elevator Pitch review tool. Gain insights on critical interview elements such as body language, enunciation, and content.

View the full list of online resources available to UVA students.

One-on-One Advising 

If you are interested in speaking with one of our career counselors, please make an appointment through Handshake, or us a call at 434-924-8900, M-F from 8 am-5 pm (EST). Additionally, we encourage you to connect with your school's respective Career Services office to ensure that you are putting your best foot forward and personalizing your application for their job postings!

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What feedback on your resume? VMock, is a 24-7 online resume-review tool, that leverages data science, machine learning, and natural language processing to provide instant personalized feedback on your resume. 

Connect with alumni for insights about the process of choosing and starting a career in their specific field. 

Schedule an appointment through Handshake, or by calling the UVA Career Center at 434-924-8900 M-F from 8 am-5 pm.