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"Tell Me, What Is It You Plan To Do With Your One Wild And Precious Life?" - Mary Oliver
Community & Connection
- Settle into your new home away from home. Explore the UVA Grounds and Charlottesville area!
- Share your dream majors and internships with a mentor or Career Counselor. Swing by the Career Center's 1515 location from 1:00 to 4:30 PM for a coffee career chat with one of our experienced career counselors (1515 University Ave, 2 nd Floor).
- Search for an alumni mentor on the Virginia Alumni Mentoring (VAM) platform.
- Start something new, such as joining a new student organization, or exercise class.
- Spark a conversation about class with a faculty member during office hours.
- Take time during the semester or year to connect back to family and friends for support.
- Self-reflect on your journey so far through journaling, or meditation.
- Attend a UVA sporting event and learn the UVA cheers!
Explore Career Pathways & Gain Skills
- Take the online PathwayU assessment to learn more about your interests, skills, and values.
- Set up your Handshake profile to get the latest information on upcoming events and unique opportunities to gain skills.
- Sign up for industry-specific Career Communities newsletters to find the best possible information on the career pathways you are most interested in!
- Review and discuss major(s) of interest(s) pre-requisites with your academic advisor.
- Attend our Career Fairs to talk directly with employers interested in hiring UVA students and learn about their internship programs.
- Interested in a subject? Take a class in it, or utilize online learning resources like LinkedIn Learning or Coursera.
- Attend a Career Center event and start meeting classmates and employers that share your interests! We offer over 100+ events each academic year to help students connect with UVA alumni and industry leaders from a variety of fields. Learn more about upcoming events on Handshake.
Prepare Your Application Materials & Learn About Part-Time Jobs & Internships
- Create or update your resume and stop by our drop-in hours between 1:00 – 4:30 PM in our 1515 University Ave (2nd Floor), or at the Georges Center, on the second floor of Clemons Library. Skim through the online Hoo’s Career Guide for resume/cover letter examples to help get you started and utilize VMock's resume builder tool!
- Explore summer opportunities on Handshake.
- Discover new career pathways by viewing UVA alumni stories on Candid Career.