Ways to Engage
In an effort to help replace the volume of cancelled or rescinded internships due to COVID-19, the UVA Career Center is curating skill development programs, workshops, micro-internships and has established a Project-based learning program to provide students with unique opportunities to gain experience over the summer.
UVA Career Accelerator Programs
The Propel & Management Consulting Bootcamp Companion Program is an experiential learning experience that will help students develop skills and experience related to real-world projects. We highly recommend students take both programs together to optimize their experience.
- NEW! Propel, UVA's Project-based Learning Program - Engage in real-world company projects, gain experience working in teams, connect with alumni and employer mentors from leading consulting firms like McKinsey, Accenture, Mastercard, and more! Participate in up to 5 real-world projects with top teams receiving prize money.
- NEW! Management Consulting Bootcamp - 8-week bootcamp taught by Brendan Boler, Presidential Fellow in UVA School of Data Science. The bootcamp will introduce students to the case process and include engaging activities that teach students about consulting methods and the hypothesis-based approach to problem-solving. Eight 1.5 hour sessions run from June 1st to July 27th. Please contact David Lapinski (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Virtual Skill Development
Self-Paced Skill Development Resources:
- Coursera - Develop career-ready and Google endorsed skills through various self-paced online courses
- LinkedIn Learning - Access LinkedIn Learning's online training video library for courses and tutorials on hundreds of topics like public speaking, marketing, and data analytics.
- UVA Library Workshops - The UVA Library hosts multiple research and technology-related skill development workshops.
- DevHub - UVA Dev Hub is an opportunity for all members of the University of Virginia community to collaborate on applications and solutions that benefit the campus. Dev Hub hosts resources for students to develop programming skills.
Virtual Micro-Internships and Remote Projects
Micro-internships allow students to work on short-term projects for partnering employers. These opportunities usually consist of 10 to 40 hours of work per week for a 3-6 week period. Students typically receive an hourly rate (range between $10 - $20/hour) or a stipend (range between $200-$400 per project). The scope of the micro-internships is typically hyper-focused on a specific project, task, or deliverable.
What are the Benefits of a Micro-Internship?
Micro-internships are a great way to take advantage of spare time to set yourself up for success. By participating in a micro-internship, you can:
- Learn and hone the skills employers look for when recruiting for internships and full-time positions
- Explore new industries and potential career paths
- Build tangible relationships with employers by demonstrating your skills and abilities in substantive projects – many employers use micro-internships as a way to connect with potential interns and full-time hires
A virtual internship is just like a regular internship experience, except the students can gain job experience and professional development while working remotely. Students are paid a competitive rate ($10 - $20/hour) and/or receive college credit through UVA’s sanctioned Internship Placement Program (IPP). Current opportunities can be found on Handshake or using one of links found below:
- Talent Exchange, powered by eightfold.ai and supported by McKinsey & Company - participating employers represent a variety of industries and positions such as product management, business analysis, financial services, operations, data science, marketing, and more
UVA Launchpad is an intensive, eight-week University of Virginia program custom-built to prepare students for the world of work by combining liberal arts coursework, technical “bootcamp” style training, and career-focused projects.
This online program is built for rising second-, third- and fourth-year undergraduate students in UVA’s College of Arts & Sciences, but is also open to other students, including undergraduate students students at other universities. Incoming first-year students are not eligible.The cost is $3,700, which covers all tuition and fees for the program, for both in-state and out-of-state students. Current University of Virginia students can apply for financial aid, however, summer aid is limited, so it’s best to apply early. For more information please visit the UVA Launchpad website or send additional questions to email@example.com