Make an appointment with a career counselor or pre-health and law advisor to discuss major or career choices, resume and cover letter writing techniques, internship and job search strategies, complete a mock interview, or to interpret your Strong Interest Inventory or Myers Briggs Type Indicator assessment results.
How do I schedule a one-on-one appointment with a career counselor?
Students can schedule an appointment online through Handshake, which is available 24/7. To schedule a one-on-one career counseling appointment select ‘Career Center,’ and then 'Appointments' on the top navigation bar within Handshake.
Students may also call us at (434) 924-8900, Mon-Fri from 8am-5pm to schedule an appointment.
Career counseling appointments will be hosted by Zoom or phone until further notice.
General Drop-in Advising Hours*
Virtual, Monday - Friday, 12-4 PM (EDT)
Resume and cover letter reviews, networking, career fair prep, job offer negotiations, and more!
Want instant feedback on your resume? VMock is a 24-7 online resume review tool that can provide instant personalized feedback. We encourage students to take advantage of this platform before meeting with a career counselor. Just get started? We also have several resume samples available on our website and have a great podcast episode available on Resume Myths.
Career Communities Drop-in Advising Hours*
Virtual, Monday - Thursday, Hours vary by Career Community
- Monday: Business & Technology, 12-4 PM
- Tuesday: Creative, 12-2 PM
- Wednesday: Public Service & Government & Education & Youth Development & Healthcare 12-4 PM
- Thursday: Science & Sustainability, 12-2 PM
What is a Career Community?
The UVA Career Center offers advising, newsletters, and community-specific events within these career communities to help students sort and explore the career options which fit with their interests, skills, and values. To join a community and receive updates on recent internship and job postings, as well as upcoming community events, sign-up in Handshake by filling out the Career Interests form in the dropdown under your name on your Handshake home page.
Not sure what industry you're most interested in, or just want to discuss your options with a career counselor?
The Exploration Career Community is available Monday-Friday from 12-4 PM for drop-in hours and by appointment via Handshake.
Pre-Health Drop-in Advising*
Virtual, Monday - Thursday, 12-4 PM
Peace Corps Appointments & Drop-in Advising Hours*
Appointments: If you have questions or would just like to chat about Peace Corps, please email the Peace Corps’ UVA On-Grounds Recruiter at firstname.lastname@example.org, schedule an appointment through Handshake.
Virtual Drop-In Hours: Virtual, Wednesdays from 12-2 PM & Thursdays, from 2-4 PM
AmeriCorps Drop-in Advising Hours
Virtual, Tuesdays from 12-2 PM & Thursdays, from 2-4 PM
Who We Serve
The UVA Career Center serves all degree-seeking students, regardless of major or year. Students in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, McIntire School of Commerce, Curry School of Education, Department of Economics, and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences can also use career counseling services offered through those schools.
View more Affiliate Career Services across Grounds available to UVA students.
Masters & Ph.D. Students
Masters and Ph.D. students in the College of Arts & Sciences can schedule an appointment with the Graduate Career Development Office in the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs.
Darden School of Business, Law school, and Medical school students should seek counseling from their own career services offices. The UVA Career Center does NOT serve students in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, with the exception of Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies students.
Additional Services & Resources
The UVA Career Center is committed to accommodating the diverse needs of the student body. If you or someone you know requires an accommodation for a disability in order to fully access the format, materials, or presentation of our resources, please reach out to us at Hoos@virginia.edu so we can explore potential options. Students with disabilities may also wish to work with the Student Disability Access Center to discuss a range of options for removing potential barriers at the Career Center, including official accommodations. Please visit their website for information on this process and to apply for services online: https://www.studenthealth.virginia.edu/sdac. If you have already been approved for accommodations through SDAC, please let us know so we can develop an implementation plan together.