Career Services Offers Students Everything They Need To Know About
1, 2001 -- The "real world" waits just
around the corner for May graduates of the University of Virginia.
To calm fears and secure jobs, the University Career Services (UCS)
Office provides students with numerous job fairs and services.
arts majors will have a chance to speak with and submit résumés
to representatives of 70 companies from many fields at a Feb. 6
College of Arts and Sciences Job Fair, to be held from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. at Newcomb Hall. To prepare for the event, students could
attend a networking workshop where they could gain tips from alumni
and employers and test their interviewing skills.
can explore taking a different path into the job world through a
Feb. 7-8 Internship Fair, featuring recruiters from more than 120
companies. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day
in Newcomb Hall.
Education Expo begins Feb. 27 with a job fair in Newcomb Hall from
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., during which students can sign up for a
Feb. 28 interview. More than 100 public and private schools from
across the United States will be recruiting for full-time and internship
seekers can gain one-on-one help in fine-tuning résumés
through consultations with career counselors every Monday through
Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UCS office. Online tip sheets
and a Feb. 2 résumé workshop, to be held from 3 to
4 p.m. in the UCS conference room, will also offer advice.
those unsure of what to do after college, UCS offers individual
counseling and an extensive career library. Students also can utilize
Focus, a computer database that suggests possible job paths based
on answers to a questionnaire.
mission is to make UCS a valuable resource for every student at
U.Va. who would like assistance in planning for work and/or graduate
study," said Karen Knierim UCS associate director. "We
believe we accomplish that in a variety of ways."
Look, New Technology
2,200 extra square-feet of space, new computers, an expanded library
and the use of the stadiums skyboxes for on-Grounds interviews,
UCSs new office in Bryant Hall has a brighter and more professional
menu of job-search tools also has improved. One new attraction is
a partnership with Interfolio.com, a service allowing students and
professors to post résumés and recommendations online,
providing easy access for potential employers. Students can log
on 24-hours a day to efficiently submit, update, or mail credentials.
Internet has become a critical tool for anyone conducting a job
search today," Knierim said. She notes the "tremendous
number of job and internship postings online and the ease of researching
employers on their organizational Web sites."
Jessica Tyree, (804) 924-7116