University of Virginia: School of Architecture

Student Career Development

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Upcoming Events: more being added, please check again soon

10/13 UVA: Creating an Online Presence for your Creative Work Learn the essentials of online portfolios and social media from creatives in fine art, media, architecture, and graphic design, then get individual critiques from the experts. Get great advice for job or graduate school applications! Reception to follow. RSVP here.  More info

10/23 12-2pm CAMD Meetup: VCU Brandcenter. The Creative Arts, Media, and Design Career Community will be traveling to Richmond on 10/23 for a forum and info-session hosted by the VCU Brandcenter. More info

10/23 Family Weekend/Fall Convocation Event “Career Trajectories Panel Discussion” 12:30-2pm, room C

 10/ 28-29 UVA:  Fall Internship and Job Fair

 10/30 UVA:  Global Development Career Fair

 11/4-6 ArchEx, Architecture Exchange East, Richmond Students are invited to join us on Thursday, Friday or both days. They should register at before Oct. 20.

 2/2-3 UVA:  Engineering Career Fair

 2/12 Govt. & Non-profit Fair – Washington DC, Georgetown Univ.- bus available from UVA

 3/18 Career Connect: School of Architecture On Grounds Interview Day 1

Career Resources

Current Opportunities

Career Advice FAQ

Externship Program


If interested in advertising a job or other student opportunity, please e-mail Assistant Dean of Students and Community Engagement, Betsy Roettger (



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Extern Program

The UVa School of Architecture Extern Program is an annual program that allows current undergraduate and graduate students at any level and in any discipline—architectural history, architecture, landscape architecture, or urban and environmental planning—to explore a career interest in a realistic learning environment outside of the classroom.  Participating students spend at least one week with sponsoring firms and organizations across the country during Winter Break. Depending upon the individual’s level of experience, an extern’s duties can range from true job shadowing to building models, to helping prepare competition boards and renderings, to sitting in on city planning or client meetings, or attending site visits. 

Not only do externships provide an excellent opportunity to help students develop their skills and gain exposure to the field, they also provide important networking opportunities.  The benefits to the sponsoring firm or organization are also great-- extern sponsors appreciate the opportunity to observe the capabilities and interests of motivated School of Architecture students and can benefit from their skills, knowledge, and fresh ideas. Many alumni also utilize the extern experience as a mentoring opportunity, or as a way to give back to the school. 


To find out how you can participate in the Extern Program, please contact Assistant Dean of Students and Community Engagement, Betsy Roettger (