University of Virginia: School of Architecture

Student Career Development

Upcoming Events:

January 14: Virginia Alumni Mentoring program Orientation, 3rd year Undergraduates, 2:00 Room 158

January 28 + 29: UVA Spring Job and Internship Fair, Newcomb Hall, 3rd floor: See the website for list of organizations coming to recruit.   (

February 5: Urban and Environmental Planning Career Panel, 6:30-7:30, room C:  Moderated panel of professionals with refreshments following, offered by SPA Speaker Series ‘15

February 2-3: ARCH 3020 student visit offices in New York City

Fridays in February:  Office hours with Kate Melton, Associate Director, Creative Arts, Media, and Design, UCS will hold office hours in Campbell Hall from 11-12:30 Fine Arts Café Fridays in February.  Kate is a great resource for us and this would be the ideal time to schedule a resume review with her.  To secure a time with her, e- mail:

February 11:  Externship lunch discussion 12:30-2:00, room C: rsvp for pizza by 2/10.  (

February 13: Government and Non-Profit Career Expo: Georgetown University, register for bus with UCS (

February 13: AIAS Firm Crawl in Washington DC: all day, contact Margaret Nersten (

Evening portfolio reviews and interviewing workshops TBA: Weeks of March 2nd and March 16th 

March 20, Friday: Student Interview Day 1 at Campbell Hall (11:30-5):  +/- 20 organizations will come to Campbell Hall for a networking lunch and interviews for full time or summer employment – more information will be forthcoming

March 30, Monday: Student Interview Day 2 at Campbell Hall (11:30-5):  +/- 20 organizations will come to Campbell Hall for a networking lunch and interviews for full time or summer employment– more information will be forthcoming


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Career Resources

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Career Advice FAQ

Resume Search

Externship Program

Other Opportunities



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

Students, to upload your resume, use the Resume Upload Service (requires Netbadge login).

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 (