University of Virginia: School of Architecture

Student Career Development

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Career Resources

Current Opportunities

Career Advice FAQ

Externship Program

Fellowships

If interested in advertising a job or other student opportunity, please e-mail Assistant Dean of Students and Community Engagement, Betsy Roettger (elr2w@virginia.edu).

SPRING 2016 Career Development Opportunities 

January 27-28: UVA Spring Job and Internship Fair, 10am- 3pm Newcomb Hall

Looks like there are some interesting summer fellowships and non-profits represented.  https://career.virginia.edu/career-fairs/spring-job-internship-fair

January 28: Green Job & Internship Fair, 10am- 3pm Newcomb Hall

Connect with recruiters with jobs and internships in the Environmental Science, Policy, and Sustainability, and more. https://career.virginia.edu/career-fairs/green-job-internship-fair

February 1-2: Engineering, Science and Technology Career Fair, Newcomb Hall

Clark and Turner Construction, Kimley-Horn, Google, various transportation planners, energy and government agencies.  http://www.seas.virginia.edu/admin/careerdev/general.php

February 2: Start-Up Fair, 6-9pm, Newcomb Hall

A career fair and mixer featuring the region’s coolest startups co-hosted by the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council, UVA Career Center, School of Engineering, Darden School of Business, Data Science Institute, HackC-ville, 4th year trustees, and the Tom Tom Fest.  https://career.virginia.edu/career-fairs/start-fair

February 19:  Government and Non-Profit EXPO, Georgetown University, Washington DC

https://career.virginia.edu/about/career-fairs/government-and-non-profit-expo

March 25: School of Architecture Career Connect Day, Campbell Hall

20-25 employers will come to Campbell Hall for a networking lunch and interviews for full time and summer internship positions.

School of Architecture Workshop Wednesdays

The UVA Career Center and alumni from the School will host Wednesday evening workshops in Room C at 6pm. Look for more information to come.  The sessions will include portfolio reviews, interviewing practice, resume and cover letter reviews, and panels on different professions.

UVA Career Center offers individual counseling appointments and open office hours. 

Career Counselors can help with job search strategies, resumes, cover letters, and mock interviews - https://career.virginia.edu/about/counseling-and-advising-services

Open office hours will be in Newcomb Hall, room 170 M-R 10am-7pm and Fri 10am-3pm. 

Join one or more of the 6 Career Communities: Business, Education, Engineering, Science, and Technology, Creative Arts, Media and Design, Government and Law, and Public Service for discipline specific jobs and events. In the School of Arch, we cross over many of these communities.  https://career.virginia.edu/

Continue to check our “job blog” https://sarccareers.wordpress.com/ for all job and internship positions, fellowships, scholarships, and competitions.

Networking

Students and alumni can register to join HoosOnline, the University’s secure and only searchable database of alumni. It is password protected and available solely to UVa graduates. This is the best way to search for other A-School alumni in your area, field, location or graduation year. 

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 (elr2w@virginia.edu).