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Career Communities

Connect with Career Communities

What  is a Career Community?

Career Communities offer industry-specific resources and relevant networks for the internship and job search. Students can join these industry-focused communities to access specialized advising, programs, and handpicked job and internship opportunities.

How can students connect to a community?

Encourage your student to create a Handshake profile, being sure to indicate preferences that reflect their communities of interest. They can choose more than one preference if they have multiple interests. They also are encouraged to:

  • Make an appointment on Handshake, or call 434.924.8900 to meet with the career counselor for their community.
  • Check the Career Center calendar at for upcoming events representing a wide range of industries.

UVA Career Communities

Business and Technology

Marketing & Advertising 
Information Systems
Data Analytics 
Finance & Banking
Retail & Buying 
Management & Business Operations

Creative Arts, Media, and Design

Advertising & Marketing
Arts Management 
Media/Communications Arts
Tourism, Food & Beverage 
Visual Art & Design

Education, Counseling and Youth Development

Education Technology & Innovation 
Educational Leadership & Policy 
Human Services 
Library & Information Science 
Student Services
Teaching & Instruction 
Training & Development

Science and Sustainability 

Biotech & Life Sciences 
Environmental & Sustainability Management
Environmental Services 
Food & Agriculture 
Utilities & Renewable Energy

Public Service and Government 

Global Development 
Government (Federal, State, Local)
Intelligence & Security 
International Affairs & Diplomacy  
Nonprofits & NGOs
Peace Corps
Politics, Policy & Lobbying

Health Care

Public Health, Policy & Health Promotion
Clinical Health 
Administration & Management 
Health Informatics, Technology & Analytics
Information Technology 
Biotech/Medical Technology


Students connect with professionals, peers, and alumni for guidance and to explore opportunities based on personal interests, values, and skills with career-related experiences.