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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:

  • Call 434.924.8900 to meet with the career counselor for their community.
  • Check the Career Center calendar for upcoming events representing a wide range of industries.

UVA Career Communities


Marketing/Advertising/PR, Management, Financial Services, Consulting, Information Systems/Data Analytics, Accounting, Actuarial Science, Human Resources, Operations/Logistics

Creative Arts, Media, and Design

Visual Arts and Design, Performing Arts, Entertainment, Tourism and Culinary Arts, Media/Communications, Arts Management


Early Childhood, K-12, Higher Education, Library Science, Special Education, Instructional Technology, Counselor Education, Training and Professional Development

Engineering, Science, and Technology

Engineering (Civil, Electrical, etc.), Environmental Science, Energy/Natural Resources, Research and Development, Manufacturing, Information Technology, Biotech/Medical Technology


Public Health, Wellness, Administration, Informatics, Health Policy

Public Service and Government

Community Organizations and Nonprofits, Foreign Service, Politics, International Development, Religious/Spiritual Organizations, NGOs


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