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 http://career.virginia.edu/calendar for upcoming events representing a wide range of industries.
UVA Career Communities
Business and Technology
Marketing & Advertising
Finance & Banking
Retail & Buying
Management & Business Operations
Creative Arts, Media, and Design
Advertising & Marketing
Tourism, Food & Beverage
Visual Art & Design
Education, Counseling and Youth Development
Education Technology & Innovation
Educational Leadership & Policy
Library & Information Science
Teaching & Instruction
Training & Development
Science and Sustainability
Biotech & Life Sciences
Environmental & Sustainability Management
Food & Agriculture
Utilities & Renewable Energy
Public Service and Government
Government (Federal, State, Local)
Intelligence & Security
International Affairs & Diplomacy
Nonprofits & NGOs
Politics, Policy & Lobbying
Public Health, Policy & Health Promotion
Administration & Management
Health Informatics, Technology & Analytics
Students connect with professionals, peers, and alumni for guidance and to explore opportunities based on personal interests, values, and skills with career-related experiences.