Resources for Juniors
Class of 2026
You’re halfway through your time as an undergraduate student. Your faculty mentorships and academic experiences have started to give you a strong direction, and paired with the resources from your Career Center, there is nothing you can’t do!
Let’s Talk Life After Mary Washington
We hope that every junior will take advantage of our coaching appointments, whether it is to strategize your internship search, update your LinkedIn or Handshake profiles, prepare for an interview, or chat about career options. All this and more, the CCPD career coaches are here for you! Just call the office at 540-654-5646 or go to Handshake to set up an appointment.
If you have a quick question or need some eyes on your resume/cover letter right away, a drop-in visit might be the answer. Our trained Peer Career Consultants staff these hours in the CCPD suite, and the schedule varies by semester.
Employers who come to UMW generally have jobs and internships to fill, and we encourage you to stop by employer tables to learn more. It only takes five minutes between classes to potentially make a connection that will lead you to an amazing job or internship.
The CCPD also tables; you’ll usually find us in the CRUC, but sometimes we land in other campus locations. Stop by, we usually have swag to give you, sometimes we have free food to share, and we are always happy just to chat with you!
Leading up to each Career & Internship Fair we offer a week of prep! Extra resume drop-in hours, tables where you can prep your elevator pitch, learn what to wear to the fair, and much more are all featured!
This is the place to make connections with employers and learn about available jobs and internships. Employers representing a wide variety of career fields, from business to tech to nonprofit and more are here to talk to you. Practice your elevator pitch (the CCPD can help!), dress for the event, and start moving toward your future!
Tools for Juniors
Take five short surveys to learn about your work interests, personality, skills, values, and leisure interests. Discover occupations associated with UMW majors and view side-by-side comparisons of different careers.
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Complete profile, register for Career Center events, upload a resume, and follow jobs and internships you are interested in.
Login to Handshake with your UMW username and password:
Log into Big Interview using your UMW username and password. Check out the ancillary modules for negotiating, first 90 days on the new job. Take quizzes and test your knowledge step by step.
Login to Big Interview with your UMW username and password:
Access Forage to participate in simulations designed to give you a realistic preview of jobs in a range of industries.
Take free, online, self-paced training courses developed by the Virginia Talent + Opportunity Partnership to prepare for successful internships and jobs.
My Next Move
Use this tool to explore potential career paths based on your interests and talents.