The Career Center has a lot in store for the spring 2019 semester and we wanted to provide you with some exciting updates!
This semester, the Career Center will be participating in UMW Giving Day. Long gone are the days when a student could show up at career services prior to graduation and expect to land a job. Securing meaningful and rewarding post-graduation opportunities is a task which spans the entire undergraduate experience. We need your support to expand our efforts to assist more students in exploring, planning, and realizing their career aspirations. Your generous gift will support students seeking to explore their career options by expanding funding to defray the costs of internships, externships, and other career related learning experiences. It will also be used to expand the Center’s digital career development tools and resources as well as to support programming which connects students and prospective employers. Giving Day will be held on March 19, 2019. Please follow us on social media to learn more about the Center and how you can help!:
Please welcome Andrea Cordray as our new Assistant Director for Career and Professional Development. Andrea came to UMW in 2013 as the College of Business (COB) Student Support and Outreach Coordinator. She holds a BS in Psychology from Grand Valley State University and MA in Arts Management from George Mason University.
Encourage your student to check out our valuable resources:
- Join Handshake: Handshake is designed to help precisely target career information, internship, employment opportunities, and career-related events to student’s specific major, degree type, and interests. Students can view and apply for jobs and internships, register for events, and connect with employers.
- Make an appointment in Handshake: Meet one-on-one with a Career Coach on a variety of topics.
- Focus 2 – Online Career Assessment Tool: Is your student unsure about a major? Our assessments can help!
- View Spring 2019 Career Center Events: Job & Internship Fairs, On-Campus interviews, and more!
- Guide to Internships: Learn how to land an internship and how to complete the academic credit internship contract.
- Peace Corps Prep Program: Is your student interested in pursuing a service-related path? This program may be for them!
And finally, we wanted to provide you with some data on our work during the fall 2018 semester:
- The Center hosted 28 individual events, including employer information tables and information sessions, on-campus interviews, and job fairs.
- Our Fall Job & Internship fair brought in 54 employers and 299 students, a record high for student attendance.
- Career Center staff saw 363 appointments over the course of the semester.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Career Center Staff:
- Timothy O’Donnell, Associate Provost for Academic Engagement & Student Success & Career Center Director
- Andrea Cordray, Assistant Director for Career & Professional Development
- Bianca Hightower, Assistant Director for Career & Professional Development & Director, James Farmer Scholars Program
- Rose Maddox, Operations & Employer Relations Manager
- Mary Becelia, Career Coach