CASCS: College of Arts and Sciences Career Services

The College of Arts and Sciences Career Services (CASCS), located in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium, is an affiliate office of University Career Services. The CASCS serves undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences from their first semester on grounds, up until one semester after graduation. The CASCS mission is to provide guidance and resources to a diverse student body and assist students in reaching their career-related goals.

Services

Services provided by the CASCS include assisting students with the following:

  1. Self-Assessment — increasing self-awareness of personality, interests, values and skills to aid in identifying potential academic majors and careers
  2. Academic Major/Career Options — exploring academic majors and career options/paths
  3. Internship/Externship and Job Search Strategies and Resources—assisting in identifying internship and job search resources and skills (professional documents, interviewing, networking) and developing a strategy/action plan for application
  4. Career Decision Making — choosing careers
  5. Graduate School — exploring graduate programs and applying for graduate school.

A career counselor can help you with exploring majors, developing resumes and cover letters, improving interviewing and networking skills, reviewing your graduate school application and much more.

Recent graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences have gone to work for a variety of employers including federal government, non-profit organizations, corporations and others.

Appointments/Walk-Ins

You can meet with a career counselor in appointments or walk-ins/drop-ins:

  • Appointments are 30-minute meetings with our general career counselors and can cover any career-related concern.
  • Walk-In meetings with a career counselor to discuss any career topic are available Monday-Friday at the main UCS office in Bryant Hall. These 15-minute, first-come, first-serve meetings.
  • Drop-In general career advising meetings are available three times a week at Monroe Hall, Room 263. These 15-minute, first-come, first-serve meetings are open for Arts & Sciences students to discuss general career advising concerns.

To make an appointment or to see this semester’s walk-in and drop-in hours, please visit the main UCS Counseling page

Programs/Events

Each semester, CASCS partners with University Career Offices, as well as academic departments, employers and student organizations to provide career-related programs, panels and workshops for College students on a variety of topics. For a full list of upcoming programs, please visit the UCS Calendar

Job & Internship Resources

CASCS and UCS provide many resources for College students seeking job and internship opportunities. In additional to events such as career fairs and information sessions, job and internship opportunities can also be found through several resources such as:

  • MyUCS provides students with access to several password protected services for their job and internship search. Potential helpful resources include: CareerShift, Career Inside by Vault, Current Jobs for Graduates and Going Global
  • CAVLink is U.Va's. partner in providing students with job and internship listings specifically targeted towards U.Va. students. Postings on CAVLink feature full, part-time and internship positions, and include On-Grounds listings and On-Grounds Interviewing positions for summer internships and full-time positions.

Follow the link for a list of recent full-time positions posted in CAVLink within the last 30 Days: CAVLink Job Postings

Follow the link for a list of sample recent internship positions posted on CAVLink within the last 30 days: CAVLink Internships

First Destinations

Recent College graduates are surveyed about their post-graduation plans for our annual First Destinations report. Graduates have identified a diverse range of full-time jobs, graduate school programs, volunteer pursuits and travel experiences. Discovering where previous students have landed in their first destination after graduation reveals the variety of opportunities available for liberal arts graduates. See the links below for information from the most recent First Destinations Report:

2012 First Destinations Report: PDF | ISSUU