UCS Program Request

Students, Faculty and Staff

Would you like for University Career Services (UCS) to come to your organization, class, or event and make a presentation? Programs typically last 45 minutes and when combined with an overview of UCS programs and services may last up to 1 hour. Please keep in mind program request forms need to be received two weeks prior to the proposed program date.

A UCS staff member will contact you to follow up on your request. You may request a specific UCS staff member in the comments section. Presentations are conducted by UCS staff and/or our highly trained Career Peer Educators.

Available Topics

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Getting Started

What Can UCS Do for Me? request this program
Unsure of the services and resources provided by UCS? This program highlights the resources available at UCS such as major advising, career/graduate school exploration, and internship/job search support. In this workshop you will develop a plan for how to utilize UCS throughout your time at U.Va. Pro tip: The earlier you visit UCS the easier it is to get that internship or job you want down the road.
Choosing A Major: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Select the Major Right for Me request this program
Did you know that 67% of 2013 U.Va. graduates work in fields that are hardly related to their majors? If you don’t know what to major in you’re statistically in line with your peers. This workshop will cover resources which will assist students to make connections from their academic major to a wide variety of careers. Presenters will also introduce resources to help students explore these careers.

Marketing Your Story: Developing Professional Materials and Effective Strategies to Maximize Your Brand

Resume Writing: Make Your Resume Stand Out request this program
Did you know that employers spend an average of 15 - 30 seconds reviewing a resume? Make yours stand out! Learn what recruiters look for in a resume and how you can improve your resume content and formatting to catch their interest. If you have one, bring a copy of your resume.
Health Professions Resume Writing: Paging Dr. Resume request this program
Health Professions Students: Are you wondering how to highlight your volunteer, shadowing, research and healthcare experience on your resume? This workshop will review the basics on how to tailor your resume for opportunities in the health professions.
Cover Letters that Get You the Interview request this program
Cover letters are one of the most important aspects of a job or internship application and one of the hardest to get right. This workshop will teach you how to write a cover letter that keeps a recruiter interested and wanting more (i.e. giving you an interview)! Additionally, Thank You note and other professional correspondence etiquette will be covered in detail.
Hoo Are You Online? Creating a Professional Presence on LinkedIn request this program
Are potential employers paying attention to your online presence? Yes! Developing a LinkedIn Profile is one way you can begin creating your professional brand online. In this workshop you will learn how to make your LinkedIn profile a selling point rather than stumbling block. Presenters will share information on how to establish and improve your profile, utilize search features to find and connect with alums and potential employers and draft professional messages to future contacts.
So, tell me about yourself: Understanding and Acing the Interview request this program
The greatest asset for interviewing is knowing how to prepare. This workshop will help you begin thinking about common interview questions and responses, what to take with you to the interview and who to send a Thank You note to afterwards. From a firm handshake to a strong closing statement, you’ll be well on your way to interview success.

Starting the Job/ Internship Search

86% of 2013 U.Va. grads had an internship prior to graduation. Internship experience is increasingly becoming an essential part of a resume. So where can you find an internship? This workshop will introduce you to the search tools on MyUCS and CAVLink to help you find listed opportunities. It will also give you an idea of how to approach an employer about other experiences not officially listed as internships. Don’t waste your time on Google; learn how to find the internship you want quickly and efficiently!
Are you a 4th year tired of hearing: “What are you doing next year?” Instead of saying “uhhh.. I don’t know,” start finding jobs! This workshop will introduce you to UCS resources and tools (MyUCS and CAVLink) to set actionable goals for job searching and make the entire process more focused and efficient.
How to Ace a Career Fair request this program
Planning to attend an upcoming career fair? What do you say? Who do you talk to? What do you wear? This session will provide strategies for marketing yourself to recruiters and the opportunity to develop and practice your “elevator pitch.” With these tips you’ll be ready to walk into any career fair with confidence.
Resume Writing: Make Your Resume Stand Out request this program
Did you know that employers spend an average of 15 - 30 seconds reviewing a resume? Make yours stand out! Learn what recruiters look for in a resume and how you can improve your resume content and formatting to catch their interest. If you have one, bring a copy of your resume.
Health Professions Resume Writing: Paging Dr. Resume request this program
Health Professions Students: Are you wondering how to highlight your volunteer, shadowing, research and healthcare experience on your resume? This workshop will review the basics on how to tailor your resume for opportunities in the health professions.
Cover Letters that Get You the Interview request this program
Cover letters are one of the most important aspects of a job or internship application and one of the hardest to get right. This workshop will teach you how to write a cover letter that keeps a recruiter interested and wanting more (i.e. giving you an interview)! Additionally, Thank You note and other professional correspondence etiquette will be covered in detail.
Hoo Are You Online? Creating a Professional Presence on LinkedIn request this program
Are potential employers paying attention to your online presence? Yes! Developing a LinkedIn Profile is one way you can begin creating your professional brand online. In this workshop you will learn how to make your LinkedIn profile a selling point rather than stumbling block. Presenters will share information on how to establish and improve your profile, utilize search features to find and connect with alums and potential employers and draft professional messages to future contacts.
So, tell me about yourself: Understanding and Acing the Interview request this program
The greatest asset for interviewing is knowing how to prepare. This workshop will help you begin thinking about common interview questions and responses, what to take with you to the interview and who to send a Thank You note to afterwards. From a firm handshake to a strong closing statement, you’ll be well on your way to interview success.

Graduate & Professional School Prep

Finding & Applying to Grad Schools: A Master Plan request this program
There are thousands of graduate schools out there. This workshop will provide criteria to consider when deciding whether to apply, where to apply and a timeline for getting started. Additionally, job opportunities and paths after graduate school will be discussed.
Health Professions Resume Writing: Paging Dr. Resume request this program
Health Professions Students: Are you wondering how to highlight your volunteer, shadowing, research and healthcare experience on your resume? This workshop will review the basics on how to tailor your resume for opportunities in the health professions.

Need a program on a topic other than those listed here? Contact us for more information about creating a customized program for your group.

UCS Program Sponsorship

UCS can help you publicize your upcoming program or event. If you have an upcoming event, please contact us for more information on how we can support your event through publicity on our social media platforms, newsletters and in our office on our waiting area monitors. Events must be directly related to the career development of University students.