New Year Career Planning and ECO's Response to the Fall Check-in Survey

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Hello Majors,
I hope you've had a chance to relax over the winter break. It's a new year with opportunities and possibilities ahead of you. Below I've curated some resources to help you launch your semester's activities, many of which were requested by our majors through our end-of-semester check-in survey. To that end, the winners of the survey drawing will be contacted this week! Thank you for sharing your experiences and ideas.

Research and Self Assessment Tools (What May I Like to Do?)
What Can I Do with this Major?
PathwayU (Specific job titles are given along with your personality assessment, work culture preferences, and values)
ECO Self-Assessment  and More (Scroll to Self-Discovery)
Candid Career Videos (Short Videos with Alum Interviews)
ECO YouTube Channel (Career Videos of Alumni Panels)
ECO Alum Spotlights
What Do Econ Majors Do after Graduation? (Outcomes)
Virginia Alumni Mentor Network Database for Informational Interviewing

Job Search Guides:
Hoos Career Guide
Picture Your Career 
How to Use Handshake Effectively 
How to Maximize Your Use of Handshake( (There's a lot in there!)
     Tip: Update Your Handshake Profile at the Start of Each Semester and Update Your Resume
CareerShift (Inside Handshake "Resources)
Vault Career Guides (For Exploration, inside Econ Career Office Collab)
Job Boards for Econ Majors
ECO's Job Board 

Undergraduate Research Resources

Part-Time Work 
UVA Part-time Jobs Fair
Handshake - search by part-time filter and on campus
Charlottesville part-time listings
Center for Non Profit Excellence in Charlottesville

Gaining Experience/Internships/Micro-Internships 
Catalyst (New from the College of A&S! 
The Catalyst program will help you apply the power of your UVA education to your job, your life, and your community. It will teach you how to utilize and describe the capabilities you’ve developed at UVA – including clear analysis, astute synthesis, effective communication, ethical judgment, complex problem-solving and more. You’ll also develop your capacities for leadership and collaboration, as well as in-demand skills tailored to your particular career interests.
Internship Placement Program
Parker Dewey (Micro-Internships)
Case Competitions with MindSumo (Win money and build a network.)
iLab at UVA (Entrepreneur skills-training and experience)
LinkedIn Learning (A LInkedIn account is required for access.)
Forge - Career Accelerator with Skills-Based Learning and Embedded Internships
Propel - Project-Based Learning at UVA
Virginia Alumni Mentor Bridges Projects (Micro-Internships)

Pre-doctoral Preparation Resources
ECO Collab Pre-Doc Programs
Applying for Pre-Doc Programs
Applying for Research Assistant Programs
Pursuing a Grad Degree in Economics

Other Grad Programs for Econ Majors (Scroll to Graduate School)