Welcome to the Center for Engineering Career Development

Welcome to the Center for Engineering Career Development (CECD) at the University of Virginia. We provide comprehensive career development services for all engineering students from first year through graduate level, including engineering alumni. Additionally, our office serves as a resource for information on industry trends, the job market and recruiting results for our students, employers, parents, and faculty.

24-hour Resources

CECD is open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. If you need career-related assistance outside of office hours, take advantage of several 24-hour resources:

  • Tips, strategies, and handouts from our website and from the University Career Services website
  • 20+ handouts on the wall outside of our office in the A-Wing of Thornton Hall

Walk-in Hours

Mondays and Tuesdays:

Wednesdays and Thursdays:

Drop by Thornton A115 during walk-in hours for a resume or cover letter review or for quick tips and advice! Need longer than 15 minutes? Prefer a different time? Stop by Thornton A115 or email engineeringcareers@virginia.edu to schedule a 30 or 60-minute appointment.

University Career Services also offers walk-in advising assistance. Check the website for a list of times.

Resume Assistance
Use the Resume Career Prep Packet (available online to the left or as a printed handout at our office) to guide you as you draft and develop your resume. Visit us during walk-in hours (see above) or schedule an individual appointment for a resume review.

Resume Drop off
Drop off a draft of your resume, cover letter, and thank-you letters at A115 Thornton Hall and we promise to have it available for pickup by the end of the following work day! If you would like to review your resume in detail with one of us in person, schedule an individual appointment or have your resume critiqued during walk-in hours.

CAVLink is your resource for full-time jobs, part-time jobs, and internships posted by employers specifically for U.Va. students. All U.Va. students and alumni have access to the general job postings through the CAVLink system. Register for an account today, complete your profile, and upload your resume!

On-Grounds Interviewing Orientation
If you have not yet completed the On-Grounds Interviewing Orientation and are interested in taking advantage of the On-Grounds Interviewing program through CAVLink, plan to complete the orientation soon! The orientation can be found online and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Employer Presentations
Some employers will be coming on-Grounds to conduct presentations. Please check the UCS Calendar for upcoming employer presentations, and remember to click "show employer presentation" in the upper right-hand corner. You will also be able to view the employer presentations in your CAVLink account.

CandidCareer.com is the premier provider of thousands of informational video interviews with real professionals through an easy to use website. Our notion is that we can all learn from the experiences of others. Our site is dedicated to providing the inside scoop on careers so our viewers will be informed and ready for what lies ahead.

Contact Us
Phone: 434-924-3050
Fax: 434-924-7913
Email: engineeringcareers@virginia.edu

School of Engineering
University of Virginia
Thornton Hall A115
351 McCormick Road
PO Box 400234
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4234

U.Va. Engineering Career Events Calendar