The Center for Career and Professional Development in the UC offers many resources for UMW students and recent graduates. Some of those most useful to English and other humanities majors include workshops on various aspects of job hunting, print resources on careers and graduate programs, internship opportunities, and opportunities for networking with UMW alums. That office also maintains online services for job-hunting.
Workshops may include internships, resume writing, mock interviews, and interview skills. The on-campus recruiting program often attracts employers looking for business and technical majors, but some recruit English majors. Academic and Career Services also offers programs on graduate school, careers in the non-profit sector, minority student careers, and other special programs. See the list of upcoming events on the Center’s website.
Books available in the Career library include both general titles like Great Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors or Teaching English Abroad and more specific guidebooks like Career Opportunities in Advertising and Public Relations or Opportunities in Journalism Careers. A selection of guidebooks is also available online. Students are welcome to come browse at any time.
To make an appointment with a career counselor call 540-654-5646 or drop by the center near the living room of the UC.