Thank you for visiting the Career Services website for information on how you can contribute to your child’s success as well as other UMW student’s success post-graduation. Please take a moment to explore all of the resources and services that Career Services offers by reviewing our website. Students are invited to visit Career Services during publicized walk-in hours, to use the career resource room, or to schedule an individual appointment with a career counselor.
- Career Development Plan
- Freshman Survival Tips
- What Can I Do With A Major in…?
- Where Do UMW Students Intern?
Ways To Be Involved
We welcome the involvement of parents in assisting current UMW students with their career planning process. In fact, we depend on an active group of alumni and friends of Mary Washington to provide “real world” contacts for our students. Even if you live far away or don’t have much time, we have programs you can participate in.
- Serve as an Eagle Mentor or provide an informational interview to a student
- Participate in the Externship Program
- List internship and full-time positions for UMW students
Eagle Mentoring – Alumni and friends of the University can become an Eagle Mentor in order to provide career related information to UMW students. Eagle Connections, UMW is a LinkedIn group for students and alumni that are seeking career advice, looking for internship, externship, job or informational interviewing opportunities, are researching certain regions or industries, or are searching for information about graduate school programs. You can decide who and how many UMW students you would like to mentor and you can choose your communication method (email, phone or in-person).
Externship Program – This program allows you to sponsor a student in a short -term, shadowing experience at your workplace. Ranging from one to five days, this experience may involve the student in a brief project or simply expose them to your organization. Please contact us if you are interested in sponsoring an extern.
Internship Program – You may have even taken advantage of this program when you were a student. We can list internships free of charge on our web site and allow you to search candidate resumes via the same site. Visit the Employer page for more information.
Full-Time Positions – Of course you know what great employees UMW graduates make, so if you or your company have full-time positions to fill, why not post the position with us! Similar to listing an internship, and also free of charge, visit the Employer page or call 540/654-1022 for more information.