Student Career Support

Pursue Your Career With Confidence

Your Batten education is unique. Your career should be, too. Batten’s Career Services team helps students and alumni build the foundation they need to succeed in the world of public policy.

We can help you evaluate your strengths and determine your path—whether you are interested in full-time employment, an internship, or graduate school. We also work closely with key employers to facilitate partnerships and meaningful networking opportunities. Our career services are targeted to the unique needs of Batten students and include:

  • Strategic career coaching
  • Resume and cover letter reviews
  • Mock interviews
  • Career events and connections with industry professionals and mentors
  • Offer-negotiation assistance
  • Job search tools

How Can We Help You?

Find resources and assistance to prepare you for professional success.

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We offer industry-focused career events, developmental programs, and more.

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Student Portal

The Batten Student Portal is your one-stop shop for career, academic, and student resources.


Explore professional opportunities with great companies with the Handshake recruiting tool geared specifically to students.

UVA Career Center

You can also take advantage of the university’s career counseling, exploration workshops, and industry-tailored career communities.