2nd Year

How-To Guide for Finding a Major (Major Exploration Series)

Amber Wang – March 22nd, 2017

“The majority of people who went to college do not end up in a career related to their major, meaning 10 years from now your major might be just a word on your diploma.” Genevieve Agar (CLAS '17, Economics)

As the spring semester draws closer to its end, many university students might be wondering about how they can choose their ideal major. By doing your share of the research ahead of time, you can avoid the possible headaches that might come in the future with making a hasty decision. See how you can make an informed major choice using these tips!

Second Year Women in Finance at Jefferies Opportunity

Rachel Ross – March 22nd, 2017

Jefferies is excited to invite females in the class of 2019 from all college majors to apply and spend an immersive day with us. We will provide an opportunity to meet professionals across divisions and experience a day in the life at a global Investment Bank.

Inspiring Women for Finance Symposium

  • When: June 16, 2017
  • Where: 520 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022

Apply by April 21, 2017:

Please email your resume along with an essay (300 words or less) on the following topic:

Genevieve Agar: How I Reconciled Creative Arts with an Econ Major (Major Exploration Series)

Amber Wang – March 22nd, 2017

“The majority of people who went to college do not end up in a career related to their major, meaning 10 years from now your major might be just a word on your diploma.” Genevieve Agar (CLAS '17, Economics)

A common dilemma some students may face when deciding their major(s) is whether or not they should choose something that aligns with their passion or choose something that will be practical. Read about how one of our Career Peer Educators, Genevieve Agar (CLAS ‘17, Economics), did just this during her nontraditional undergraduate experience.

What's It Like to Intern in India? Ask a UVA student

Genevieve Agar – March 22nd, 2017

My name is Heather Thompson, and I am a third-year student in the School of Arts and Sciences. I'm doubling in Foreign Affairs and Economics, and I'll be graduating this spring. My primary involvement at UVA is definitely rugby. I started playing my first year and absolutely love it. Now I'm also match secretary for the rugby team. I also am in Phi Alpha Delta (the pre-law fraternity), and volunteer with Campus Kitchen. Outside of school, I work for the Papers of George Washington and at Splendora's downtown. 

Application Essay & Personal Statement Workshop, 3/31

Sophia Naide – March 20th, 2017

Want help with your personal statement or application essays? The UVA Writing Center is hosting a free Application Essay & Personal Statement Workshop. The workshop will take place Friday, March 31, 2-4pm at 229 Bryan Hall. You'll be able to get advice from a panel of writing tutors, complete generative writing exercises, and work with a tutor on your current draft. Whether you're a fourth-year applying to graduate school, a second-year applying to a major or school (e.g.

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