2nd Year

How to close the tech-job gap for minorities and low-income earners

UVA Career Center – April 26th, 2017

Last year, White House economists predicted that low-income workers — those who make less than $20 an hour — face the highest probability of losing their jobs to robots. But people of color are especially at risk: an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released a report last year finding that just about 8 percent of tech-sector jobs are held by Hispanics and 7.4 percent by African-Americans.

But there are some organizations out there trying to close the gap and make sure low-income workers and people of color aren’t displaced by robots and automation.

Quiet off-Grounds study space: Morven Farms Reading Days May 3rd, 10am-4pm

UVA Career Center – April 26th, 2017

Morven Farms Reading Days

May 3rd, 10am-4pm

791 Morven Dr. Charlottesville, VA 22902

Looking for a quiet place off-Grounds to study for finals? Morven Farms, a University owned property, is opening its doors to students on May 3rd. So grab a couple friends and carpool out to the venue to study in the illustrious gardens of one of Charlottesville's hidden gems! 

What am I Going to Do This Summer?

Melvin Walker – April 26th, 2017

The spring 2017 semester is almost over. As a second year, I know many of you all, my fellow classmates, are worried about what you will be doing this summer. Many of you all are probably asking yourselves questions such as: “Should I get an internship?”, “Should I work?”, “Should I study abroad?”, “Should I take a summer course in Charlottesville?”, and the list goes on. The summer is a time to first relax after a hard spring semester and second to pursue anything of interest to you. Here is a list of potential things you can do:

China Insight Trek: A Tale of Two Cities

UVA Career Center – April 24th, 2017

We would like to invite you to the “China Insight” Trek this coming July, with a focus on business and economy.

Held by World Youth Development Forum, “China Insight” Trek has been hold for over 10 years. In the past, we visited the State Council, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Commerce, Development and Reform Commission, the Bank of China, Alibaba, Didi, etc. We also met many high-level state and business leaders, such as the Vice Premier of PRC, the Governor of People’s Bank of China, Vice President of Alibaba, Vice President of China Development Bank; etc.

COMM 1559 Exploring the World of Business

UVA Career Center – April 13th, 2017

The Career Center’s Business Community is partnering with the Comm School to offer a 1-week long, 1 credit course in Washington D.C. to help students explore the world of business through company visits, alumni mentors, and hands-on cases.  This course is a residential course in DC. Students will be housed at Catholic University. Due to the case projects and evening assignments, students are required to stay in housing provided through UVA. There is a $650 course fee that includes all room and board associated with the course.

 

Last Minute Summer Plans

Mengjia Luo – April 10th, 2017

Still unsure of your summer plans? No worries! There are plenty of opportunities left for you, regardless of what you are interested in.

Charlottesville Area

In general, Handshake is your best friend! There are still plenty of opportunities posted on the website. Use the filter function to find what is the best for you. Have coding chops? Our local startup Center for Open Science, is still up for hiring summer developer interns! https://jobs.lever.co/cos/b50ccb99-e5b8-40cf-abc2-b0aecf440789

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