3rd 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!

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. 

Global Alumna Profile: Dena O'Brien

Genevieve Agar – March 15th, 2017

UVA alumni span the globe in a variety of career industries and geographic locations. One such alumna is Dena O'Brien: originally from Pelham, Alabama, Dena graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology. She was also a Track and Cross Country athlete during her time at UVA. Since graduation, Dena has created a life for herself outside of the United States.

What's your experience working abroad?

Finding an Alternative Major (Major Exploration Series)

Amber Wang – March 15th, 2017

At UVA, there are many majors that do not require a selective process in order to declare them, and there are some majors or tracks that do. Whether or not you receive acceptance into your first choice major programs, it is a wise course of action to plan for alternative majors that can help you get onto the career path that you want. Check out the three steps to finding the best alternative majors for you!

A Visual Guide To Statistics

Yuyan Zhang – March 15th, 2017

A Brown University student creates math lessons for the more visually inclined among us.

Statisticians are one of the fastest growing jobs in the country—and for good reason. "As data becomes more and more a part of people’s lives, statistics is becoming more a part of people's lives," says Daniel Kunin, a Brown University student who's created an interactive textbook for introductory statistics classes in high school and college. "It is a dense topic that a lot of people want to learn more about and either haven’t had the time or don’t have access to formal education."

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