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Achieving Success in the Law Application Process Program

Jessica Bowers – March 25th, 2018

When Identified weekends in June, July, August

Where Washington, DC; Manhattan, NY; San Francisco, CA; Houston, TX; and Chicago, IL

How

Preparing talented, motivated, yet underrepresented students to successfully gain admission to and succeed in law school. The ASAP program curriculum will focus on aspects of the law school application process that are commonly overlooked or undervalued by students when applying to law school:

Hack Diversity with HackCville!

Christie Julien – March 23rd, 2018

UVA Hacking Diversity--a FREE Tom Tom Festival event--is a coding hackathon exclusively for women, African-Americans, Latinos/Latinas, and other underrepresented groups. Come for the community, the coding, the food, and the swag. Cash prizes/gift cards for the best hacks.

When: April 14th, at the Jefferson School's African-American Heritage Center in Charlottesville, VA

 

Connect With These Amazing Companies at Identity Diversity and Your Career

Christie Julien – March 20th, 2018

Join us Wednesday, April 4th from 5-7 pm in the Newcomb Ballroom as we welcome Dean Gates and UVA Alum Oris Stuart (Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Office at the National Basketball Association) to have a critical conversation about the intersection of diversity and career. Join other students and employers like JP Morgan, the CIA, Capital One, APT, Cvent, EY, and others in #RealTalk conversations and interactive design-thinking exercises about identity/diversity and the workforce. Check out who's coming below:

VA-NC Alliance Undergraduate Research Symposium - Attend for Free

Christie Julien – March 12th, 2018

The VA-NC Alliance is hosting its annual undergraduate research symposium, March 23rd – 24th at Virginia Tech.  This year’s theme is "Fostering Innovation and Excellence in STEM."  I am writing to ask if you would encourage your STEM undergraduates to participate.  Students may attend as an observer or a presenter.  Individuals can register for free at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_41SVBtYRDXA0UzH

 

Northern Virginia Minority Pre-Law Conference

Jessica Bowers – February 20th, 2018

Saturday, April 7, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
George Mason University

The Minority Pre-Law Conference is designed to educate prospective law students about the opportunities in the legal profession, with the ultimate goal of increasing diversity.

Conference topics include:

  • Law School Admissions
  • Studying for the LSAT
  • Pre-Law School Programs
  • Legal Careers
  • Special Guest Speaker: Donald M. Temple

Breakfast and lunch provided.
Questions? Contact novaylc@gmail.com

The Most Diverse Cities to Find a Job

Katharine McDonough – February 12th, 2018

In order to find the best cities for diveristy in STEM, SmartAsset.com compiled a list of cities with the largest STEM workforce. They analyzed the industry to see who had the largest racial and gender diveristy. Check out their methodolgies through this link and the top ten below.  You can also take a look at the numbers from 2016 to see how the landscape has changed.

UVA Career IDEAs Externship Program: New City Arts

Christie Julien – February 8th, 2018

Victoria Armstrong, UVA Career IDEAs Extern

Over this January externship at New City Arts Initiative in Charlottesville, Virginia, I had the opportunity to learn more about how a non-profit arts organization is run.  New City Arts Initiative is an amazing organization that links together art and community in ways I did not know possible. My name is Victoria Armstrong and I'm a UVA Career IDEAs Extern.

UVA Career IDEAs Externship Program: George Washington University Miliken Institute School of Public Health

Christie Julien – February 8th, 2018

Cristalle Madray Career IDEAs Extern

Though the duration of my externship was only three days, I learned a lot, not only about the roles of admissions team, but also about all that GWSPH has to offer students seeking a graduate degree in one of the 30+ programs offered.  After obtaining unique insight into a school of public health, I am now more confident in my pursuit of a Masters in Public Health and a future career in the field. My name is Cristalle Madray, and I'm a UVA Career IDEAs Extern.

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