Education, Counseling, & Youth Development Community

Did you miss the Education Policy Trek to D.C.?

Julia Thompson – April 5th, 2017

Didn’t get a chance to make the Education Policy Trek up to D.C. on March 24? Don’t worry! Here’s a quick summary of what went down…


We first met with members of the American Youth Policy Forum, a nonpartisan convener that brings policymakers, practitioners, and researchers together to frame issues, inform policy, and create conversation about improving education and young people's lives.

Didn't Get Into Your Major of Choice? Don't Worry!

Melvin Walker – March 29th, 2017

Speaking from experience, not getting into your major of choice may seem like the end of the world BUT it is not. I know many of you have heard, “Major does not equal career”. This statement could not be truer. Declaring a major is only one part of your career path and through your major you take classes that interest you. Because you are taking classes that interest you, your GPA can only improve and you will gain transferable skills (e.g improving written communication, public speaking, etc).

Be a Literacy Lab Tutor: Serve 11 Months, Shape a Lifetime

Julia Thompson – March 15th, 2017

The Literacy Lab places rigorously trained, full-time tutors in high-need preschools and elementary schools, helping close the resource gap for schools so they can close the literacy gap for students. Literacy Lab tutors work full-time for one year with school staff and literacy experts to implement structured, evidence-based interventions with age 3 to grade 3 students on a daily basis. 

Internship Opportunity with the Library of Virginia

Julia Thompson – March 13th, 2017

The Institute for Public History at UVA has internships available for this summer in Richmond, VA. Positions are paid, and require 300 hours of work. Note that housing is not provided. Undergrads, May 2017 graduates, and graduate students are all eligible to apply. All majors are welcome to apply as well.

LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA -- Richmond, VA -- Online collections management and women's history research 

Teaching at Independent Schools

Julia Thompson – March 13th, 2017

Interested in Teaching at Independent Schools? Peter Hufnagel, Dean of Faculty at the Miller School of Albemarle, will give a talk on independent schools--what is distinctive about teaching at such schools (especially boarding schools) and what they look for in applicants. 

WHEN: Friday, March 24 at 2:00 PM

WHERE: Faculty Lounge on the second floor of Bryan Hall (Room 229)

SPEAKER: Peter Hufagel, Dean of Faculty at the Miller School of Albemarle

Cultivating Personal and Professional Mindfulness

Christie Julien – March 9th, 2017

From UVA Today

Companies from Google to Ford have begun offering mindfulness courses to their employees, arguing that the benefits – more productive, engaged and healthier employees – far outweigh the costs.

At the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, marketing professor David Mick teaches a popular “Wisdom and Well-Being” course equipping business students with philosophical concepts and mindfulness practices that could improve their personal and professional lives.