For many international students, career fairs may seem a bit strange or difficult to navigate, but they are one of the most valuable resources in the United State for college students who are searching for jobs and internships.
What is a Career Fair?
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).
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.
University students are eager to find opportunities either due to genuine interests or peer pressure. Finding internships is one of the lingering topics among students, and students who secure internships will be asked frequently by peers of how they find those internships. Doing internships almost becomes a default that students have to do some time during college years. While one needs working experience to build the resume, it has more long-term effects to think about what internships could do for you than only focusing on the quantity of things you do.
The mission of the LGBTQ Center is to foster the development of LGBTQ students, faculty, staff, alumni, and allies. Founded under the Office of the Dean of Students in 2001, with generous financial support from the Serpentine Society, the LGBTQ Center works to raise awareness and inclusion of sexual and gender diversities through programs, outreach, and services that support the advancement of the LGBTQ community.
Below is an update from the Partnership for Public Service (April 2017):
"For students who may be thinking about federal jobs and wondering how the hiring freeze impacts them, we want to highlight a few key points. The hiring freeze remains in place, with a longer-term plan to reduce the size of the federal workforce due from the Office of Personnel Management and the Office of Management and Budget by the end of April.
We'll get right to it. This semester we are so excited to host several companies for a one-of-a-kind mixer right before Valentine's Day:
Biotech Speed Dating
Who knows, you might find your match :). Speak one-on-one with representatives from a diverse group of local biotech companies on February 13th. Explore future career possibilities and make connections with leading professionals.
When: Monday, February 13th
Time: 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Boylan Heights, 102 14th St. NW
Represented Companies Include:
The Office of Global Internships is excited to announce that it has begun posting internship opportunities for summer 2017 on Handshake. Positions are available in a diversity of fields, including architecture, marketing, education, international community development, and many others. Locations range from Belgium to India, Morocco to China, Argentina to Indonesia. Of special note is our new UVA 6-credit internship program in Shanghai for non-Chinese speakers! Application deadlines vary, and additional positions will be rolled out in the coming days.
Innovators in the health tech space today are betting that by leveraging data and technology, we can finally make progress on some of America's most difficult health challenges — tough problems like cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke, which together account for 7 in 10 deaths and 86 percent of the nation's overall health costs.