International Students

Connecting your Student Organization to your Future: VISAS

Kaitlyn Diaz – October 29th, 2017

Check out this week’s spotlight on Volunteers with International Students, Staff, and Scholars (VISAS), a special status organization, featuring Elma Adusei. Learn how your participation in VISAS can lead to the development of interpersonal and leadership skills and prepare you for your future career. Elma is a third-year undergraduate double majoring in Global Studies with a concentration in Global Public Health and Foreign Affairs while minoring in African-American and African Affairs. Read on to learn Elma’s journey with VISAS.


What is VISAS?

LSAC's Discover Law Day & Pre-Law Pipeline Program

Melvin Walker – October 24th, 2017

LSAC's Discover Law Day 

The University of Houston Law Center will be hosting its Discover Law Day open to all racially and ethnically diverse students in their first two years of college. LSAC's Discover Law Day is designed to introduce students to law school, the legal profession and the benefits of DiscoverLaw.org. It is free of charge to attend. The intenerary is as follows: 

Friday, November 17, 2017

University of Houston Law Center

How to Optimize your GradConnection Global Job/Internship Search

Wendy Fan – October 18th, 2017

GradConnection is a great supplement for students looking for jobs/internships abroad as well as a platform for international students searching for home opportunities. This job/internship search portal is a paid-for subscription by UVA and completely free for students. This guide is designed to help you optimize your GradConnection experience and complement your search for an international career.

VA State Bar Young Lawyers Conference - Hampton Roads Minority Pre-Law Conference - 10/14

Melvin Walker – October 3rd, 2017

William and Mary Law School
Saturday, 10/14
9:00 AM

The conference will give you an insider's perspective to all aspects of law school and career opportunities in the legal profession. Learn more about:

  • Whether law school is right for you
  • Applying to law school
  • Paying for law school

The conference will include a mock law school class and presentations by current law school students, distinguished attorneys, law school professors, and law school admissions counselors.

Fall 2017 Hampton Roads Minority Pre-Law Conference

Melvin Walker – September 28th, 2017

The conference will give you an insider’s perspective to all aspects of law school and career opportunities in the legal profession. You will gain insight on many things including: whether law school is the right choice for you, applying to law school, and paying for law school.

Location: William & Mary Law School

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM

International Students: Interested in Working in the U.S.? Do You Require Work Authorization or Employer Sponsorship?

Dreama Johnson – September 1st, 2017

If this is you, going to a career fair and searching Handshake for jobs can be frustrating at times because you may not be sure which companies are open to hiring international students. With our new platform, Handshake...

Global Health Mentorship Opportunity

Hannah Guffey – August 31st, 2017

In celebration of Global Health Month, the Center for Global Health (CGH) is hosting the Global Health Dinner Series for UVA students over the span of three weeks. The Center’s goals are to promote engagement and interest in global health as a field. The dinners will focus on mentorship and methodology, meaning that there will be opportunities to connect with faculty and to become aware of the various resources within UVA and globally.

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