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!
A common misconception some students may have when deciding their major(s) is thinking they need to choose between something that aligns with their "passion" and something that will be considered "practical." Read about how one of our Career Peer Educators, Genevieve Agar (CLAS ‘17, Economics), proved this myth wrong during her nontraditional undergraduate experience.
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!
When students are choosing a major, they might usually be drawn to specific disciplines such as Psychology, Engineering, Biology, or etc. However, many might not realize that they may have the option to pursue a more unconventional route. One of our Career Peer Educators, Tiffani Kennedy (CLAS ‘17, Interdisciplinary Major - Cultural Studies and Communication) was initially in such a situation. Keep reading to see how she came to create her own Interdisciplinary Major Program through a tale of redirection and success.
For many students, spring break can feel like a long awaited respite from a hectic semester. For parents, spring break can seem like an opportune time for students to take advantage of a lull in their studies and focus on the future. The following are just a few ideas for how to engage your student in more career related activities over break.
If you're a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year trying to decide on a major OR trying to find an internship and don't know where to look or even begin...this is the event for you! At Internships, Majors, and More, you'll find employers, alumni, graduate school admissions representatives, Association Deans, Career Community leaders, AND free food from Zoe's Kitchen!
Don't miss out on this opportunity to get answers to all of your questions about majors, resumes, and what you could do this summer!
“It just opens the door to meeting top level executives and getting your name out there”
Emmanuel Torres The University of Arizona (Ray Greenly Scholarship Recipient 13')
The Ray Greenly Scholarship is sponsored by the NRF (National Retail Federation).
Diversity is meant to be celebrated, appreciated and actively pursued. This is a sentiment that is well understood by the financial advisers at Morgan Stanley. At Morgan Stanley, “we strive to build an organization that is diverse in experience and background, reflecting our standards or integrity and excellence”. In accordance with this, the company is offering a series of Spring Diversity Programs to Undergraduate students.