Majors

Apply to the Latinx Leadership Institute (LLI) program

Kaitlyn Diaz – October 29th, 2017

The Latinx Leadership Institute serves as a leadership development program to empower Hispanic/Latinx students in maximizing opportunities at UVA and beyond. By joining this organization as a participant, you will enhance your professional skills, learn about the complexities of the Hispanic/Latinx culture, and learn how to use your leadership potential to create action. Third year undergraduate Hector Quijano is serving as the Latinx Leadership Institute’s first Executive Director. The six-week program will launch this upcoming spring. 

The Business of Saving Nature in Costa Rica COMM 4589

Humna Sharif – October 8th, 2017

There are many pathways that a student can take to include sustainability in their academics. If you are a student interested in learning more about how economic development, business practices and conservation of biodiversity interact with each other then this study abroad course is perfect for you. The Business of Saving Nature COMM 4589 is a 2018 spring break study abroad course that will take place in Costa Rica.

FOCUS 2

FOCUS 2 Career is an online assessment tool designed for you to complete a number of self-assessments and independently explore related academic majors and occupations. There are five self-assessments you can complete that provide you with personal insight related to your: work and leisure interests, values, skills, and personality characteristics. Your assessment results are matched to occupations and supporting majors at the University of Virginia that you can research and determine if you're interested in exploring these options further.

Career Exploration Workshops

How do I choose a major? How do I know that a major is right for me? How do I figure out what my interests and skills are?  How should I begin exploring career possibilities?

These are some of the kinds of questions that Career Counselors will often receive from First and Second Year students during a Career Counseling appointment.  If you've ever caught yourself wondering these things, or are curious about these questions, then you might consider joining a Career Exploration Workshop.

How-To Guide for Finding a Major (Major Exploration Series)

UVA Career Center – March 22nd, 2017

“The majority of people who went to college do not end up in a career related to their major, meaning 10 years from now your major might be just a word on your diploma.” Genevieve Agar (CLAS '17, Economics)

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!

Genevieve Agar: How I Reconciled Creative Arts with Economics (Major Exploration Series)

UVA Career Center – March 22nd, 2017

“The majority of people who went to college do not end up in a career related to their major, meaning 10 years from now your major might be just a word on your diploma.” Genevieve Agar (CLAS '17, Economics)

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.

Finding an Alternative Major (Major Exploration Series)

UVA Career Center – March 15th, 2017

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!

Tiffani Kennedy: How I Chose My Interdisciplinary Major (Major Exploration Series)

UVA Career Center – March 14th, 2017

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.

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