Economics Undergraduate Career Forum

Winnie Tsao – March 20th, 2017

Please join the department of economics as we welcome back alumni and other guests with undergraduate economics degrees to share their career stories with you and provide tips and advice about your internship and job research. Meet these guests at panels and office hours. You must sign up to reserve your spot. All programs, except the evening reception, are casual dress. We look forward to seeing you there!

Date: Friday, March 24

Location: Monroe 130

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University of Baltimore School of Law Summer Program

Winnie Tsao – March 20th, 2017

The Charles Hamilton Houston Scholars Program at the University of Baltimore School of Law builds on the University’s commitment to diversity by educating, enriching and empowering underrepresented students in the spirit of Houston’s own values. Scholars develop the tools they need to be successful academically while learning about the legal profession through field trips, guest speakers and job shadowing.  Weekly workshops designed and conducted by legal experts help empower students to meet and overcome these challenges.

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

Amber Wang – 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.

Florida State University College of Law Donald J. Weidner Summer for Undergraduates Program

Winnie Tsao – March 14th, 2017

The application process simulates that for law school admissions, requiring a resume, letter of recommendation, and personal statement, in addition to the online application.  The selection team does not stipulate a particular major/minor or minimum academic credentials; ALL are welcome to apply. 

Application deadline:  Friday, March 24
Program Date:May 15 – June 8  

Northern Virginia Minority Pre-Law Conference

Winnie Tsao – March 14th, 2017

The Virginia State Bar's Young Lawyers Conference would like to invite you to attend the Northern Virginia Minority Pre-Law Conference being held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School.

As you may know from years past, the conference is designed to educate students about the opportunities in the legal profession with the goal of increasing diversity.  The conference will include a law school admissions fair and a number of speakers and panels to discuss LSAT preparation, law school admissions, and much more.

Strategies for Success on the LSAT

Winnie Tsao – March 6th, 2017

Law schools rely on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) when making admission decisions and allocating many types of scholarship aid. This webinar will offer an informative overview of the LSAT, suggestions for creating an effective LSAT preparation plan, and recommendations for optimizing performance on the LSAT. Following the 45-minute presentation, our expert presenter will respond to questions during the Q&A segment. the webinar is presented by Jon Denning, Vice President of PowerScore Test Preparation, is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost LSAT experts.

Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at UVA: Intern at the Women’s Center in 2017-18

Winnie Tsao – February 23rd, 2017

The Women’s Center’s internship program is a selective engaged scholarship opportunity in social justice advocacy. In this learning and leadership opportunity, classroom study is combined with working on one of several teams at the Women’s Center under the guidance of a member of our staff. The practical experience that our interns gain during the academic year provides a context in which they can better understand their coursework and a foundation upon which they can build careers in a variety of fields.

Women’s Center Programs on which Intern Teams Work

Legal Justice Center Volunteering Opportunity

Winnie Tsao – February 21st, 2017

Do you want to make a difference in Charlottesville? You can help the voices of lower-income residents to be heard by volunteering as a neighborhood surveyor with the Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC). Charlottesville’s neighborhoods are changing rapidly, and gentrification – the displacement of lower-income people and loss of small businesses – is spreading rapidly. Charlottesville’s supply of affordable housing falls far short of meeting the needs. The city is considering changing its zoning, and LAJC needs your help to ensure the perspectives of city residents are heard.