Student Stories

Connecting your CIO to your Future: Alternative Spring Break

Kaitlyn Diaz – February 21st, 2018

Check out this week’s spotlight on Alternative Spring Break (ASB) featuring the President of ASB, Gillean Kelly, who is a fourth year majoring in Biology. ASB is a completely student-run service organization that sends UVA students on service trips during spring break. The trips are both domestic and international, and there is a wide range of service activities available. ASB service trips combine self-reflection, service learning, and group dialogue to stimulate an enriching and meaningful experience for every participant. Read on to learn Gillean’s journey with ASB.

Connecting your Student Involvement to your Future: Alpha Kappa Psi

Kaitlyn Diaz – February 9th, 2018

Check out this week’s spotlight on Alpha Kapppa Psi (AKPsi) featuring Winnie Tsao, who is a third year majoring in Commerce and minoring in Religious Studies. AKPsi is UVA's only co-ed professional business fraternity. During AKPsi’s pledging process, you have the opportunity to learn about the different aspects of business and different fields in the business world. AKPsi provides various service events and professional development events throughout the semester and you are challenged to think outside the box to discover what career path is best suited for you.

Hoo's Going to the Start-Up Fair!?

Tyler Macaluso – February 8th, 2018

I hope everyone had a fun and successful Career Fair last week, and that you are excited for the Start-Up Fair! The Start-Up Fair is a career fair and mixer featuring some of the region's most innovative and exciting start-ups, in partnership with the UVA Student Council Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee, Startup Virginia, The Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, Darden iLab, Data Science Institute, the Department of Economics, HackCville, the UVA Development Hub, and many more amazing organizations.

Apply to be a Sustainability Career Peer Educator

Humna Sharif – January 27th, 2018

Hi Students,

My name is Humna Sharif, and I am a 4th year Environmental Science and ETP major. I am also a Career Peer Educator with the UVA Career Center. At the Career Center, we have developed a sustainability vector to create comprehensive resources for students who would like to incorporate sustainability, and environmental awareness in their careers.

Connecting your CIO to your Future: Chinese Students and Scholars Society

Kaitlyn Diaz – November 27th, 2017

Check out the following spotlight on Chinese Students and Scholars Society (CSSS) featuring Chengxing He, who is a third year obtaining his PhD in Physics. CSSS at UVA consists mainly of UVA students, scholars and staffs from China. CSSS at UVA is dedicated to provide support for the local Chinese community, as well as promoting Chinese culture on grounds. CSSS is responsible for holding and sponsoring multiple large-scale Chinese students’ activities including annual Spring Festival Gala, and Annual Chinese Drama Club production.

Connecting your CIO to your Future: HackCville

Kaitlyn Diaz – November 27th, 2017

Want to learn how HackCville can help you gain leadership skills? This blog series, featuring Andy Page, can help you think about how you might be able to connect your student involvement to your career development. Andy studied Commerce at the University of Virginia with concentrations in Marketing and IT and is now the Launch Director of HackCville. Read on to learn Andy’s journey with HackCville.


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