Student Stories

Mini Human Library Event, October 23rd

Hannah Guffey – September 15th, 2017

The International Studies Office and the Human Library, Charlottesville are hosting a mini Human Library event during Global Week at UVA on October 23rd. It is essentially a library, but the "books" will be represented by individuals who have faced challenges, stereotypes and prejudices. Readers (ie UVA students, faculty, staff, community members, etc) will have the chance to "read" these books. Each reading time is 20 minutes, with 5-minutes for the books to share their stories, and 15-minutes to have an open Q&A.

Global Alumna Profile: Victor Azevedo

UVA Career Center – March 23rd, 2017

This month we're profiling UVA alumna Victor Azevedo, a graduate of the Architecture school. Victor Azevedo studied at UVA as an international student originally from Manaus, Brazil and was also involved with the French House during his time in Charlottesville.

What did you do after graduation?
l Iived in Delhi for 6 months where I worked in an Architecture Office then I started my masters of Architecture at Columbia University.

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.

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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