Student Stories

Cultures of Work: Japan

Anchita Khullar – April 12th, 2018

If you are interested in working aborad, come hear Mr. Tasuya Hasegawa, a 2nd year Darden student discuss his experience in the Japanese banking sector April 16th at 4:30PM in the Language Commons! This is a great opportunity to learn about the Japanese work and business culture. There will be a short presentation followed by time for an open Q&A as well as free snacks!

Real Talk with PSG Alum Schuyler Miller

Bhakti Raval – March 19th, 2018
Growing up with my father in the military, I was fortunate to live in diverse communities and befriend people from different backgrounds. In each place I lived, across America and overseas, I witnessed a common thread: public servants worked tirelessly alongside communities to support individuals, families, and broader associations.
Schuyler Miller

Welcome back from spring break! Many of the Real Talk Series blogs in the past have covered specific avenues you can take to grasp the financial viability of working in the PSG field. For example, taking up an extra job at the beginning of your career to make ends meet, reaping the extra benefits that come with a government job, or be patient as you work your way up the ladder. Today, let's hear from a PSG alum who encourages students to embrace the essence of being a public servant and revel in the positive impact a public servant can have! 

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.

UVA Career IDEAs Externship Program: New City Arts

Christie Julien – February 8th, 2018

Victoria Armstrong, UVA Career IDEAs Extern

Over this January externship at New City Arts Initiative in Charlottesville, Virginia, I had the opportunity to learn more about how a non-profit arts organization is run.  New City Arts Initiative is an amazing organization that links together art and community in ways I did not know possible. My name is Victoria Armstrong and I'm a UVA Career IDEAs Extern.

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.

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