Guest post from rising fourth-year UVA student Maia Rosewelsh on how her VAM mentor helped her narrow down and achieve her goals for the summer after her third year - and likely beyond!
A third-year student majoring in Media Studies and Statistics, Krish Aggarwal is also an international student hailing from New Delhi, India.
How did you decide on UVA? Did you know you wanted to study at a university abroad?
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.
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.
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.