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Three easy steps to market your research experience

Yuyan Zhang – April 28th, 2017

Academic research is one of the most effective ways to apply knowledge learned in the classroom to real-world problems. However, sometimes we spend years of efforts working with a faculty member or in a research lab, but only finding ourselves overwhelmed with all the things we have done and not knowing what to do with the resume. Have you ever wondered what the best way to market your research experience is? Read this blog to find out!

How to close the tech-job gap for minorities and low-income earners

Yuyan Zhang – April 26th, 2017

Last year, White House economists predicted that low-income workers — those who make less than $20 an hour — face the highest probability of losing their jobs to robots. But people of color are especially at risk: an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released a report last year finding that just about 8 percent of tech-sector jobs are held by Hispanics and 7.4 percent by African-Americans.

But there are some organizations out there trying to close the gap and make sure low-income workers and people of color aren’t displaced by robots and automation.

Quiet off-Grounds study space: Morven Farms Reading Days May 3rd, 10am-4pm

Yuyan Zhang – April 26th, 2017

Morven Farms Reading Days

May 3rd, 10am-4pm

791 Morven Dr. Charlottesville, VA 22902

Looking for a quiet place off-Grounds to study for finals? Morven Farms, a University owned property, is opening its doors to students on May 3rd. So grab a couple friends and carpool out to the venue to study in the illustrious gardens of one of Charlottesville's hidden gems! 

What am I Going to Do This Summer?

Melvin Walker – April 26th, 2017

The spring 2017 semester is almost over. As a second year, I know many of you all, my fellow classmates, are worried about what you will be doing this summer. Many of you all are probably asking yourselves questions such as: “Should I get an internship?”, “Should I work?”,“Should I study abroad?”, “Should I take a summer course in Charlottesville?”, and the list goes on. The summer is a time to first relax after a hard spring semester and second to pursue anything of interest to you. Here is a list of potential things you can do:

Designing Your Service Experience: May 3 Workshop

Winnie Tsao – April 24th, 2017

On Wednesday, May 3 from 9:30-11:30am Julia Lapan and Anna Sullivan offering a design thinking workshop for students heading into the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and other service roles in which they have a big job to do in an unstructured environment with limited resources. The goal of the workshop is to help participants mentally prepare for their service experiences, reduce anxiety around the many unknowns of what they’ll be doing, and equip them to design their own toolkits that they can draw upon when feeling stuck or unsure in their new roles.

China Insight Trek: A Tale of Two Cities

Rachel Ross – April 24th, 2017

We would like to invite you to the “China Insight” Trek this coming July, with a focus on business and economy.

Held by World Youth Development Forum, “China Insight” Trek has been hold for over 10 years. In the past, we visited the State Council, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Commerce, Development and Reform Commission, the Bank of China, Alibaba, Didi, etc. We also met many high-level state and business leaders, such as the Vice Premier of PRC, the Governor of People’s Bank of China, Vice President of Alibaba, Vice President of China Development Bank; etc.

Law School Career Services Summer Research Assistant

Winnie Tsao – April 24th, 2017

The Career Services Office at the University of Virginia School of Law is seeking a summer research assistant beginning in late May through mid/late August 2017. This is a paid position that will require 15-20 hours/week, but the position can be up to 40 hours/week for a student who would like to work full-time (specific hours and schedule are flexible). This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is interested in law school or who would like to learn more about the legal job search process.

Making the Most of Your Research Internship

Christie Julien – April 20th, 2017

Getting past the frustration--and in the process learning how real research differs from science learned in the classroom--is what undergraduate research internships are all about. Yet despite the focus on real research, real progress in most programs is regarded as a bonus and not the main objective.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science offers tips on how to make the most of your summer internship conducting research and what to really expect on the job. 

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