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International Students: Resumes and Cover Letters, in Simple Terms

UVA Career Center – September 23rd, 2016

“Please send us your resume and cover letter.”

If your first reaction was “Huh?” to the above statement, then welcome to the club of “students who are trying to "adult" by searching for an internship but have no idea how to.” But no worries! Practically every college student (including me) had that moment.

And if you are an international student, it’s completely understandable why you don’t get it. Throughout this post, please look at the * symbol for international student focused advice!

What is a resume?

International Student Series and Resources

Hannah Guffey – September 23rd, 2016


Networking & Interviewing in the U.S.

One of the biggest steps to your job search as an international student is clearly understanding the setting in which you are operating, especially when it comes to networking and interviewing. Job searching and interviewing in the United States comes with many opportunities to network and promote yourself, which may be different from customs in your home country. Discuss common cultural differences and develop strategies to help you ace future networking and interviewing opportunities.

Engineering, Science, & Technology Schools at the Grad and Professional School Fair

Christie Julien – September 23rd, 2016

The Graduate and Professional School Fair is happening on Wednesday September 28th, in Newcomb Hall, from 12 -3pm.  If you're wondering whether or not graduate school is for you, or interested to see how your major or potential area of study could connect to further education be sure to stop by!

UVA Initiative on Religion, Politics, and Conflict Fall Internship

Jessica Bowers – September 22nd, 2016

This internship provides research training and application in ethnolinguisitc methods and comes with a very modest honorarium and funds for work-related expenses. It will include field research, data collection, and discourse analysis. Interested students with at least a 3.0 GPA should email their resumes along with a short paragraph describing their research interests and the name of a professor or T.A. willing to serve as a reference to

Aperture Foundation Spring 2017 Internship (Oct. 15th Deadline)

Taylor Lamb – September 21st, 2016

Aperture Foundation is a multi-platform, non-profit photography organization that publishes photobooks and a quarterly magazine, teaches visual literacy to kids in NYC, and hosts exhibitions, workshops, and lectures. 

They are currently accepting internship applications for the spring term of their Work Scholar program, which will began in January 2017. They host interns across all of their departments including: