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A Visual Guide To Statistics

Yuyan Zhang – March 15th, 2017

A Brown University student creates math lessons for the more visually inclined among us.

Statisticians are one of the fastest growing jobs in the country—and for good reason. "As data becomes more and more a part of people’s lives, statistics is becoming more a part of people's lives," says Daniel Kunin, a Brown University student who's created an interactive textbook for introductory statistics classes in high school and college. "It is a dense topic that a lot of people want to learn more about and either haven’t had the time or don’t have access to formal education."

Tiffani Kennedy: How I Chose My Interdisciplinary Major (Major Exploration Series)

Amber Wang – 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.

Florida State University College of Law Donald J. Weidner Summer for Undergraduates Program

Winnie Tsao – March 14th, 2017

The application process simulates that for law school admissions, requiring a resume, letter of recommendation, and personal statement, in addition to the online application.  The selection team does not stipulate a particular major/minor or minimum academic credentials; ALL are welcome to apply. 

Application deadline:  Friday, March 24
Program Date:May 15 – June 8  

Northern Virginia Minority Pre-Law Conference

Winnie Tsao – March 14th, 2017

The Virginia State Bar's Young Lawyers Conference would like to invite you to attend the Northern Virginia Minority Pre-Law Conference being held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School.

As you may know from years past, the conference is designed to educate students about the opportunities in the legal profession with the goal of increasing diversity.  The conference will include a law school admissions fair and a number of speakers and panels to discuss LSAT preparation, law school admissions, and much more.

7 Events for 1st and 2nd Years interested in J.P. Morgan

Rachel Ross – March 13th, 2017

You heard it here first! J.P. Morgan is here nice and early to make sure you're prepared for the 3rd year internship rush. Take this opportunity to learn about the different job functions that J.P. Morgan offers, learn how to prepare for fall interviews, and start to gain a network at the firm.

J.P. Morgan Campus Ambassador Networking Event

Internship Opportunity with the Library of Virginia

Julia Thompson – March 13th, 2017

The Institute for Public History at UVA has internships available for this summer in Richmond, VA. Positions are paid, and require 300 hours of work. Note that housing is not provided. Undergrads, May 2017 graduates, and graduate students are all eligible to apply. All majors are welcome to apply as well.

LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA -- Richmond, VA -- Online collections management and women's history research 

Teaching at Independent Schools

Julia Thompson – March 13th, 2017

Interested in Teaching at Independent Schools? Peter Hufnagel, Dean of Faculty at the Miller School of Albemarle, will give a talk on independent schools--what is distinctive about teaching at such schools (especially boarding schools) and what they look for in applicants. 

WHEN: Friday, March 24 at 2:00 PM

WHERE: Faculty Lounge on the second floor of Bryan Hall (Room 229)

SPEAKER: Peter Hufagel, Dean of Faculty at the Miller School of Albemarle

Cultivating Personal and Professional Mindfulness

Christie Julien – March 9th, 2017

From UVA Today

Companies from Google to Ford have begun offering mindfulness courses to their employees, arguing that the benefits – more productive, engaged and healthier employees – far outweigh the costs.

At the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, marketing professor David Mick teaches a popular “Wisdom and Well-Being” course equipping business students with philosophical concepts and mindfulness practices that could improve their personal and professional lives.