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Didn't Get Into Your Major of Choice? Don't Worry!

Melvin Walker – March 29th, 2017

Speaking from experience, not getting into your major of choice may seem like the end of the world BUT it is not. I know many of you have heard, “Major does not equal career”. This statement could not be truer. Declaring a major is only one part of your career path and through your major you take classes that interest you. Because you are taking classes that interest you, your GPA can only improve and you will gain transferable skills (e.g improving written communication, public speaking, etc).

2017 Masergy STEM Scholarship ($5000)

Christie Julien – March 28th, 2017

Masergy is proud to support the next generation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students by providing a scholarship of $5,000 to a student demonstrating excellent promise in their area of study. As an innovator in the tech industry, we understand the importance of the STEM fields and wish to advocate for the industry’s future leaders by assisting their efforts toward a degree.

Innovating The Answer Company: An Interview with Katherine Manuel

Christie Julien – March 28th, 2017

This interview from WITI  by Brooke Lazar outlines how Katherine Manuel, Senior Vice President of Innovation at Thomson Reuters (The Answer Company), believes technology skills are critical to being successful in business today. Katherine began her career in consulting and climbed the ladder to become the global head of innovation for "The Answer Company." She takes a few moments to share her story.


BL: What advice would you give to others following the career path you took?

Global Alumna Profile: Victor Azevedo

Genevieve Agar – March 23rd, 2017

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.

Multiple Paid Internships with the Federal Trade Commission

Christie Julien – March 23rd, 2017

The Federal Trade Commission is looking for summer interns. 


The positions are located in various Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offices including:

The Immediate Office of the Executive Director

Administrative Services Office

Financial Management Office

Human Capital Management Office

Office of the Chief Information Officer

Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Workplace Inclusion

Bureau of Consumer Protection,

How-To Guide for Finding a Major (Major Exploration Series)

Amber Wang – March 22nd, 2017

“The majority of people who went to college do not end up in a career related to their major, meaning 10 years from now your major might be just a word on your diploma.” Genevieve Agar (CLAS '17, Economics)

As the spring semester draws closer to its end, many university students might be wondering about how they can choose their ideal major. By doing your share of the research ahead of time, you can avoid the possible headaches that might come in the future with making a hasty decision. See how you can make an informed major choice using these tips!

Second Year Women in Finance at Jefferies Opportunity

Rachel Ross – March 22nd, 2017

Jefferies is excited to invite females in the class of 2019 from all college majors to apply and spend an immersive day with us. We will provide an opportunity to meet professionals across divisions and experience a day in the life at a global Investment Bank.

Inspiring Women for Finance Symposium

  • When: June 16, 2017
  • Where: 520 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022

Apply by April 21, 2017:

Please email your resume along with an essay (300 words or less) on the following topic: