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Genevieve Agar: How I Reconciled Creative Arts with Economics (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)

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.

What's It Like to Intern in India? Ask a UVA student

Genevieve Agar – March 22nd, 2017

My name is Heather Thompson, and I am a third-year student in the School of Arts and Sciences. I'm doubling in Foreign Affairs and Economics, and I'll be graduating this spring. My primary involvement at UVA is definitely rugby. I started playing my first year and absolutely love it. Now I'm also match secretary for the rugby team. I also am in Phi Alpha Delta (the pre-law fraternity), and volunteer with Campus Kitchen. Outside of school, I work for the Papers of George Washington and at Splendora's downtown. 

Attend the Undergraduate Research Symposium sponsored by the LSAMP VA-NC Alliance!

Khanh Tran – March 21st, 2017

Do you have a desire to go to graduate school? Interested in presenting your academic research? Want to acquire a summer research opportunity?

There will be a host of activities at the symposium, including poster and oral presentations, academic workshops, and a graduate school recruitment fair. See the website to view the agenda and read about the keynote speaker!

 

Date: March 31st - April 2nd

Location: Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC.

Taking the Lead in Entrepreneurship and Diversity

Christie Julien – March 20th, 2017

Achieving diversity and inclusion at the startup level is as important, if not more important, than diversity at companies like Apple, Google, Facebook and the lot. Startups are, in theory, the future of the tech industry, and it’s easier to get diversity and inclusion right at an early stage, rather than when the company already has thousands of employees.

Check out how Y Combinator is leading the charge.

Application Essay & Personal Statement Workshop, 3/31

Sophia Naide – March 20th, 2017

Want help with your personal statement or application essays? The UVA Writing Center is hosting a free Application Essay & Personal Statement Workshop. The workshop will take place Friday, March 31, 2-4pm at 229 Bryan Hall. You'll be able to get advice from a panel of writing tutors, complete generative writing exercises, and work with a tutor on your current draft. Whether you're a fourth-year applying to graduate school, a second-year applying to a major or school (e.g.

Another Way to Interview

Khanh Tran – March 20th, 2017

I'm back at it again with another resource for technical interviewing!

Refdash.com is a new resource that was released this year that helps streamline the interviewing process software engineers. Best of all, IT'S COMPLETELY FREE TO USE(!!!)

What is Refdash: Refdash helps you find great companies to work at. We provide a platform where you interview at one place and use that information to apply to several companies and also skip their phone screens.

Economics Undergraduate Career Forum

Winnie Tsao – March 20th, 2017

Please join the department of economics as we welcome back alumni and other guests with undergraduate economics degrees to share their career stories with you and provide tips and advice about your internship and job research. Meet these guests at panels and office hours. You must sign up to reserve your spot. All programs, except the evening reception, are casual dress. We look forward to seeing you there!

Date: Friday, March 24

Location: Monroe 130

Register now!

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