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North Carolina Bar Association 4th Annual Minority Pre-Law Conference

Melvin Walker – February 28th, 2018

Overview

This conference is designed to reach minority high school and college students who are considering or planning to attend law school. You will have the opportunity to:

1. Hear from law school deans
2. Find out what admissions officers are looking for in an applicant
3. Participate in a mock law school class
4. Speak with current law school students and practicing attorneys
5. Discuss careers available with a law degree 

Morven Summer Institute

Humna Sharif – February 25th, 2018

The Morven Summer Institute is an innovative summer program hosted at Morven Farm, an emerging landscape for interdisciplinary learning for the University of Virginia.  At the Morven Summer Institute, undergraduate and graduate students with interests in sustainability, design, food systems, and ecology have the opportunity to escape traditional confines of the classroom while working on projects with real-world applications.

Participants may select one 3-credit course from either (or both) of the 10-day summer blocks.

Block A - May 21 - June 1

Summer 2018 ModernGuild Accelerators Program

Anchita Khullar – February 22nd, 2018

The ModernGuild Business Accelerator is a four-week, online training program where students gain a deeper understanding of consulting or finance and the technical skills needed to succeed within those industries. Students are sponsored by well-known firms such as Barclays, Deloitte, PWC, and JPMorgan Chase, who also guarantee program graduates an interview at their companies. 

Google's Diversity Update

Katharine McDonough – February 22nd, 2018

Google has been getting a lot of flack recently for its lack of diversity. From a controversial memo that has been circulating in the media to the dismal number of non-asian people of color, that criticism may not be unwarranted. This shortcoming for Google is especially surprising given that the search engine amasses information about the entire world for all of its people every second of the day. You would think that a company responsible for delivering such an infinite variety of information would itself be a diverse place to work. 

Connecting your CIO to your Future: Alternative Spring Break

Kaitlyn Diaz – February 21st, 2018

Check out this week’s spotlight on Alternative Spring Break (ASB) featuring the President of ASB, Gillean Kelly, who is a fourth year majoring in Biology. ASB is a completely student-run service organization that sends UVA students on service trips during spring break. The trips are both domestic and international, and there is a wide range of service activities available. ASB service trips combine self-reflection, service learning, and group dialogue to stimulate an enriching and meaningful experience for every participant. Read on to learn Gillean’s journey with ASB.

Business-Related Podcasts

Anchita Khullar – February 21st, 2018

Podcasts are great way to get your daily news updates or listen to people speak on interesting topics anywhere and anytime. Whether you're looking to gain more knowledge in a new field or get some inspiration from hearing other people's stories, below is a list of podcasts you can listen to on the way to class or while traveling over break. Hope you enjoy!

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