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Global Alumna Profile: Dena O'Brien

UVA Career Center – March 15th, 2017

UVA alumni span the globe in a variety of career industries and geographic locations. One such alumna is Dena O'Brien: originally from Pelham, Alabama, Dena graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology. She was also a Track and Cross Country athlete during her time at UVA. Since graduation, Dena has created a life for herself outside of the United States.

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Finding an Alternative Major (Major Exploration Series)

UVA Career Center – March 15th, 2017

At UVA, there are many majors that do not require a selective process in order to declare them, and there are some majors or tracks that do. Whether or not you receive acceptance into your first choice major programs, it is a wise course of action to plan for alternative majors that can help you get onto the career path that you want. Check out the three steps to finding the best alternative majors for you!

Be a Literacy Lab Tutor: Serve 11 Months, Shape a Lifetime

Julia Thompson – March 15th, 2017

The Literacy Lab places rigorously trained, full-time tutors in high-need preschools and elementary schools, helping close the resource gap for schools so they can close the literacy gap for students. Literacy Lab tutors work full-time for one year with school staff and literacy experts to implement structured, evidence-based interventions with age 3 to grade 3 students on a daily basis. 

A Visual Guide To Statistics

UVA Career Center – 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)

UVA Career Center – 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