Career Options

What am I Going to Do This Summer?

Melvin Walker – April 26th, 2017

The spring 2017 semester is almost over. As a second year, I know many of you all, my fellow classmates, are worried about what you will be doing this summer. Many of you all are probably asking yourselves questions such as: “Should I get an internship?”, “Should I work?”,“Should I study abroad?”, “Should I take a summer course in Charlottesville?”, and the list goes on. The summer is a time to first relax after a hard spring semester and second to pursue anything of interest to you. Here is a list of potential things you can do:

The Consulting Series: Fourth Year Secure a Job

Tiffani Kennedy – April 5th, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS, fourth year! You have made it to your FINAL YEAR at UVA and you’re  almost at the home stretch. Cheers to you, Young Scholar.

If you’re reading this, you’re either in one of two positions. You’ve either received an full-time offer with a company of your liking (yay, congrats to you!) or, you are searching for a full-time offer at a company of your choosing (ooo, exciting!). Either way, you are right on track! Here are some things to keep in mind as you work your way towards graduation.

The Consulting Series: Second Year Planning Phase

Tiffani Kennedy – April 5th, 2017

Now that you know consulting is the right field for you, it is time to start planning! Familiarize yourself with the case interview/ recruitment processes, network and conduct informational interviews, find a mentor, and take advanced courses in departments that can effectively prepare you for a career in consulting.

  1. Case Interviews and the Recruitment Processes

The Consulting Series: First Year Exploration Phase

Tiffani Kennedy – April 5th, 2017

So, you’ve heard about consulting from a friend, family member, or through social media. Based on what you’ve been told, it sounds like consulting is a good fit for someone with your interests and talents. There is no need to dedicate the rest of your life to one career path at this point in your professional career, but now IS the time to explore your options and expose yourself to as many opportunities as possible. At this stage in your first year of college, take the time to ask yourself some key questions:

Did you miss the Education Policy Trek to D.C.?

Julia Thompson – April 5th, 2017

Didn’t get a chance to make the Education Policy Trek up to D.C. on March 24? Don’t worry! Here’s a quick summary of what went down…


AMERICAN YOUTH POLICY FORUM

We first met with members of the American Youth Policy Forum, a nonpartisan convener that brings policymakers, practitioners, and researchers together to frame issues, inform policy, and create conversation about improving education and young people's lives.

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.

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!

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.

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