Pre-Health Advising Fellow Bridge Year Position (UVA Career Center)

Claire Cornell

Pre-Health Advising Fellow

The University of Virginia Career Center offers a collaborative, creative, and engaging learning atmosphere in which to work. We welcome the opportunity to employ talented University of Virginia students! Our office mission is to foster holistic career development and facilitate connections to educate, inspire confidence, and empower all students to launch professionally and personally fulfilling lives. We are dedicated to providing excellent service, programs, and resources for students. Our office is located in the Carl Smith Center at Scott Stadium (2nd floor of Bryant Hall). We are on the UTS bus route and have short-term metered parking for visitors. To learn more about the Career Center, please visit us at:

Appointment Start/End Dates: July 1 – May 15 (approximate)
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides pre-health advising information to undergraduate students through individual drop-in sessions.
  •  Works with PHLA Team to create and manage special projects such as a shadowing program with UVA medical center and/or additional special projects.
  • Provides administrative support for Pre-Health Advising Peers program and Pre-Health Leadership Advisory Board.
  • Prepare and present group workshops.
  • Contributes to Pre-Health Pulse Newsletter and other student communication.
  • Provides PHLA team support with data collection, analytics, and communication.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience with (or exposure to) clinical health careers and/or college student advising

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to students who are currently in a bridge year and in the application process for medical school. It’s also preferred that the candidate has engaged with Pre-Health Advising services such as appointments and programs, and the Pre-Health Student Leadership Advisory Board. Candidates should possess strong written and verbal communication skills and the desire to enhance those skills. Experience providing excellent customer service is helpful. Strong applicants will also possess interpersonal and organizational skills, the ability to work as part of a team as well as independently, and the ability to take initiative and identify opportunities to match skills/interests with office needs. Applicants should demonstrate an enthusiasm for the health professions as well as creativity and initiative to learn new information. Above all, candidates should express a genuine desire to support and serve pre-health students.

To apply: Send a resume and cover letter to Kim Sauerwein ( and Michelle Ball (

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Questions? Contact our current fellow, Chris Joly ( or email Kim Sauerwein or Michelle Ball