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Getting involved on-grounds and in the local Charlottesville area will help you to build a stronger connection to the UVA community while also gaining valuable transferable skills that will make you more marketable upon graduation. Proactively exploring the activities and experiences available will serve as a catalyst to gaining a greater understanding of your personal preferences and interests and how they relate to your overall career interests.
A variety of different activities and experiences are highlighted below that will help you begin to research activities and experiences related to the Healthcare Community. This list is not exhaustive so it is critical that you take the time to further research and explore other experiences on-grounds and in the local community that appeal to your individual interests and will complement the skills, knowledge, and experiences you are gaining in the classroom as a student.
- American Red Cross Club at the University of Virginia
- Cavalier XFit
- UVA Center for Global Health
- Elson Student Health Center
- Global Medical Dental Brigades
- Global Public Health Brigades
- GlobeMed at the University of Virginia
- Health Law Association at UVA
- Health Occupations Students of America
- Health UnBound (HUB)
- Hoos Healthcare Application and Policy Education (Hoos HAP-E)
- Madison House
- MEDLIFE at UVA
- Peer Health Educators (PHEs)
- Project Peanut Butter at UVA
- UVA Health System
- Women in Medicine Initiatives (WIMI)
In addition to these activities and experiences make sure to check out some student organizations at UVA separated by correlating career community. Another great resource is exploring the searchable UVA Organizations Directory.
Gaining related experience throughout your undergraduate experience is critical to ensuring a smooth transition upon graduation. Employers expect new employees to have between one to three directly related experiences when they graduate. Experiential learning opportunties provide the opportunity to apply what you are learning in the classroom and gain a better understanding of the world of work. The Internships, Externships & Fellowships section of our website provides a variety of tools and resources to help you explore and search for these types of opportunities.
Part-time experiences are extremely valuable and another form of experiential learning that will allow you to acquire and hone your skills while gaining experience. Finding part-time positions that relate to your overall career goals or provide good transferable skills will help to make you more marketable upon graduation.
Check out the jobs section of our website to allow you to best prepare for your full-time job search. Here you will find a variety of resources and tools as you move toward graduation and entering the world of work.