Students identifying as African American comprise 6% of the undergraduate population at UVA (UVA Facts at a glance, 2015) and ~13% of the U.S. population (U.S. Census, 2010).  The links below focus on the African American population and provide great resources for various stages of your career development path. 

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Career Resources

Getting Started:

If you have questions about what to major in, how to apply for internships, graduate school or the job search, make an appointment with UVA Career Center to have a conversation with a career counselor.

Additional Career Resources:

Job Search and Networking Tools

UVA Student Groups and Resource

Resources for Connecting with African American Students and Faculty:

If you are interested in applying for an unpaid internship, there are many opportunities on grounds to apply for financial support. Here are some resources for internship or research funding:

Resources for Scholarships/Fellowships at UVA:

Resources for Scholarships/Fellowships Outside of UVA:

Resources/Tips for Studying Abroad:

  • Visit Study Abroad and Summer Study Abroad website.
  • Discuss the variety of program options (based on your region of interest) with an education abroad advisor to identify program options that meet your needs.
  • Visit Student Financial Services during their walk-in hours to meet with a financial aid counselor. Bring your draft list of programs with you to hear about financial aid options for these programs. Visit Financial Aid for more information about how to finance study abroad.

Professional Associations

Alumni Stories

Cheryl Lundy Swift ('93)

Mabel Wilson ('85)

Margot Lee Shetterly ('91)

Mavis Claytor ('70, '85)

Michael Russell ('87)

Niya Bates ('13, '15)

Tamara Wilkerson ('12)

Zena Howard ('88)