Topic: Career

Finding Your Passion in Five Questions

Finding Your Passion in Five Questions

A career coach’s advice on how to figure out what you really want to do for work

Finding your passion can feel like an overwhelming task. Where do you even begin? Christie Mims offers five simple questions to jump start your search.

February 18, 2014

The Deadly Sins of Public Speaking

The Deadly Sins of Public Speaking

An actor and public speaking expert shares a handful of the more common offenses

Actor and public speaking expert Rob Biesenbach (Col '85) shares a handful of the more common offenses.

November 19, 2013

Your Office Chair is Killing You

Your Office Chair is Killing You

Standing up at work could save your life

Standing up at work could save your life and even boost your productivity.

November 19, 2013

Advice From the Experts

Advice From the Experts

From getting in to getting a job, tips and services for life’s big moments

From getting in to getting a job, tips and services for life's big moments.

Fall 2013

Winning the Inside Game

Winning the Inside Game

In his new book, alumnus shares lessons he's learned as a civic leader

He has been called a street fighter, a skilled advocate, and a shape-shifter who is as comfortable testifying before Congress as he is leading a chant through a bullhorn,...

August 23, 2013

Making Sense Out of Cents

Making Sense Out of Cents

Alumnus John Howard shares some of the lessons he learned about life and money while at the University.

December 10, 2012

What’s the Rush?

What’s the Rush?

Pressure for success raises questions about pace of life

Pressure for success raises questions about the pace of life

Summer 2012

9 Tips for New Grads

9 Tips for New Grads

Whether you're anxious or eager—most likely a combination of both—the switch from full-time student to full-time resident of the "real world" will have some...

Summer 2012

An Alumni Couple Goes for Gold

An Alumni Couple Goes for Gold

John and Shannon St. Clair’s careers in football and jewelry design

John St. Clair (Col ’99) and Shannon St. Clair (Col ’99) met at the UVA bookstore in August 1995. “Out of 5000 freshmen, John was in two of my classes...

March 1, 2012

Insights into Innovation

Insights into Innovation

An alumnus describes his discoveries about what blocks change in companies

An alumnus describes his discoveries about what blocks change in companies

February 8, 2012

How to Keep New Hires

How to Keep New Hires

Lilith Christiansen (Com ’95) explores why people stay at their jobs

Ever search for a new job ... on the job? According to Lilith Christiansen (Com ’95), management consultant, and co-author of the book Successful Onboarding, almost one third of new...

October 11, 2011

The Case for Plain Talk

The Case for Plain Talk

Kent C. Sullivan (Col ’78, Law ’82) works for clearer jury instructions

From his experience in Texas as a judge, trial lawyer and supervisor of an 800-lawyer public agency, Kent C. Sullivan (Col ’78, Law ’82) knows the value of plain...

September 16, 2011

Sowing the Seeds of Peace

Sowing the Seeds of Peace

Diplomat Judith Raine Baroody (Grad ’85) brings together divided Cypriots

Diplomats in blue jeans, we gazed up anxiously at the September skies of Cyprus as we assembled chairs and sound equipment for the festival to bring together Greek- and...

August 26, 2011

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Highlights

The First President

The First President

UVA’s first president introduced the modern era, but some of Edwin Alderman’s progressive notions were anything but.

Visitor in Chief

Visitor in Chief

The Board of Visitors’ new rector talks about where we’re going, how he likes to manage and what he’s looking for in the next president.

Media Player

Media Player

Why I happily traded 7 million viewers for 20 undergraduates in a classroom. A report from our correspondent on the frontlines.