Topic: Career

Becoming Tina Fey

Becoming Tina Fey

Tongue-in-cheek memoir maps rise to fame

A look at Fey's new book, Bossypants

Fall 2011

Thank You, Leonard

Thank You, Leonard

Long before Leonard Sandridge retired in July after 44 years at the University, signs of his influence and his extraordinary career were easy to see. A reception hall at John...

Fall 2011

The More We Get Together

The More We Get Together

Make connections and build community through UCAN

Are you about to start a job hunt? Thinking about that next career move? If so, connecting with people with information and advice to help you achieve your career...

Summer 2011

Military Family

Military Family

Alumna shares her experience starting a family on a far-flung military base

For three of my four years at UVA, I dated my future husband, Greg, who was then a midshipman at the Naval Academy. Despite this distance and military obligations...

April 7, 2011

Tending the Vines

Tending the Vines

An alumni couple’s adventures in viniculture

An alumna's perspective: As the seasons change so does the labor of caring for vines and making wine.

February 8, 2011

The Voice of Reason

The Voice of Reason

Former FBI agent Gary Noesner set the standard for hostage negotiation

In October 1982, a man held his sister and her children at gunpoint in a train. Just another day at the office for hostage negotiator Gary Noesner.

Winter 2010

Required Reading: Thomas Bateman

Required Reading: Thomas Bateman

Professor Thomas Bateman is the management area coordinator at the McIntire School of Commerce and director of the undergraduate leadership minor. He does research on the topics of leadership,...

Winter 2010

Man with a Plan

Man with a Plan

Organize better meetings and events

“A short pencil is better than a long memory,” quips Robert Ramsey. An adjunct professor of meeting and event planning at the University of Virginia’s...

Winter 2010

On the Air

On the Air

Her Perspective: An alumna's career in radio

September 27, 2010

Beyond the Paycheck

Beyond the Paycheck

Jobs teach life lessons as well as put money in the bank

Striking the balance between a job and coursework is tough, and it often comes with a price.

Fall 2010

Online, In Touch

Online, In Touch

Web site ‘a good place to explore’

Need career guidance? Eager to stay in touch with your former roommate? Want to peruse recent research on heart disease—or hedge funds? Then take a stroll through...

Spring 2010

Jim Donovan (left) with Dr. Philip Kantoff, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s chief clinical research officer.

A Blueprint for Success

Excerpts from speeches to UVA students about how to use your degree to thrive in the corporate world

After two degrees from MIT, one from Harvard, a couple decades in the business world and a semester teaching at UVA Law, I certainly don’t claim to...

January 28, 2010

Working the Net

Working the Net

Helpful sites for job search

In this constricted job market, targeted networking is crucial to success. Organizations are inundated with unsolicited résumés for every job opening. Most employers would rather...

Winter 2009

Outside the Wire

Outside the Wire

Life on and outside a U.S. base in Afghanistan

From the news, Afghanistan seems like a war zone where U.S. troops are constantly fighting Taliban fighters and face the threat of improvised explosive devices on a daily...

August 27, 2009

Got the Job-Search Blues?

Got the Job-Search Blues?

Stay focused and upbeat to reach employment goals

An extended job search can be stressful, especially in a weak job market. It is difficult not to feel anxious when the news is filled with discouraging economic indicators....

Fall 2009

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Highlights

Summer on Grounds

Summer on Grounds

When all goes well, life at UVA in the summer is quiet. But that doesn’t mean things aren’t happening. Here’s a snapshot of some of what happened on Grounds this summer.

Practical Magic

Practical Magic

The physics class, created by professor Louis Bloomfield in 1991, is a big hit with nonscience majors.