Topic: Career Stories

The Slick Bib

The Slick Bib

An alumnus describes his new invention for runners

During my undergraduate studies at UVA I strengthened a habit and a mindset of constantly identifying inefficiencies in products, processes and systems and working to come up with unique...

May 14, 2014

Writing Better Together

Writing Better Together

Alumna enriches writing community in Washington, D.C.

“I think we what we need is more literature in bars.”

It felt like Andre Perry, co-founder of the Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City,...

September 18, 2013

Making ‘Goodnight’

Making ‘Goodnight’

Two alumnae share the process of writing and producing their UVA-themed children’s book

As it turns out, writing the book was the easy part.  After we both gave birth to our little ones - Catherine's son, Jennings, came just a...

July 1, 2013

College Daze

College Daze

An alumnus tries out his old friend's new board game

When I arrived in Dabney Dorm in the fall of 1975, I met a young architecture student across the hall, Robert W. Shutler (Arch '79). He was like few others I'...

June 10, 2013

Two Alumni Take to the Skies

Two Alumni Take to the Skies

USAF Lt. Col. Todd McDonald ('91) and Capt. Evan Fillman (Engr '08), both KC-10 pilots, flew a combat mission together.

April 5, 2013

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

How We Collaborate

How We Collaborate

A writer works with a sports legend

Jonathan Coleman co-authors book with sports legend Jerry West

February 10, 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

It Ain’t Easy Being Green

It Ain’t Easy Being Green

Kerry Kriger (Engr ’96) founded Save the Frogs to protect amphibians

Frogs are disappearing and Kerry Kriger (Engr ‘96) says their extinctions are a bellwether for the survival of other species and ecosystems. In 2008, he founded the nonprofit, Save the...

September 23, 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

Career Change Pays Off

Career Change Pays Off

Rosena Sammi (Law ’01) leaves law for jewelry design

Working the long hours necessary to advance at a New York law firm made Rosena Sammi (Law ’01) appreciate that life is too short not to pursue one&rsquo...

June 27, 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

On the Air

On the Air

Her Perspective: An alumna's career in radio

September 27, 2010

Commerce in China

Commerce in China

Alum educates McIntire students about manufacturing in China

I’m a proud McIntire alum who now has more than 18 years of business experience, but I’ve always been something of a closet engineer.  That...

August 25, 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

Highlights

From the Publisher

From the Publisher

UVA Alumni Association President and Virginia Magazine Publisher Jenifer G. Andrasko shares the results of the all-alumni survey.

Welcome, Class of 2022

Welcome, Class of 2022

More than 3,800 first-years will join the Wahoo family this fall. Dig into some of the numbers that shape the Class of 2022.

Pardon Our French

Pardon Our French

Founder’s Day, Paris 1919, the great party after the Great War, where they sang the “The Good Old Song” in what passed for French.