Christina Campbell (Col ’12)
First-year majoring in politics
“I feel it’s good that I have a couple more years left in school.”

Godfrey Gieuw (Com ’11)
Second-year going into McIntire School of Commerce
“I’m a lot more cautious about discretionary spending. It’s difficult trying to secure an internship, both here and in Hong Kong. It’s definitely a global thing.”

Jessica Rainey (Col ’10)
Third-year majoring in neuroscience
“I’m focused on research, and grant money is really tight.”

Corbin Cones (Col ’09)
Fourth-year majoring in English, plans to go to grad school at Georgetown University
“I’m just going to school to ride out this thing. Everyone I know is staying in school.”

Special Report: The University and the Economy

This article appeared as part of a larger section on how the recent economic turmoil is affecting UVA and its alumni. Read more:

  • On the Front Lines
    Alumni and faculty experts share their perspectives on how we got into this situation—and how to get out of it.
  • Time and Money
    A timeline tracks how the University has weathered economic ups and downs throughout the years.
  • In the Classroom
    As economic events unfolded, some professors threw away their syllabi and kept pace with breaking news.
  • Students Speak
    Learn how some students are coping with the economy—with video.
  • Your Financial Health
    Assess your personal finances with a quiz from McIntire professor Karin Bonding.
  • A Different World
    A first-person perspective on how Circuit City’s collapse altered the career path of one alumnus.