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December 3rd, 2012

*Program Highlight*

Career Conference 2013
Friday, January 18

2 to 5pm
University Career Services in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium

This is not your ordinary career program!

This 3 hour mini conference is designed for 1st, 2nd, 3rd year students interested in career exploration. Come hear an inspiring keynote address from nationally-renowned author Daniel Seddiqui [50 Jobs in 50 States] and participate in two breakout sessions to get a jumpstart on your career exploration. The conference will end with a reception and mini information fair featuring UCS resources and other UVA resources that promote exploration and experiential learning.

To register or check out Daniel Seddiqui’s bio and the amazing list of topics visit our conference website:

Tips for Winter Break

Check out these great opportunities to explore careers over winter break!

Road Trips to the Real World: The Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers Invites You to Take a Road Trip to the Real World

Who: Students with an interest in exploring career field opportunities.

What: An opportunity for college students to learn firsthand about a career field,  network with employees and explore internship and job opportunities.

Where: From Maine to Virginia and points in between.

When: January 2-11, 2013

Why: It will help you and fellow students think about life after college and the career paths that are available. After all, it is never too early to start thinking about your career.  At each site you will get an in depth look at how the business operates and see firsthand the potential jobs that are out there. You will also network with employees and get a head start on your career choice. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss!

Find out more information here:

New Jersey Collegiate Career Day

Who: Students with an interest in exploring career field opportunities.

What: An opportunity for college students to learn firsthand about a career field, network with employees and explore internship and job opportunities at Rutgers largest career day.  With over 150 companies, employers are looking to meet liberal arts, business, sciences, and technical majors who are interested in full-time jobs and internships.  This fair is open to the public.

Where: Rutgers Student Center and Brower Commons

When: Thursday, January 3, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Find out more information here – – or view the attached flyer.

Featured Resource

Career Insider by VAULT

Career Insider by VAULT is an excellent tool for students looking for internships or full-time positions.  One of the best features of VAULT is their industry guides.  There are guides available for 70 industries including accounting, marketing, fashion, energy, education and more!  These guides provide information from who are the major companies in this industry to what does work in this industry look like on a daily basis to “lingo” used by its employees. You can access Going Global by creating a MyUCS account here:

Spring Internship Opportunities

U.Va. Hispanic/Latino Student Affairs in the Office of the Dean of Students

Engage in critical thought about the state of the Hispanic/Latino student experience at UVA

o   Dive more into the community; work with the Office of the Dean of Students to analyze trends and suggest new programming and improvements to current services and learn about the field of Student Affairs while becoming more engaged.

o   See details in the attached application.

o   Due on Friday November 30th.

Summer Internship Opportunities

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) is excited to announce the launching of the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP)!

The program offers a one-stop, centralized, online application system that provides undergraduate STEM majors the ability to search and apply for STEM related summer internships.

Please visit the program web site to view additional information and a list of participating employers. The industry registration process is ongoing with new companies registering daily.

You can “like” CSIIP on Facebook to stay up-to-date as new employers join the program. Additional information regarding this program is available through the following links:

?          Recent story on CSSIP in the Washington Post (7 October 2012)

?          Video of the Governor’s announcement of CSIIP (27 September 2012)

?          Governor’s press release on CSIIP (27 September 2012)



United States Patent and Trademark Office Jobs and Summer Internships

Want to learn more about full-time jobs and summer opportunities with the United States Patent and Trademark Office?

Come talk to UVa’s own USPTO Student Ambassador Marifer Cruz in the Center for Engineering Career Development.  Learn how to navigate through USAJOBS and get more info about what it’s like to be a patent examiner. The USPTO is hiring and wants you!

Friday’s 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., A115 Thornton Hall

Community Development Intern with Fundación Runa

Search Post on CAVLink: 34150

We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic and adventurous interns to join us in the Amazon jungle and help support the growth of this budding social enterprise. Interns with Fundación Runa will have the chance to take on ground-breaking research in a range of areas which are essential for the growth and development of Guayusa and the communities Runa works with. Interns will work alongside our experienced technicians and engineers in the field, and also have the chance to participate in cultural exchange events and guayusa ceremonies.


Interns and researchers on our community development team will work with Runa Foundation to facilitate the development of the farmers association. Over the past year, Fundación Runa has been facilitating this development; holding training workshops, managing administration and coordinating with Fair Trade USA. The farmer’s association is in charge of managing the Social Premium Fund under the requisites of Fair Trade USA. This is a unique opportunity to get first hand experience working with a new farmer’s association and cooperative.

Project Objectives

To facilitate the development of a farmer’s association or cooperative for guayusa
To train the association’s members in essential skills such as administration and finance.
To facilitate the creation of work and business plans with the association regarding the management of the Social Premium Fund


This internship is geared towards industry professionals and graduate students majoring in international development, affairs, business or a related field. Proficiency in English and Spanish is essential. Experience in Latin America and/or working in a rural setting is a plus.

Intern Duties

Coordinate administration for the association
Attend all meetings and training sessions and take minutes
Help to manage finances for the Social Premium Fund
Accompany members of the association on trips to other cooperatives in Ecuador
Facilitate training sessions in areas of expertise
Assist in the implementation of community development projects

Winter Internship:
January 7th – March 1st 2013

Spring Internship:
April 1st- May 24th 2013

Summer Internship:
June 17th – August 23rd 2013

8 weeks room and program fees………..$1600
10 weeks room and program fees…………$2000
Additional weeks…………………………..$200/week

These costs cover room and program fees in Tena, Ecuador. Food and travel are not included. Runa has a limited amount of scholarship funds available to go towards these costs if applicants have exhausted other funding opportunities.

Location: Archidona/Tena, Ecuador

Contact Information

Employer: Fundacion Runa

Name: Mis Cassandra Walker, Program Manager



Graduate Program Highlight



A master’s degree in counseling is the ultimate degree needed for counseling licensure. The Counselor Education and School Counseling Program at the University of Virginia is committed to educational equity, academic achievement, and personal/social development. We combine theoretical orientations with respective application to prepare students to address the personal/social, academic, and career-related needs of youth in the PK-12 school settings. Our goals include helping students to become educational leaders in school systems, advocates of underserved populations, and effective counselors with the ability to impact the lives of youth and families.

Our program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). We provide the coursework needed to obtain a school counseling license in the state of Virginia (Pupil Personnel Services PK-12) and many of the courses needed to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). As a school counseling program, we integrate training opportunities that represent best practices supported by the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Model and the Transforming School Counseling Initiative (TSCI).

Our program provides students with diverse experiences, and it is a full-time program that is completed in two years. Students begin the program in the fall semester each year. Funding opportunities are available.

To learn more, please visit contact the faculty, Antoinette Thomas, Program Chair; Derick Williams, Admission Chair; or Paul Harris, Assistant Professor, at 434-924-7472 (Counselor Education Office) or


Application fee waivers are available for those who qualify.