Career Week At U.Va. Feb. 3-7
January 31, 2003--
More than 100 schools and more than 170 recruiters from businesses
and government agencies will be at the University of Virginia Grounds
Feb. 3-7 for Career Week 2003, sponsored by University Career Services.
Scheduled events include job fairs for College undergraduates Feb.
3 and for Curry School candidates Feb. 6 and 7. Internships will
be the focus on Feb. 4 and 5. All events will take place from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. in Newcomb Hall on the third floor.
companies are hiring fewer new employees, U.Va. students still will
come up on the short list because of the University’s outstanding
reputation, said Ladd Flock, who directs career activities for Arts
Career Services has been busy over the past several months, with
the number of students visiting the office at more than 100 per
day. Career Week is one of several programs UCS provides to give
students the edge in preparing for jobs.
want to help students by making sure they hone their skills to really
shine when opportunities arise,” said James McBride, UCS director.
of business, government and nonprofit representatives — from
banks, the insurance industry, pharmaceutical companies, the CIA,
Teach for America and Peace Corps — will be on hand to answer
students’ questions at the job fair.
the Education Expo, representatives for public schools from 10 states
and for private schools mostly in Virginia will attend the job fair
Thursday. Students go on that day to meet with recruiters and sign
up for interviews held on Friday. The event draws students not only
from the Curry School, but also from around the state and region,
making it one of the largest education career events in the Southeastern
U.S., says Gigi Davis-White of UCS.
career services will also partner this year for the second time
with other schools, including Georgetown and Duke, in holding a
job fair in Washington Feb. 20, for students interested in working
for government agencies or large nonprofit organizations.
information, go to http://www.virginia.edu/career and click on the
link to Career Week.
Internships – Haley Whitlock Gyory, (434) 924-8908
College of Arts & Sciences – Ladd Flock, (434) 924-8907
Education – Gigi Davis-White, (434) 924-8912
University Career Services – James McBride, UCS director,
Anne Bromley, (434) 924-6861