Curry's Career Services Newsletter

 October Edition Vol. 3 2015

Dear Students,
The day after our November 3, 2015 Election Day Resume Marathon (see below for details) we will also have special guests at our Career-focused Curry Cups and Conversations on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 1:30-3:30pm: We will be hosting representatives from Carney, Sandoe & Associates (Education Recruiting Agency), Greenwich Country Day School (NY), Headstart (Charlottesville and Albemarle), Prince William County VA Public Schools, Education Pioneers, and possibly more, who will all be on hand to talk to you about their immediate needs and future opportunities. Please plan to stop by and explore opportunities.

Curry Career Services walk-in hours for Fall Semester 2015:
Tuesdays 12-2 pm
Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 pm
in Ruffner, Suite 102
To schedule a one-on-one appointment with Hilary Kerner, please email (available Monday-Friday 10:30-2:30pm).

For more Curry-specific career and professional resources, check out our website


Teaching Abroad presented by Search Associates. If you are interested in teaching internationally, you'll want to check out this presentation. Dr. Gunther Brant of Search Associates, a recruitment organization for international education, will speak about his experience during the UVa Fall Job & Internship Fair on October 29th. In addition to Search Associates, Network of International Christian Schools and Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) will also attend the fair.

International Education Week: October 24th to 30th! The week will highlight arts and technology in international education. The fun kicks off Saturday with CultureFest and International Tea Festival in the amphitheater with artistic performances, interactive booths, free international food and tea.  IEW will be rounded out with activities such as a photography exhibit, Fralin Art Museum tours in world languages, career and education abroad fairs, movie screenings, seminars, a language symposium, and dance nights. Visit the IEW website for a full list of events and join the fun.

Center for Global Health Scholars Open House 
Oct 14 at 5:00 - 7:00PM | Center for Global Health Corner Building Office

Interested in working in global health and development, research and service? Join us for the Center for Global Health Scholars Open House to learn from leading faculty and former scholars representing research in Rwanda, Guatemala, and India! Mentored research and training in a global context provide critical experiences for students preparing for employment or graduate school.

Curry Election Day Resume Marathon, Bavaro Hall Atrium
Tuesday, November 3rd from 2:30-6PM
(Free pizza provided by Southern Teachers’ Agency)

Representatives from Albemarle County VA Schools, Carney Sandoe & Associates, Fairfax County VA Public Schools, Georgetown Learning Centers, Greenwich Country Day School (NY), Prince William County VA Public Schools, Southern Teachers Agency (STA), Virginia Institute for Autism (VIA), and Wincester VA Public Schools, and more will provide one-on-one resume critiques for you from 3-6pm. Come early at 2:30pm, and learn more about their opportunities. Schedule:
2:30 - 3:00 pm - Light snacks & mingling
3:00 - 6:00 pm - Resume Review Marathon

Global Development Organization 
Global Development Organization is a diverse community of students interested in exploring development through a critical lens. We host weekly events including free catered dinners with guest lecturers, TED Talk study breaks with coffee, career preparation workshops, study abroad and research information sessions, and more. There are no membership fees; simply come to events that interest you!  Whether you're interested in public health, environmental sustainability, politics, gender, economics, technology, or business, there's a place for you in GDO.  We'd love to see you at our next event. Subscribe to our
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Global Development Career Day and Recruiting Fair
Thursday, November 5th & Friday, November 6, 2015
The University of Virginia and the MetroLink DC consortium (The College of William and Mary, Swarthmore College, and Yale University) host this special event, held in partnership with the Society for International Development Washington DC chapter. This Fair is an opportunity for organizations and institutional members to meet with students from these universities who are interested in international development careers. The program will consist of a Diversity Reception on Thursday evening, followed by panels and an exhibitor showcase on Friday. Register 

Local Opportunities

New: MACAA Head Start is desperately in need of enthusiastic, energetic substitute teachers for its centers in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and in three outlying counties. If you're interested, please contact Harriet Kaplan (Curry class of 1989) at
New: The Valentine in Richmond, VA is looking for students for a variety of internship opportunities for the 2015 spring semester. They are accepting applications from students interested in working in the following departments:

Costumes and Textiles
General Collections
Museum Store Merchandising 
Public Relations

Applications are due on November 20th.
NEW: Albemarle County Schools seeks a Curry Early Childhood SPED and/or math teacher candidate that we can recommend for a long-term sub positions. If you are interested, please contact Hilary Kerner at directly for a recommendation and referral.
NEW - Alice Baij, bereavement coordinator for Hospice of the Piedmont in Charlottesville, writes with this opportunity for students who may be interested in hands-on, practical experiences working with children and teens, “Our children’s grief support program, called “Journeys” needs young adults to volunteer occasionally – not on a regular weekly schedule, but just periodically for special events for our grieving children and teens."  Volunteering with Journeys can help students develop and refine their counseling and mentoring skills with children and adolescents. 

Prior to their first time volunteering at camp, all volunteers attend a one-evening training session about children’s grief and a 2-hour orientation to Hospice of the Piedmont.

Please call  434-817-6900 or email Alice Bailj at to apply.


NEW - National Policy Breakthrough Lab (2-3 positions available) - Join a cutting edge research team supporting our social enterprise client - ReinventED. ReinventED Lab is a Charlottesville-based organization for creative problem-solving in education, supported by 4.0 Schools' Community Catalyst program. Charlottesville has been selected for the Community Catalyst program to join 5 other cities (New Orleans, New York, DC, Birmingham, and Austin) in a growing national network of education innovation organizations. In addition to hosting our signature events, ReinventED is looking to build a small project team to draft policy using a generative problem-solving process that blends design thinking and lean startup methodologies. Students will ground their research in interaction with users, then frame problems at the policy level, and iteratively ideate policy solutions.

NEW - Opportunities to Work with the Research Hub for Collaborative Innovation Virginia Pay For Success Lab (2-3 positions available) - Join a cutting edge research team supporting the State of Virginia in advancing the use of Pay for Success/ Social Impact Bonds to scale effective social innovations. The Virginia Pay for Success Lab provides research assistance to state and local stakeholders that wish to accelerate their Pay for Success (PFS) initiatives. PFS is an innovative financing mechanism that measurably improves the lives of those in our communities. With PFS, private funding is used to scale-up effective service providers in areas such as supportive housing, youth employment, and juvenile justice. If, and only if, the program meets its objectives, the government repays the upfront investment. Students will provide the research assistance needed to determine whether an idea is feasible for a project. For background on the topic, this is an excellent compendium of opinions from leaders in the field.

NEW - Peace Corps Campus Recruiter, U.Va. 
For 2015-2016 a Peace Corps Campus Recruiter will be hired to implement a Campus Recruitment Strategy Plan to include: coordination of specified recruitment activities; development of partnerships and collaborations with University department heads, student organizations, RPCV groups and Coverdell Fellows/MI programs; identification of highly skilled candidates and specialized skill candidates to serve as Peace Corps Volunteers; and leadership of engagement and follow-up. Must be a returned Peace Corps volunteer to apply for this position. Jobs@UVa Posting #0617492.

Pedia Staff in Charles Town, WV seeks a Speech-Language Pathologist in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.This is a public school setting with the contract assignment beginning as soon as possible, and ending in late May/early June. Multiple positions are open, so your preference for age group will be considered.  Caseloads are managed to 50 students. For more information click here.

George Mason University seeks a qualitative researcher for their College of Education and Human Development. This is a tenure-line position. For the complete job description and application please click here.


White House Initiative on Education Excellence for African Americans is looking for graduate students for their year-round internship program. This program provides current graduate students with an opportunity to learn about African American-focused education policy, communications, and outreach at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. Details on the program and application process can be found here

Applications accepted through OCTOBER 16, 2015. Many thanks to the College Advising Corps' LinkedIn posting for high lighting this opportunity.


Social Work Virtual Grad Fair, October 8.

Veterans Grad School Virtual Fair, October 14.

Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Opportunities Panel: October 15th, 5-6 PM in Ruffner 302 Library Data Commons.

Education Resume Marathon, November 3rd, 3-6pm Bavaro Hall Atrium.

Virginia Association of School and Personnel Administrators (VASPA) Teacher Job Fair, November 12th, 3-6pm, Richmond Hilton.

Southern Teachers Agency (Private Schools) Job Fair, February 6, 2016.

UVA Ed Expo, Newcomb Hall, February 12, 2016.

NAIS Conference, San Francisco, CA, February 24 - 26, 2016.

Southern Teachers Agency (Private Schools) Virtual Job Fair, April 8, 2016. 

Career Center

Upcoming U.Va. Career Fairs – OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS

Fall Job & Internship Fair (Oct. 28-29, 2015) – Newcomb Hall 3rd Floor, 10am-3pm

Global Development Career Day (Nov. 5-6, 2015) – Garrett Hall’s Great Hall (11/5, 7pm-9pm) and Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium (11/6, 8:30am-4:30pm)

Spring Job & Internship Fair (Jan. 27-28, 2016) – Newcomb Hall 3rd Floor, 10am-3pm

Educators' Expo K-12 Job & Interview Fair (February 12, 2016) Newcomb Hall 3rd Floor Job Fair: 9am-12pm, Interviews: 12pm - 5pm.

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