Curry's Career Services Newsletter

 November Edition Vol. 1 2015

Dear Students,

Interested in the possibility of teaching abroad? Now is the time to consider it by coming to the (first-ever virtual) presentation from Search Associates about International Teaching Opportunities next Thursday, November 11, 2015 from 4:30-5:30pm in the Curry Library Data Commons. Hope to see you there. Our Election Day Resume Marathon, was a terrific success thanks to representatives from Albemarle County VA Schools, Carney Sandoe & Associates, Charlottesville City VA Public Schools, 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 who provided 75+ one-on-one resume critiques to students. Read on for upcoming programs and new postings.

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.


International Teaching Options 
Virtual presentation with SEARCH ASSOCIATES
Wednesday, November 11, 2015: 4:30-5:30
Curry Library Data Commons

Curry has had a long and successful track record of working with SEARCH ASSOCIATES to help place teachers and assistants in K-12 American/International college preparatory schools around the world. Many schools will hire newly minted graduates to work as at all levels and in all subjects of K-12 international education, where the language of instruction is English. Search Associates screens both schools and candidates, and facilitates the hiring process with our online services and recruitment fairs. Last year they assisted over 3,000 candidates in finding jobs.

Come learn more about how registration with Search Associates at will open doors to exciting opportunities at schools all over the world. Experience and enthusiasm in working with young people are a definite plus, and you don’t need to be an Education major with a credential. Of course, if you are a beginning teacher with training and certification, your chances of hire are all the better. Our group from UVA has been very successful in recent years with all of the applicants accepting jobs. Typically were 3-4 per year are hired for one-year paid teaching positions abroad at the Cambridge (Boston, MA) Fair. Additionally, 3 more (one of whom received a two-year teaching contract) were later applicants hired out-of-fair via Skype interviews (which seems to be happening more and more).

Another UVa graduate has been an intern in Morocco for two years now, and has this to say about the experience: “Going into my second year at Casablanca American School, I could not be more excited. The experiences and opportunities I’ve had here have been unparalleled. While working in a professionally stimulating and enriching environment, I have been immersed in a new culture, have had the chance to travel extensively, and have made lifelong friends. I believe the intern program is perfect for anyone looking for professional development, cultural immersion, and adventure.” Marion Whisnant, University of Virginia graduate

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice
Community organizer Josh Scott, UVA '12, will be hosting an information session on Monday, November 16 at 5:30pm at St. Paul's Memorial to discuss careers in community organizing with UVA students and alumni interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice.
DART hires and trains organizers to lead campaigns on a broad set of justice issues including
* Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lending practices
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Education reform in low-performing public schools
To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to visit Still have questions? Contact Hannah Wittmer at or (202) 841-0353.

Attention December 2015 grads: The Virginia Association of School Personnel Administrators (VASPA) is holding their annual fall teacher job fair with 35+ divisions represented, on Nov.12-13, 2015 from 3-6 pm at the Richmond Hilton Garden Inn/Richmond Hilton, 501 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219. Registration is free for all students and prospective teachers, and there will be a $100 drawing for all registered prospective teachers! Please register by RSVP to: and include: name, email address, teaching field/area of expertise, and the college or university you currently or last attended. If interested please seek more information on the VASPA website.

Thanks to UVa Alumni Career Services for the following webinar:
4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding to Apply to Grad School
November 6, 2015
12:00 NOON TO 1:00 PM EST
Career advisor Mary Ryan (Col ’08) walks you through the thought process of whether or not to apply to graduate school.


The Michel David-Weill Scholarship, which covers the cost of tuition and living expenses for any two-year master’s program at the Sciences Po in Paris. The University of Virginia has a single nomination for a fourth year student each year, and the deadline for submitting nomination materials this year is November 20th. Students are encouraged to contact Andrus Ashoo if you have further questions.

Local Opportunities

NEW: Substitutes needed for Headstart (Charlottesville and Albemarle), a comprehensive preschool program for children from low-income homes, is seeking substitute teachers for all their locations: Albemarle County, Charlottesville, Fluvanna County, Louisa County, and Nelson County. Compensation is $10.67-$11.50/hour. Please email a resume and cover letter to Harriett Darling is a Curry grad who attended our Wednesday Cups and Conversations
Perhaps of particular interest to SLP folks interested in building experience working with a special needs child: Local parent, Brigitte Mehl writes, “I am looking to hire someone to be with my daughter Lily a few hours a few times a week. Duties would include helping her with preparing lunch, helping her with school work (she is homeschooled), particularly reading, playing games, and general companionship. I thought this might be a good opportunity for one of your students to make some extra money and gain some experience working with a special needs child.

Lily suffered a major stroke in January 2013. She has acute aphasia as a result. Following her inpatient rehab at Kennedy Krieger Institute, she has had outpatient speech therapy services three times a week. Her speaking ability has gone from total loss to some short sentences. Her reading ability has gone from relearning her ABC's to a lower/mid elementary level. She was reading at the adult level before her stroke. She is now 14.” If you are interested, please contact Brigitte Mehl directly at:, 434-260-5371 (Office), 434-987-5966 (Cell)



NEW: Duke Summer Session is beginning the hiring of staff for its 2016 middle and high school summer programs.
They will be hosting approximately 600 students on the Duke campus and we are looking for enthusiastic and committed academic and residential staff to work with our students.  Our population consists of many students from China, so candidates who speak Mandarin Chinese are desired, but not required.
More information and positions descriptions can be found here.

NEW: Want to have an incredible summer job and work with kids this summer?  Camp Ozark might be the perfect place for you!
We are recruiting at Virginia the week of November 1st (Nov. 2nd- 6th)  We will be set up at Para Coffee throughout the week. 
Check out our opportunities to serve kids:
A little bit about us:
Camp Ozark is America's largest single-site Christian sports and adventure camp for kids.  We hire over 800 college-aged students from over 60 universities to work with over 6,000 kids each summer.  Taking summer school?  No problem!  We have flexible work durations.  Need a job?  No problem!  All work at Camp Ozark is paid employment.  Needing internship credit? We have those too!
Sign up online for an informal interview while we're on campus:

Believe-N-U Academic Development Center in Richmond, VA seeks a Special Education Early Childhood (Birth-Age 5) Teacher. The early childhood special education teacher is responsible for classroom instruction, safety, and management of children within the Believe-N-U Academic Development CenterClick here for the full job description. NEW: The Christopher Newport University Center for Career Planning is excited to be hiring a Career Counselor. The deadline to apply is Saturday, October 31. If you are interested please contact Monica Hill, the Assistant Director of Employer Relations, at 757-594-8859. For more information please take a look at the full position description.


The College Board is looking for full time doctoral students for two psychometric internships taking place in Newtown, PA this summer. Interns will be paired with College Board mentors and assigned to work on a summer project. The internship is intended to provide students with the opportunity to work in a professional environment on challenging projects. The internships spans 8 weeks, starting on June 6th and ending on July 29th, with an expected weekly full time workload (40 hours per week).

Students must be graduate students in psychometrics, measurement, quantitative & mathematical psychology, educational psychology, industrial-organizational psychology, statistics or in a related fields.

Please send letter of introduction, CV, and unofficial university transcript to
r& by February 1st, 2016.  Please name your attachment as Last_First_CB_Internship.pdf.

Many thanks to Nancy Deutsch for this internship opportunity!


International Teaching Options info session (with Search Associates)
November 11th, 4:30-5:30pm,
Curry Library Data Commons

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

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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