Curry's Career Services Newsletter

 October Edition Vol. 4 2015

Dear Students,
Fall recruiting is heating up, so be sure to check out the upcoming Job Fair on October 28, especially for education employers attending (see below for details). Then plan to attend our November 3, 2015 Election Day Resume Marathon to tune up your resume and connect with recruiters from numerous schools, school districts, and education agencies. The next day we'll have a special career-focused edition of Cups and Conversations on November 4th (see sidebar for details), so plan to come and find out about summer and full-time opportunities with Curry-centric employers. Additionally, many new postings are included below, so please read on.

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


Friday Forum Webinar - This week's webinar, entitled "How to Create a Standout LinkedIn Profile that Gets Results" will be help on Friday October 23 at 12:00 Noon. This weeks webinar will be hosted by Kitty Boitnott (Educ '00) who will explain how to stand out from the crowd by fully utilizing the tools and features available on LinkedIn.  If you are interested in participating please register here.

2015 Fall Job & Internship Fair on Wednesday, October 28th 10:00am-3:00pm & Thursday, October 29th 10:00am-3:00pm at Newcomb Hall will feature recruiters from over 100+ corporations, non-profit organizations, government agencies come to U.Va to meet students from all majors seeking full-time employment or internship experiences. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet employers in person, learn about different organizations and positions, and talk with them about your experiences!

Of particular interest to Curry students are the recruiters that are involved with education including: Bright Horizons Family Solutions, City Year Inc., Elluian, JET Program, KIPP DC, Match Education, SAGA Innovations, Search Associates, Southern Teachers Agency, St. Anne’s Belfield School, Strayer@Work, Urban Teacher Center, Virginia College Advising Corps, Virginia Institute of Autism. For a full list of participants please visit here.

Southern Teacher's Agency at Fall Job & Internship Fair October 28 | 10:00AM-3:00PM | Newcomb Hall Southern Teachers helps college graduates find great jobs in great K-12 schools.  We are coming to meet your best and brightest and talk with them about teaching in college-preparatory, private/independent schools.

Teach for America Events
Please see below for two upcoming TFA events:

"Education Policy In Virginia" Movement Builder, Eva Colen Discusses Local Education Policy, Thursday, October 22 at noon. See here

"The Education of Black Men: A Dialogue with Teach for America's Chief Diversity Officer," Tuesday, October 27 at 6 PM - Monroe 118. See here

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 Wednesday, October 28th at 11am. 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.

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

MACAA Head Start is accepting resumes for substitute teachers in Charlottesville and the surrounding counties. Head Start serves 3- and 4-year-old children from low-income homes. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain training and experience in early childhood education while meeting a real need in the community. Please email your resume and a cover letter to All prospective employees are subject to a criminal records check, physical examination, and TB test.  MACAA is an equal opportunity employer. Compensation is $10.67 - $11.50 per hour depending upon experience, and training is provided.
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.
Albemarle County Schools seeks a Curry Early Childhood SPED and/or math teacher candidate that we can recommend for a long-term sub position. If you are interested, please contact Hilary Kerner at directly for a recommendation and referral.
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: 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.

 NEW: December Graduates, Jamie Carayiannis, the math assistant principal at Annandale High School, in the Fairfax County Public School system, writes regarding the following opportunity:

"I have a math teacher going out on maternity leave in Late December. I am looking for a certified secondary math teacher to replace my teacher for the remainder of the school year. Fairfax County typically awards positions such as this a contracted teaching position for the remainder of the year, rather than a long term sub position. The position I am hiring for would go from January to the end of the school year in June 2016."

If you are interested please contact Jamie Carayiannis at

NEW: York Country School Division in Yorktown, Virginia is looking for an Online Learning Specialist. This position would be to assist instructional staff in translating curriculum goals and objectives into meaningful and effective learning experiences for each student and to provide instructional leadership and support for the online learning programs of the school division.

For more information please visit

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.

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.

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.


NEW: 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!


Curry Election Day Resume Marathon,
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2:30-6PM, Bavaro Hall Atrium

(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), Wincester VA Public Schools, and more will provide one-on-one resume critiques for you from 3-6pm. Come early at 2:30 pm, and learn more about their opportunities. Schedule:
2:30-3 PM - Light snacks & mingling
3-6 PM - Resume Review Marathon

Career-focused Curry Cups and Conversations, Wed, November 4th, 1:30-3:30pm: Representatives from Carney, Sandoe & Associates (Education Recruiting Agency), Greenwich Country Day School Co-Teacher Program (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.

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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