Curry's Career Services Newsletter

 November Edition Vol. 2 2015

Dear Students,

Interested in the possibility of teaching abroad but missed the presentation yesterday evening? No worries - we recorded our (first-ever virtual) presentation from Search Associates about International Teaching Opportunities and it will be available to you soon (on our website).  Working on your graduate school applications and want feedback? Next Wednesday, November 18th from 1:30-3:30, Jennifer Schmid, undergraduate social chair for NSSHLA will be hosting an "Application Round Table" event with me, Hilary Kerner. We will discuss best practices for writing personal statements, and hope to have peer editing of personal statements and applications. This event is designed to help Fourth Years with their personal statements and resumes for graduate school applications. 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.


Careers for the Common Good Panel
November 17
Great Hall, Garrett
Interested in careers that create social impact? Come learn from alumni and friends of the University who work in a wide variety of fields, including the nonprofit, public health, and community organization sectors. This panel is a great opportunity to network with mid-level professionals and discover how they applied their college experiences to public service careers.

All years and majors are welcome.

Southern Teachers Agency will be on grounds to interview UVA students who are interested in teaching jobs at great k-12 private/independent schools. More information on Southern Teachers Agency.

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:
How Star Performers Leverage Performance Reviews
November 20, 2015
12:00 NOON TO 1:00 PM EST
Karen Snyder (Col ’83) shares how to make your next performance review a positive and productive experience.

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

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 - Camp Galileo in California -  Renée Colligan, a third year at UVA and now in her first year of the BMT Elementary Ed program here at Curry writes, “ I just wanted to let you know about this wonderful summer job opportunity that I was able to take advantage of this past summer. Last June through the beginning of August I worked as a Team Leader at Camp Galileo, an Innovation Summer Camp for Pre-K - 5th graders in California. The camp atmosphere was so energetic, positive and supportive for all kids and staff, and I was amazed by the science and art projects the kids completed every week. I definitely want to go back to work there next summer.  If you're looking to work with kids this summer and would like to travel to "Sunny California," I highly recommend looking into Camp Galileo or Galileo Quest (5th-8th graders) and applying to one of the many camp locations all over the Bay Area. Check out the website for more info about different job positions offered and the Galileo mindset of being visionary, courageous, collaborative, determined, and reflective.

NEW - Teach In Bhutan seeks qualified teachers to fulfill one-year placements beginning January 2017. Preference given to primary specialists and high school math, science and English teachers. This is an opportunity to travel a world away and make a world of difference. Please visit their website for more information.

NEW - Prince William Country Public Schools - Curry student Thuy Vu writes, “My school in Prince William County Public Schools currently has some vacancies available. I think it would be a great opportunity for any December graduates. Please contact my principal, Susan Porter, at: She can give you more details about the job openings.” 

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.

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.



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.

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!


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

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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