Past Events

April Job & Internship Fair

April 5, 2017 | 12:00 pm
Newcomb Hall

The April Job & Internship fair will bring recruiters from more than 60 corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies to UVA to meet students from all disciplines seeking full-time employment or internship experience. Don’t want to miss this opportunity to meet employers in person, learn about different organizations and positions, and talk with them about your experiences! Fair will be held from 12:00-3:00 pm in Newcomb Hall. Click here to see which employers will be at the fair.

SPI at UVA: Science Policy Career Panel

April 24, 2017 | 3:30 pm
Claude Moore MEB 3110 Auditorium

The Science Policy Initiative (SPI) at UVa is a new student organization for graduate students who are interested in careers in science policy, or just learning more about how to be engaged in science policy. You can learn more about our organization and sign up for our mailing list to receive announcements about meetings and events on our website ( or Facebook page (

We are excited to announce our first inaugural science policy career panel! The panel will be on April 24th from 3:30-5pm in MEB 3110 auditorium with a networking reception to follow in the first floor atrium from 5-6pm. The panel will highlight Ph.D. scientists and engineers who are currently working in science policy, their career path, and their advice for getting involved in science policy as a graduate student.


Academic Job Search Series: Orienting the Search and CV Review

September 8, 2017 | 10:00 am
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

The first session of the Academic Job Search Series, Orienting the Search, is intended to provide job seekers with a broad overview of how to approach the search for an academic position.  The first half of the session will include a panel discussion with experienced UVA faculty members who have lead faculty hiring committees as well as recenlty hired faculty who have navigated their own successful searches.  Participants should come prepared with questions for the speakers about how to best approach the search for an academic position.  In the second half of the session we will offer some tips on how to tailor your CV for different academic job applications, including reasearch intensive institutions, and small liberal arts colleges.  Attendees are asked to upload the most recent version fo their academic CV to the registration site so that we can highlight important areas of emphasis in the discussion.

Please Click Here to Register

Academic Job Search Series: Academic Cover Letters

September 14, 2017 | 2:00 pm
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

This workshop will offer guidelines and best practices for academic cover letters. Please come with one printed copy of your academic cover letter (rough drafts are fine - you're bringing it to get feedback!) AND one academic job advertisement.   

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Science Policy Initiative: Lunch Seminar Series

September 21, 2017 | 12:00 pm
Newcomb Hall, South Meeting Room

Lunch provided.

More information on speaker and topic forthcoming.

SPI@UVa website

Academic Job Search Series: Reflective Teaching Statements

September 21, 2017 | 2:00 pm
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

What is a reflective teaching statement and what makes one effective?  In this third part of the Academic Job Search Series, facilitators from the Center for Teaching Excellence will offer participants the opportunity to evaluate sample teaching statements from a variety of sources, to examine the conventions of teaching statements across disciplines, and to begin to articulate their own teaching philosophy.  

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Academic Job Search Series: Academic Interviewing

September 28, 2017 | 2:00 pm
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

This workshop will provide an overview of the academic interviewing process and tips for how to be successful.  Time wil be reserved for participants to practice interviewing skills with peers and program participants.  

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Science Policy Initiative: Lunch Seminar Series

October 9, 2017 | 12:00 pm
Newcomb Hall, South Meeting Room

Lunch provided.

More information on speaker and topic forthcoming.

SPI@UVa website

Science Policy Symposium

November 6, 2017 | 9:00 am
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

1st Annual Science Policy Symposium hosted by the Science Policy Initative at UVa.

Register for the 1st Annual Science Policy Symposium on Monday, November 6th, 2017, in the Special Collections Library on grounds! The event will be all day from 9:00am-5:30pm, with a poster session, lunch, and networking event. More information about speakers and agenda coming soon! For individuals interested in submitting a poster and for registration, please visit the website here.

Abstracts for the poster session are still being accepted on a case by case basis. Please contact Michaela Rikard ( if you are interested in submitting an abstract.

For more information and registration, please visit the SPI@UVa website.


Datapalooza 2017

November 9, 2017 | 3:00 pm
Newcomb Hall Ballroom

Join the Datapoolza KICKOFF Talk Kickoff Talk with New York Times Chief Data Scientist Chris Wiggins on Thursday, November 9, 2017 by clicking here.

The talk will begin at 3pm on Thursday, Nov. 9 in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom on Grounds, with a reception to follow at 4:30pm.


On Friday, starting at 8am, you will kick off the rest of Datapoolza with featured speakers, presentaions, and more. Click here to see agenda and to register for this event.

The Diversifying Scholarship

November 10, 2017 | 9:00 am
Curry SChool (Bavaro Hall)

The Diversifying Scholarship has announced their all-day Event at the Curry School (Bavaro Hall) on Friday, November 10, 9-5pm:

Click here for more info and to register.

Keynote speaker is Dr. Robert Sellers, the Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Michigan, where he is also the Charles D Moody College Professor of Psychology and Professor of Education

UVa Faculty speakers include:
- Noelle Hurd, 
- Federico Cuatlacuatl
- A.D. Carson
- Dianne Hoffman
- Walter Heinecke
- Jessica Sewell
- Kasey Keeler
- Carmenita Higginbotham
- Sally Pusede

Those who register in advance get free lunch!

Biotechnology Career Panel

November 27, 2017 | 12:30 pm
Pinn Hall 1-14

Join the Biotechnology Ph.D Training Program for this years Biotechnology Career Panel. Refreshments will be served at 12:15pm with an hour informational session to follow.