Prep step

Submitted on Jun 17, 2014 by Cathy (Com ’90)

Does anyone have a video on how to do the prep step? If so, please send me a link!! My son is attending a dance and I’d like to teach it to him.

Not working in your major field

Submitted on Apr 3, 2014 by Frank Forman (Col ’66, Grad ’68)

Many of us, if not most, wind up in a career in a field one didn’t major in. Even so, choosing that major was not a waste of time. We would all like to know your own career path and how you nevertheless benefited.

In my own case, I was a math major, though I hardly…more >

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  1. Tony Ross on said:
    My degree is in accounting, but I'm a Longshoreman I got the degree because I really thought I would enjoy working in accounting. I love numbers and math but realized that I don't like all the laws and regulations that you have to know to work in accounting. By the time I realized I...more >
    • Frank Forman on said:
      Congratulations on following your bliss, Tony! What I really wanted to know is how your studying helped you. Did you learn to "think like an accountant"? I can't imagine that you do much accountant work on your job. Even so, might you nevertheless find that you are pretty unique in thinking about the financial consequences...more >
      • Rob Carmines on said:
        I graduated with 26 guys in my Fraternity (Pi Kappa Alpha) in 1980 and I am the only one working in my major! All of the others are doing great and many of us get together multiple times a year. I really enjoy the diversity of my being a CPA (obviously I was...more >
        • Frank Forman on said:
          Thanks for this, Rob. I'm an economist, and I can tell you I had a thing against the accountants when I worked at the Civil Aeronautics Board, 1969-84. As an economist, I understand that the values that matter in exchange are subjective. If you sell me a newspaper for a dollar, this means I value...more >
  2. Heyward Grimball (CLAS '09 Comm '10) on said:
    I suppose I'm a bit different for this group as I am at the beginning of my career rather than the end. I was History major at UVA then I got a 1 year business degree from McIntire. Subsequently, I've earned a law degree and a Masters in International Business from South Carolina....more >

How My Major Helped My Work, Even though I don’t work in my major field

Submitted on Apr 3, 2014 by Frank Forman (Col ’66, Grad ’68)

This is in response to Terry Sullivan’s article, “Good Advice,” in the current U.Va. Magazine. Excellent ideas, all, and here’s how you alumni might contribute.

I was a math major but never did any math beyond high school algebra at work. In solving a proving a theorem in mathematics, you often generalize to a larger problem,…more >

Support AccessUVA Financial Aid!

Submitted on Aug 15, 2013 by Mary Nguyen Barry (Col ’10)

Hi all,

As you may have heard, UVA’s Board of Visitors voted to overhaul AccessUVa and scale back funding for this incredibly groundbreaking financial aid program. AccessUVa began in 2004 when UVA capped how much middle-class students have to borrow and ensured low-income families that already have high debt or high financial need that they could…more >

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  1. Kate on said:
    Sign the petition at http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/keep-uva-affordable-and

Operation Support Sullivan!

Submitted on Mar 11, 2013 by Susanna Nicholson (Col ’80)

Do you love your University President? Me too. Please join us in a statement of support for Pres. Sullivan: https://www.facebook.com/events/118372071680483/118373258347031/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity. Don’t know the background to the current problems on Grounds? Here’s the Washington Post link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/at-u-va-tensions-between-sullivan-and-dragas-hit-a-new-boiling-point/2013/03/01/6cf65212-810a-11e2-8074-b26a871b165a_story.html…more >

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  1. M.A. (Ginger)The past isn’t dead The University remains at the center of a national debate about faculty, trustee governance McCarthy Johnson on said:
    . From the Managing Board of the Cavalier Daily: The past isn’t dead The University remains at the center of a national debate about faculty, trustee governance http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2013/03/the-past-isnt-dead
  2. M.A. (Ginger)McCarthy Johnson on said:
    . From the Richmond Times Dispatch -- Thursday, March 14, 2013 : > Report: U.Va. crisis resulted from ‘headstrong rector’ A “headstrong rector” sought to remove a president who failed to conform to her image of “bold academic captaincy,” resulting in a yet-unresolved leadership crisis at the University of Virginia, says a report released today by the American...more >

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