Thursday, October 22, 2015

Upcoming Opportunities at UVA

Mental Wellness Screening Day
Date: Thursday, October 22nd
Time: 10 am - 3 pm 
Location: Newcomb Hall 360 
Want to learn more about your mental health? Worried about a friend?  Many in our community deal with concerns around stress, depression, anxiety, and other issues that impact mental wellness and even academic performance. A recent survey (Healthy Minds, 2013) reported that 39 percent of UVa students thought they needed help for mental health issues in the past year but only about half of them actually sought help. Learn more about how to better take care of yourself or how to help others by participating in a free, fast, mental wellness screening and receive immediate feedback about the results. We will have free Mellow Mushroom pizza after 11 a.m. Visit the website for an anonymous online screening. 

Securing a Global Internship: Panel and Resource Fair 
Date: Wednesday, October 28th
Time: 5pm-6:30pm 
Location: Great Hall in Garrett Hall 
Interested in finding an internship abroad? Join us as we hear from current UVA students who pursued international internships and learn what steps they took to obtain these experiences. Panelists will represent a variety of industries, regions of the world, and majors.  A resource fair will follow the panel where you can learn more about specific opportunities.  Resource fair attendees will include Education Abroad, the Center for Undergraduate Excellence, UVA Global Internships Office and many others! RSVP here: 

Open Bio Labs Internship 
Deadline: Saturday, October 31st
Open Bio Labs is seeking several interns from a variety of backgrounds who can assist in furthering our nonprofit organization. Our mission is to enhance access to synthetic biology and biotechnology through education and exploration. Specifically, we teach hands-on courses on various topics within these fields and provide a lab space where one can either further explore interests or discover new ones. If interested, please visit the website. 

MEDLIFE Trip to Peru This Winter Break 
Date: January 2nd-10th 
Over winter break, UVa's MEDLIFE club is going to Lima, Peru. On this trip we will set up mobile clinics and assist local doctors in providing healthcare to people who normally lack access to it. Contact if you are interested. See the website for more information. 

Join Global Development Organization at UVa
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. Subscribe to our newsletter here.