Alumni Success Stories: Entrepreneur Panel
2/18/13, Lee Hall 411, 6 p.m.
Thinking about starting your own business after graduation? Wondering how and where to begin? Join four UMW alumni as they reflect on how they began their businesses, and how they continue to make them successful. Learn, question and benefit from their experience! Panelists include a restaurateur/chef, clothing/apparel shop owners, and a mobile app. inventor. Brief reception to follow.
- Erik Bruner-Yang ’07 - Chef and Owner of Toki Underground in Washington, D.C. http://tokiunderground.com/#/
- Megan Parry ’05 and Alicia Austin (attended UMW) - Co-owners of FORAGE in Fredericksburg, VA https://www.facebook.com/shopforage
- Linda Fairall ‘06, – Owner of Fabulous Frocks in Alexandria, VA
- Carl Lawson BLS ’08 – Owner of CBAI & Associates in Fredericksburg, VA http://www.cbaia.com/Home.html
To register, please contact the Office of Career Services at 540-654-1022 or login to your EmployAnEagle account.
Academic Internship Program - Through this program, qualified students can earn academic credit for supervised and sponsored quality work experiences. For more information and to locate opportunities, click here.
Externship Opportunities -Students may shadow a professional for a few days to explore a career. Review UMW externship sponsors located in the Externship Opportunities binder in Career Services.
Job & Internship Fairs – Allows students to meet with professionals from industry, government, non-profit, and educational organizations to learn about career paths and full and part-time job opportunities. These fairs happen twice a year, in the fall and spring.
Diversity Career Day - Diversity Career Day is hosted by the University of Virginia and attracts over 150 corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies seeking candidates with diverse backgrounds. Diversity Career Day is open to all students and colleges and universities throughout Virginia and Washington DC. This regional recruiting event typically occurs in November and attracts more than 1200 students from all majors looking for full-time and internship opportunities. Transportation is provided from UMW for this yearly event held in Charlottesville.
On-Campus Recruiting - Students who are graduating within the year and recent alumni can sign up for interviews with businesses, school districts, government agencies, and non-profit organizations to interview for full-time jobs.
* Review the Calendar of Events for dates and additional information about the above programs.
Student Leadership Program: Peer Career Advisor
Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) are students who volunteer to complete student outreach projects on behalf of Career Services. All PCAs are trained in career development issues and Career Services resources and services. PCAs lead presentations for student groups, help students find resources in the library, and can provide career development information. If you are interested in having a PCA present on a career-related topic for your group, contact Career Services at 654-1022.