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October 23, 2009
Professor directs Latin American Studies Association Film Festival
Latin American studies professor Claudia Ferman rarely speaks of film without mention of its relevance to the classroom. After committing to direct a Latin American studies film festival, her first order of business was to find a way to involve her students in the process.
Greening the Landscape
Landscape design program grows with focus on sustainability
The University's professional program in landscape design is improving its curriculum by focusing on green topics — and extending the opportunity to learn more about sustainability to anyone who is interested.
Jennifer Lewis, '09
Leadership Studies graduate helps rebuild nonprofit's role in community
"I knew the job I wanted," Lewis said. “I wanted to work with kids, for a nonprofit, at a place where I could use my leadership and conflict resolution skills. Finally, I saw the posting on SpiderConnect."
October 22, 2009
Edith Vega, '10
Student finds calling mixing business with fashion
Edith Vega always thought she’d be an investment banker. With concentrations in finance and international business, a high GPA and a flawless résumé by junior year, she was well on her way to accomplishing that goal.
Aleena Sorathia, '11
Planning a path to a career in law
Exactly how does a first-year student in college prepare herself for law school? Maintaining high grades, preparing for the Law School Admissions Test and gaining meaningful experience all take priority.
Benjamin Telsey, '08
Becoming a doctor for all the "right reasons"
“Anyone can learn the facts that are covered in medical school, but my dream is to connect with others when they are most vulnerable and be their advocate.”
Bridget Swartz, '09
On-campus interview program helps senior get her start
For Bridget Swartz, '09, the tight job market didn’t get her down. It got her motivated.
Carter Quinley, '11
Preparing for an international career
Carter Quinley, ‘11, has been preparing for a career that will take her around the world since she was a small child.
Christie Howe, '08
Alum turns environmental passion into "green" career
“When I was growing up, my parents always encouraged me to be environmentally aware, but it wasn’t until I got to Richmond that I realized this was something I wanted to make into a life long career,” said Christie Howe, ’08.