If your New Year’s resolution is to find a new job, don’t wait to get started. Many people believe that hiring stops during the holidays, but lots of companies continue their recruitment processes throughout December.
Beginning summer 2015, University of Richmond will introduce The Richmond Guarantee, a university promise to fund one summer research or internship experience for all new and continuing traditional undergraduate students.
University of Richmond President Edward L. Ayers will join President Obama, the First Lady and Vice President Biden along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college.
For many people, local government is not something they see as glamorous, and at times, they might even find it hard to understand. A group of University of Richmond students is looking to change that by founding the website RVAGov.com, which helps students and the community participate in City of Richmond government.
The Institute of International Education ranks the University of Richmond second and fifth among leading baccalaureate institutions in two Open Doors surveys measuring the number of students studying abroad.
The university also ranked No. 7 among the top 40 baccalaureate institutions for the total number of international students in 2013-14.
Jewish Family Services and University of Richmond Hillel released “Draw Back the Curtain,” a feature-length documentary film detailing the Richmond community’s role in resettling 800 refugees from the former Soviet Union in the late 1980s. The film premiered at the Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond on Nov. 10 to an audience of more than 500 people.
Nick Creegan won the top prize in the University of Richmond’s Business Pitch Competition with an app that crowdsources recommendations to facilitate the exploration of craft beer. The win comes with $3,500 and an opportunity to pitch the product to local angel investors who might help his team, which includes Dillon Kerr, a senior at Connecticut College, take the app to the marketplace.
University of Richmond’s Office of the Chaplaincy, in partnership with the Department of Music, will hold the 41st annual “Candlelight Services of Lessons and Carols” Dec. 7 in Cannon Memorial Chapel. Two identical community services will be offered, one at 5 p.m., and again at 8 p.m.
Tom McInerney, president and CEO of Genworth Financial, will participate in a C-Suite Conversation Nov. 19, at 8 a.m., at the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business. The program will be held in Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
The John Marshall International Center for the Study of Statesmanship will host several experts in the coming months who will share their views on preserving individual freedoms, self-interest and leading from behind.