Interns

Interns

Our interns make a year-long commitment to their own personal development and to the enrichment of the Women’s Center.  >> Read more

Awards

The Women’s Center gives three signature awards each year in recognition of the achievements of the extraordinary women of U.Va.  >> Read more

Donors

Our wonderful donors allow us to continue to enrich and improve the lives of students, faculty, staff, and community members.  >> Read more

Iris

Iris

Iris, a national journal, is a web magazine with student-written posts that are relevant and important for women at U.Va. >> Read more

Calendar

The Women's Center sponsors a wide range of events each semester that you won't want to miss out on. Take a look at what we have coming up!

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Latest From The Blog

  • Research Verifies Body Project’s Impact on UVA Women

Research Verifies Body Project’s Impact on UVA Women

  • June 7th, 2017

During the spring semester of 2016, Curry PhD candidate Nora Arkin conducted surveys and interviews to evaluate the effectiveness of the Body Project, an eating disorders prevention intervention used in the Women’s Center’s Body Positive Program. Nora’s soon to be presented findings from her research verify the Body Project’s positive impact on undergraduate women at UVA. The Body Project is offered through sessions in which participants engage in group activities that provide them with opportunities to critique the thin ideal, a prevailing notion that emphasizes being thin as essential to being beautiful. The Body Project uses the act of critiquing […]

  • PALKO POV: Mothers.

PALKO POV: Mothers.

  • June 7th, 2017

This spring here at the Women’s Center we were honored and humbled to present Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children and a 1988 Darden graduate, with the University’s 2017 Distinguished Alumna Award. With Mother’s Day occurring just a couple of weeks later, I was struck by the timeliness of the challenge Carolyn posed to the colleagues and admirers gathered in her honor. Save the Children board member Cokie Roberts, in her letter supporting Dean Beardsley’s nomination of Carolyn for this award, had referenced the organization’s attention to and reporting on the unbreakable connection between children’s well-being and their mothers’ […]

  • Tips for Emerging Adults: Navigating Life after Graduation

Tips for Emerging Adults: Navigating Life after Graduation

  • May 16th, 2017

Written by Hannah Trible Did you know there is a life stage called Emerging Adulthood? Well, as a UVA student or recent graduate, you’re right in the middle of it! It’s an exciting and uncertain time, full of opportunity and change. Read on for tips on how to enjoy and master this important phase of life. The Five Defining Characteristics of Emerging Adulthood are: Identity Exploration Instability Self-Focus Feeling in-Between Possibility TIP: This is a time for exploring who you want to be, in love, work, and worldview. It’s a time when almost nothing is certain, because most of your major […]

What Students Say

The social media marketing techniques I’ve learned are practical, not just in the college setting but for my future career as well. Being in an internship class enabled me to explore women’s issues, and helped me find my passion in global development.
Joie Zhang, Intern, 2012-13
I have learned more than I thought I would and I love the work I am doing spreading the word about the awesome resources the Women’s Center has to offer students around Grounds. I am so honored to have the opportunity to be a part of helping, supporting, and empowering women in our community.
Erin Ennis, Intern, 2012-13
Interning at the UVa Women’s Center has broadened my knowledge of how social media can be used to promote events and raise awareness. I have learned how to communicate effectively across social media platforms; what works, and what does not.
Kaitlin Mackie, Volunteer
Interning with the Women’s Center this year has been a wonderful experience. It has helped me to improve my communication skills and my ability to work with a team of people.
Ashley Koos, Intern, 2012-13