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Go From Knowing To Doing

Catalyst is an undergraduate program offering a high-impact portfolio of courses, skills, and experiences designed to help you flourish in the world of work after graduation.

NOTE: The Spring 2022 Application is Closed; Next Application Cycle Opens Fall 2022.


Go From Knowing To Doing

Catalyst is an undergraduate program offering a high-impact portfolio of courses, skills, and experiences designed to help you flourish in the world of work after graduation.

NOTE: The Spring 2022 Application is Closed; Next Application Cycle Opens Fall 2022.

Old Cabell Hall

UVA Catalyst

November 7, 2021 -- artsci


Go From Knowing To Doing

Catalyst is an undergraduate program offering a high-impact portfolio of courses, skills, and experiences designed to help you flourish in the world of work after graduation.

NOTE: The Spring 2022 Application is Closed; Next Application Cycle Opens Fall 2022.

The Catalyst program will help you apply the power of your UVA education to your job, your life, and your community. It will teach you how to utilize and describe the capabilities you’ve developed at UVA – including clear analysis, astute synthesis, effective communication, ethical judgment, complex problem-solving and more. You’ll also develop your capacities for leadership and collaboration, as well as in-demand skills tailored to your particular career interests.

Employers want College graduates with effective hands-on training and relevant skills and abilities

In addition to in-demand skills for your first job, we'll provide numerous opportunities to gain valuable practical experience and mentorship in real-world projects, designed to give you an edge in a competitive job market and to support your engagement with the world beyond UVA.

Program Overview

A curriculum tailored for the world beyond the classroom

Catalyst is a 17-credit curricular program housed in the College of Arts & Sciences and open to any UVA undergraduates beyond their first year. In addition to core courses, students will fulfill electives in global cultural competence, quantitative reasoning and data, and job-specific skills.

 

The program concludes with a capstone course in which you'll learn to effectively showcase your skills and experience. Working with partners across Grounds, Catalyst offers numerous opportunities for mentorship, internships, and professionalization to students in the program. Students will receive a certificate of completion.
 

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