Catalyst is a career readiness and civic engagement program. Our focus is on building direct connections between your undergraduate education and your life beyond college. Our program is designed to address four priorities:
•Maximizing your initial success on the job market through research-supported high-impact practices including skills-building, professionalization, career exploration, and applied work experiences.
•Giving you the tools to thrive within your chosen career from the first job onward by building on the strengths of your broader A&S education in our focused core courses addressing real-world critical thinking, analysis, and decision-making; and the complex skills and habits of leadership and collaboration.
•Helping you effectively translate and apply the intellectual outcomes of your ongoing UVA education towards long-term positive impact on your career and life through reflective academic engagement and mentorship.
•Enabling you to build the self-knowledge, ethical judgment, and stable economic foundation required to embrace UVA’s vision of service to the common good as a civic leader and community member.
Please explore our Overview, Curriculum, and FAQ pages for more specific information.