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Top Three Takeaways from A Career Apart

Ever wondered what it's like to work in the CIA? Read on for Lead Ambassador Marina Peebles’ recap of our Intelligence Week event with former CIA Operations Officers about the challenges and highlights of their careers.

Get to Know the Batten MPP from the Student Perspective

Are you thinking about joining the Batten community, or have you accepted your offer and want the inside scoop? Still applying to the MPP and need a few pointers? Whichever category you fall into, read on to learn a little bit more about the Master of Public Policy from a few of our current postgraduate students.

Why Did I Choose Batten?

Lead Ambassador RJ Rhodes sat down with a few recent alums to see why they chose the Batten School and the BA program.

Study Abroad and Batten

The opportunity to study abroad can be a rewarding one for UVA students of all majors, and enables students to experience and adapt to new cultures and environments, develop global knowledge and perspectives, and improve language application skills. In this post, we highlight experiences of Batten students who have studied or are planning to study abroad and answer some commonly asked questions pertaining to studying abroad as a Batten student.

Preparing for Success with Global Studies and Batten

A popular double major combination at Batten is with Global Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. Read on for Lead Ambassador Olivia Nguyen-Dillon’s take on the benefits of a proactive approach to combining these paths!

Natalie Nunez

This semester, we are spotlighting more current students on our blog. Get to know Natalie Del Carmen Nuñez, a 4th year BA student double majoring with Global Development Studies, in this latest blog post!

Impact Investing in Appalachia

Due to popular demand, we will be offering our experiential course, Impact Investing in Appalachia in the J-term again this Winter! Students will travel through rural Appalachia and get to meet and learn from local entrepreneurs and impact investors. Read on to learn more about this course from current SE Fellow Drew!

Batten Faculty Spotlight: Daniel Player

One of Batten students’ favorite professors is Daniel Player who joined the Batten School back in 2015. 4th year BA student Liv Nguyen-Dillon took some time to sit down with him to learn more about his research and his time at Batten.

Meet the Undergraduate Lead Ambassadors

The undergraduate Lead Ambassadors are current Batten BA third and fourth year students in the Bachelor of Arts program. Each of them bring a unique perspective on life at Batten, and you will see them at many of the Batten admissions events throughout the year. Read on to learn more about our Lead Ambassadors!

A Reflection on CIBO from First Year MPPs

First year MPP student Kaitlyn Savage shares more about the experience she and her classmates had with Batten's two-week MPP orientation - the Complete Immersion Batten Orientation (CIBO)! Read on to learn more about the program and the transition to the first weeks of the semester.