UVa Students: Join WUVANews
Why Become Part of Our Team?
Members of our team have discovered that having WUVA on their resumes opens doors as they enter the job market. Over the past 60 years, WUVA alums earned high-profile managerial, on-air, and technical positions with some of the biggest names in the media business, including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX, ESPN, Disney, Clear Channel, Cumulus Media, and the Discovery Channel, countless local TV and radio stations, as well as with industry-leading production, advertising, online, marketing, and law firms. This “real-world” media experience is uniquely valuable precisely because it complements, yet is unavailable in, UVa’s academic curriculum.
The continuing loyalty and active interest of our successful alums speak to the station’s success across nearly seven decades. Of course, not everyone who works at WUVA goes on to a career in communications or media; in fact, most do not. Yet many WUVA alums who work outside the media business are loyal, too — some would say fanatically so.
WUVA has given generations of UVa students the chance to operate an actual commercial business that is recognized and valued by the community. Members of our all-volunteer team learn the business, own it, control it, and are responsible for its failure or success. In the process, we learn as much about ourselves as we do about media — who we are, what we ’re good at, and how to work successfully with a diverse group of colleagues at a place where the stakes are real, and where responsibility and creativity really matter.