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Jen Jones

UVA Department of Economics
Manager
Charlottesville, Virginia Area
1 - Employment Opportunities for UVA students and graduates around the country
2 - Economic Development and the Arts in Small Cities.

Jennifer Jones manages the Economics Career Office at UVA and Co-founded the Big Blue Door Comedy School and Theater in Charlottesville. In the former she works to equip economics majors with tools and resources to successfully reach the next steps in their career planning. Jen partners with faculty, alumni, employers, and other career offices on Grounds toward this goal. She was hired in 2013 from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs to spearhead this effort after funding was provided by many enthusiastic and committed donors. Before Columbia, she worked as a fundraiser for U.Va. and served in several roles including Associate Director for Corporate Relations and Senior Major Gift Officer for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Working alongside donors trustees, foundations, and corporations she raised money for research funding, building projects, new undergraduate courses and programming, and in support of academic positions. Jen has been recognized by the Eastern Association of Colleges as Employers with the Philip Brockway Award for Innovation and is energized by creating innovative and tailored programs to meet students’ needs in an ever-evolving economy. Jen holds a Master’s degree in Education from U.Va. and a Master’s degree in English Education from Hofstra University.

She spends as much time as possible with her 5-year old daughter Ellie Grace.

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