The program runs over eight weeks, from June 20 to Aug. 10, 2023.



Course credits are awarded through UVA’s College of Arts & Sciences. Students from other schools and universities should inquire with their institutions about transfer credits.


Real-World Project

Complete a career-focused project that you can refer to in your next internship or job interview.

Get Ready For Your Career

UVA Launchpad is an intensive, eight-week career readiness program that blends courses on leadership, critical thinking, and more with technical bootcamp training in areas such as cloud computing. It also includes a project designed to give students useful experience to reference in job interviews.

Why UVA Launchpad?

Eighty percent of employers say it's very important that recent college grads demonstrate the ability to apply learning in real-world settings.1 Launchpad build this type of experience by combining coursework with practical project-based learning. 

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How It Works


  • Online instruction
  • 8-week program
  • 6 undergraduate credits from UVA's College of Arts & Sciences
  • Rising second-, third- and fourth-year students are eligible
  • Students from other schools and universities are welcome
  • Flat $3,700 program cost

What Will I Learn?

Students select one course from each of the following categories (all courses are 2 credits):


Liberal Arts Courses

  • Ethics in the Digital World
  • Talking and Listening with Presence
  • Societal Breakdown and Cultural Repair


  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Cloud Computing Fundamentals
  • Aligning Professional Goals and Social Values
  • Climate Summit: Communicating and Acting on Climate Change


  • Work with partner companies on a real-world project

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Our Partner for 2023

We're glad to partner with Berkeley Research Group this summer. The company will create real-world case studies for students to work on during “Complex Problem Solving and Strategic Decision Making.”

About Berkeley Research Group

Berkeley Research Group, LLC (BRG) is a global consulting firm that helps leading organizations advance in three key areas: disputes and investigations, corporate finance, and strategy and operations. Headquartered in California with offices around the world, we are an integrated group of experts, industry leaders, academics, data scientists, and professionals working beyond borders and disciplines.

BRG logo with dots at left

One of the most valuable things I learned was the idea that a good strategy involves some kind of iterative, improvement process baked into its design. This way, the process itself is never allowed to stagnate, can easily correct mistakes and can adapt to future challenges.

Alexander di Mauro
Psychology student, College of Arts & Sciences

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