L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


Office of Student Success

Attentive students
Attentive students

Programming for your future

Prepare for and support your career in government and public affairs.

Office of Student Success

The Wilder School connects students from day one to make sure they have the resources they need to succeed. The Wilder School Office of Student Success provides student engagement and student success activities and opportunities for experiential learning that foster career development and academic excellence for Wilder School students.

We support internships, fellowships, scholarships, career opportunities, and outreach for partnerships within the government and public affairs professional community. 


Featured Programming

We provide a range of professional workshops and employer engagement opportunities to help you as you build your professional brand.

OSS Fall 2018 Programming


Chesterfield Police Experience Program!

Join the Wilder School Office of Students Success as we participate in the Chesterfield Police Experience Program. This is an opportunity for students to visit the department and get hands-on experience of what policing is really like day to day. The Program will include Mock Roll Call, Traffic Stop Scenarios, MILO Simulator and more. 

Schedule dates: 

Tuesday, Nov. 13th 

Wednesday, Nov. 14th

Thursday, Nov. 15th

Each session will run from 500 PM - 9:00 PM 

Use the following link to secure your spot! 


Upcoming Events 


Thursday, September 6 - Get in Gear Event: Careers with the FBI
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Raleigh Building, Room 1013
Monday, September 10 - VA Capitol Semester Internship Program Virtual Information Session
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Join URL: https://vcu.zoom.us/j/740193128
Tuesday, September 25 - Get in Gear Event: Careers in Policing
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, MCALC (Academic Learning Commons), Room 2201
Tuesday, September 25 - Metropolitan Police Department Internships & Careers Information Session
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Raleigh Building, Room 1013
Wednesday, September 26 - Get in Gear Event - Careers in Public Policy: Brookings Institution
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM, Raleigh Building, Room 1013


Monday, October 1 - Career Fair Pregame 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Raleigh Building, Room 1013
Tuesday, October 2- Get in Gear: Careers in Federal Law Enforcement: FBI & Air Force Office of Special Investigations
1: 00 PM - 1:45 PM, Raleigh Building B0001
Tuesday, October 2 - Career Fair Pregame 
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Raleigh Building, Room 1013
Wednesday, October 3 - ASPA 2019 Founders' Fellows class Information Session
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Raleigh Building, room 1013
Wednesday, October 10 - Government and Public Service Career Fair
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Student Commons
Tuesday, October 16 - Get in Gear Event: Careers in Planning: Richmond Regional Planning District Commission
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Temple 1165


Featured Internships and Jobs

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