L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


Office of Student Success

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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. Click the following link to view the Fall 2019 events. Be sure to check back often for additions!  


Upcoming Events 



Career Advisor in Residence

Wednesday, October 2nd from 1:30 p.m -3:00 p.m., Raleigh Bldg, Room 1014

Make sure you are ready for the Public & Social Services Career & Internship Fair on Oct.9th! University Career Services' advisor, Melinda Snyder, will be here to assist students in the Wilder School with any of their career advising needs (i.e., resumes, cover letters, career exploration, etc.). This is a great time to prepare for the upcoming career fair! Stop by any time between 1:30 pm - 3 pm



Public & Social Services Career & Internship Fair


Wednesday, October 9th from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 pm, Richmond Salons, University Student Commons

All VCU students and alumni are invited to connect with government agency representatives, as well as nonprofit, human and social services organizations to explore career and internship opportunities in the public and social services sector. This fair is open to all students interested in public and social service opportunities.

See employers attending here: https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/10886


Internship Orientation

Wednesday, October 9 from 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Raleigh Bldg, Room 1013

If you are searching for an internship or have one lined up and would like to earn credit, come to this brief session to learn the necessary steps to take.



Henrico County Summer Basic Jailor Academy 

Tuesday, October 22nd 

Lobby Chat: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Raleigh Bldg, lobby 

Stop by the Raleigh Building lobby to grab a snack and learn about the Henrico Summer Basic Jailor Academy program. The Wilder School Office of Student Success and the Henrico County Sheriff's office will be available to share information about the program. Students can come by any time during those hours.

General Information Session: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Raleigh Bldg, room 1013

The Henrico County Sheriff's office and Basic Jailor Alumni will be here to share information about this summer internship opportunity. This is an Invaluable stepping stone to careers in Criminal Justice. Come and learn about the benefits and how to apply! 



Chesterfield County Police Department Information Session 

Tuesday, Oct. 29th, 3:00 - 3:50 pm 

Raleigh Building room 1013

Interested in local law enforcement? 

Come and learn about opportunities with the Chesterfield County Police Department. Let us know you are coming: https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/387658


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