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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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. Click the following link to view Spring 2019 Programs


Upcoming Events 

Employer Showcase Pregame Workshop

March 20, 2019 from 10 AM - 11 AM

Raleigh Building room B001

Join the Office of Student Success for our Employer Showcase Pregame workshop. Career Advisor, Melinda Snyder, will share with you ways to prepare to put your best foot forward when meeting with Employers at the showcase!  *Resumes will not be reviewed at this event* If you need your resume reviewed, Please visit Career Services during drop-in hours or schedule an appointment


2019 Wilder School Get in Gear for Your Career Employer Showcase

April 3, 2019 from 10 AM - 2 PM

Raleigh Building 

Join the Wilder School Office of Student Success to meet prospective employers to learn about internships, part-time and full-time career opportunities. Walk around, ask your questions and gain valuable information. This is a great opportunity to connect with employers. 

Click the following link to view employers


Arlington County Police Department Entry Level Exam- On Campus

Arlington Police Department is offering their entry-level exam on campus on April 4th at 2:00 pm located at the RALEIGH
BUILDING, 1001 WEST FRANKLIN STREET. Please contact Sergeant Matt Lafley with any questions at

jlafle@arlingtonva.us OR text 540-846-3858

See Flyer for details. 



Chesterfield Police Experience Program

The Chesterfield County Police department is hosting its ChesterfieldPolice Experience Program again this semester! 

The CPEP provides a hands-on experience of what policing is really like! Students will participate in Mock RollCalls, Traffic Stop Scenarios, and MILO simulator! To register, please use the following link. 

April 11th & April 12th

5 PM - 9 PM

Location: Chesterfield Training facility ( 6610 Public Safety Way, Chesterfield, VA 23832)

If needed, transportation can be provided! 

CPEP flyer

Target Asset Protection Open House

April 17. 2019

12 PM - 2 PM

Location: Target 5401 W. Broad St.

Learn about exciting opportunities to join an industry leading team resolving theft and fraud while protecting guest and team.

Click to the following link to register.

Target Asset Protection flyer

Featured Internships and Jobs

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