Prepare for and support your career in government and public affairs.
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.
Students may request a student success coaching appointment through the myVCU portal to plan, search, prepare for, and apply to professional, internship, and volunteer opportunities. OSS team members' availability will be listed in the online portal. If you have issues accessing the portal or need assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We provide a range of professional workshops and employer engagement opportunities to help you as you build your professional brand. Be sure to check back often for additions!
WilderLIVE: Welcome Week Student Panel
Thursday, August 20th, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Calling all new undergraduate students!
Welcome to VCU! We are excited that you have chosen to be a part of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. Join us to hear a welcome from our Dean, Dr. Susan Gooden and helpful tips from student panelists!
You are invited to join current Criminal Justice, Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, and Urban and Regional Studies undergraduate students as they share how the Wilder School's rewarding academic and experiential programs can help you achieve your educational and career goals. Unlock the major keys to success from your fellow classmates!
We'll be raffling off a $25 UberEats gift card and Wilder Swag to one lucky student who attends!
FEMA Recovery Directorate Virtual Panel
Wednesday, August 26th, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Zoom Registration Link: https://vcu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1upD9OUzQjWMikWBeEYygw
Helping People Before, During, and After Disasters
Join the Wilder School Office of Student Success for this virtual panel event to learn about opportunities in the FEMA's Recovery Directorate directly from FEMA team members and how to prepare your federal resume.
The FEMA's Recovery Directorate oversees the nation's recovery from presidentially declared major disasters and emergencies, providing an average of $6 billion in disaster relief funding annually. The Office of the Assistant Administrator provides the leadership and strategic direction for the Directorate.
The 5 divisions include Individual Assistance (IA), Interagency Coordination Division (ICD), Public Assistance (PA), Recovery Reporting and Analytics Division (RRAD), and Recovery Technology Programs Division (RTPD). For descriptions see the attachment.
Virginia Capitol Semester Internship Zoom Chats
September 17, 2020
September 18, 2020
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Join Zoom link: https://vcu.zoom.us/j/98059532088
Stop by to learn about the Virginia Capitol Semester program. The Wilder School Office of Student Success will be available to share information about the program on the hour, each hour (students can attend anytime during the 11 am - 2 pm time block; student attendees do not need to stay the whole time slot :))
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