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Real Talk with PSG Alum Schuyler Miller

Bhakti Raval – March 19th, 2018
Growing up with my father in the military, I was fortunate to live in diverse communities and befriend people from different backgrounds. In each place I lived, across America and overseas, I witnessed a common thread: public servants worked tirelessly alongside communities to support individuals, families, and broader associations.
Schuyler Miller

Welcome back from spring break! Many of the Real Talk Series blogs in the past have covered specific avenues you can take to grasp the financial viability of working in the PSG field. For example, taking up an extra job at the beginning of your career to make ends meet, reaping the extra benefits that come with a government job, or be patient as you work your way up the ladder. Today, let's hear from a PSG alum who encourages students to embrace the essence of being a public servant and revel in the positive impact a public servant can have! 

Energy Intern with Prince William County

Christie Julien – March 19th, 2018

Energy Intern
Prince William County Government | Manassas, Virginia
The Energy Intern position is for an undergraduate student with a desire to gain knowledge about energy efficiency, building science and control systems, utility usage tracking, and energy audits. The energy intern will work with Prince William County’s Energy Coordinator to manage ongoing energy efficiency efforts.

Sustainability Leadership Forum: Social Justice Edition

Christie Julien – March 15th, 2018

Join the Office for Sustainability, the UVA Career Center and the Charlottesville Community for the Sustainability Leadership Forum: Social Justice Edition.  Participate in some or all of these engaging breakout discussions, workshops and networking opportunities and truly connect with current and emerging leaders in sustainability.  RSVP here or on Handshake

Capital One’s Tech Talk on Wednesday, March 28th

Katharine McDonough – March 15th, 2018

Please join Capital One to welcome CIO, Rob Alexander, to UVA, for an opportunity to hear about our technology journey at Capital One! Rob will share where the company started on this journey, and what its future vision looks like. In addition, Capital One will host tech demos for each of our different roles within the technology community at Capital One - Software, Data, and Cyber! This is an event you won't want to miss!

Women in NYC Tech: Alicia Williams of Fullsight Health Analytics

Katharine McDonough – March 15th, 2018

Hey ladies! Looking to get into NYC tech? Need some inspiration? Checkout this interview  with Alicia Williams, the CEO and founder of FullSight Health Analytics. Her company aims to to use artificial intelligene to provide software for pharmacies in hospitals. Williams started out as a pharmacist. She was fascinated by the way that the computers could manage perscriptions and cut costs.

How To Promote Yourself Without Feeling Fake

Christie Julien – March 12th, 2018

Jopwell's Marielle Legair shares four key tips for how to promote yourself without feeling fake.

From Jopwell:

I spent over a decade leading global public relations and brand reputation campaigns for some of the world’s biggest companies, working closely with CEOs and senior leaders. During that time, I came across so many accomplished women who didn’t feel comfortable or see the importance of promoting themselves.

I used to feel the same way.

VA-NC Alliance Undergraduate Research Symposium - Attend for Free

Christie Julien – March 12th, 2018

The VA-NC Alliance is hosting its annual undergraduate research symposium, March 23rd – 24th at Virginia Tech.  This year’s theme is "Fostering Innovation and Excellence in STEM."  I am writing to ask if you would encourage your STEM undergraduates to participate.  Students may attend as an observer or a presenter.  Individuals can register for free at