Change the Conversation: Be a part of the National Millennial Community through the UVA Career Center!

Ning Han
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The National Millennial Community (NMC, was founded in 2015 by Bill Imada, Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer of IW Group, Inc. Bill has brought together a community of Millennial and Gen Z thinkers who strive to change the conversation about the millennial generation. The current NMC is made up of individuals from many ethnicities, religions, political affiliations, economic statuses, and overall perspectives. Members hail from 50+ universities from around the country in 6 different time zones, spanning from Alaska to Florida, Massachusetts to Hawaii.  

The University of Virginia joined the National Millennial Community in 2016 and has been actively participating in the Community’s activities. As a member of NMC, you will have an opportunity to gain industry insights from business leaders.  Your commitments will include bi-weekly virtual conversations with key influencers in media and business, summit conferences with community members and executives from all over the country, and trips to cities, such as Chicago and San Francisco, to speak with community members and top executives. Past host companies include Warner Brothers, NBCUniversal, Weber Shandwick, and the U.S. Department of Commerce.


  • Recognition for being an expert of your own experience
  • Great opportunity for leadership, resume builder and interview topic
  • Build a network of potential mentors in your industry of interest
  • Profile/bio on the NMC website
  • Eligibility for internships
  • Build community with other millennials
  • Exclusive access to opportunities for travel and professional development


As an NMC participant, you will be part of an ongoing community that engages through Think Tank conversations with professionals. All participants will be expected to attend these webinars/calls with executives throughout the year.  Opportunities will be available for additional engagement with the NMC, including travel and professional development.

As a representative of the University of Virginia, you will work with your peer group to establish roles for each conversation/call and develop meaningful questions and discussion topics.  You will engage with your community through a web portal and you will be expected to monitor activity regularly.

Who should apply: 2nd and 3rd-year students interested in public relations, advertising, tech, media or who want to be an ambassador for your generation to the corporate world.  

How to apply: Submit your application through this Google Form link 

Application Timeline:  Application for 2018-19 due Sunday, November 4th. 

Details: Students will attend a brief orientation in early December to prepare to take on their role for the 2019 calendar year. 



Ning Han, UVA Career Cetner,

Kate Melton, UVA Career Center,