Serving Society Conference - Learn about public service careers!

December 2, 2016 | 9:30 am
Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium

Want to make a difference in the world? Enjoy volunteering? Curious if you can make a living in a public service career? Register for the first annual Serving Society Conference. This event will introduce you to careers in social entrepreneurship, NGOs, Nonprofits, Social Work, Counseling and Religious/Spiritual organizations. You will also connect with key alumni working in these fields. Students are invited to take part in the full day or individual sessions as your schedule allows. 

Registration is required in Handshake, and space is limited so reserve your spot today:
Below is the Conference Schedule with session descriptions. All events will take place in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium.
Tentative Agenda
Registration: 9:30-10am
Welcome: 10am-10:15am
Morning Session I: 10:15-11am
  • NGOs vs. Nonprofits vs. Foundations - What's the difference? What are the opportunities? with Katie Heimer - moderator; Nicolette Del Muro (Cville/Albermarle SPCA, former Big Brothers Big Sisters)
  • Social Work vs. Counseling - What's right for you? with Eboni Bugg (Women’s Initiative); Joshua Renee (Commonwealth Assisted Living) 
Coffee Break: 11-11:15 am
Morning Session II: 11:15am-12pm
  • Social Entrepreneurship Careers with Christine Mahoney
  • Religious Life Careers with Jake Rubin (Brody Center); Aaron Zatcoff (Catholic Charities); Ellen Bushman (Lutheran Family Services); Dawn Grzegorczyk (PACEM); Karim Ginena (Islamic Society of Central VA)
Networking Lunch w/ Alumni: 12-1:15pm with Katie Heimer (Learning in Action) and Laurie Rogers (grant writing)
Skill Introduction Session I: 1:15-2pm
  • Developing Data Literacy for Social Impact Careers with Mark Slezak
  • Mentoring & Training with Sarad Davenport (Community of Promise)
Skill Introduction Session II: 2:15-3pm
  • Grant Writing with Laurie Rogers
  • Volunteer Management with Maureen Oswald (UVA Health Systems Volunteer Coordinator); Sarah and Elexa (Madison House program leaders)
Closing: 3-3:30pm