Life After Politics

What can you do with a degree in Politics? What is life like after graduation?

Life After Politics is our annual event featuring alumni mentors, panel participants, and networking opportunities. Presented by the Politics Alumni Board and The Career Center, this half-day interactive session reveals career paths and insider advice to all politics undergrads. Alumni participants come from a wide range of fields, demonstrating the great diversity of career choices.

Life After Politics 2022

We wanted to let you know about a program happening tomorrow that may be of interest to you, titled Life After Politics (November 4 at noon, Student Health and Wellness Center Room 100A). A partnership between the UVA Career Center and the Politics Department, this event is a great opportunity to hear from some stellar UVA alumni about the variety of pathways that exists in public service and government, and the different ways that the Department of Politics can help you prepare for your career journey. Take a quick look at our panelists below:

  • Jerry Rubin, Senior Counsel, Williams Kastner & Gibbs
  • David Mrazik, Founder & Managing Partner of Merchant Investment Management
  • Cameron Kilberg, Head of Government Relations and Legal Affairs at Swimply
  • Sheryl Stolberg, Washington Correspondent, The New York Times 
  • Ryan Anderson, MD, MPP, FACP, Vice President of Clinical Care Transformation for MedStar Health
  • (Moderator), Jayme Swain, President & CEO of VPM and the Virginia Foundation for Public Media

This is a wonderful opportunity for upperclassmen to do some networking and for 1st and 2nd years to learn about potential major/career options.

There will also be free pizza so if you need something for lunch, swing on by! You do not need to attend the whole event, but if you are planning to swing by please register on Handshake.”

Past Events

Life After Politics 2021

April 30, 2021
1:00 - 3:00pm EDT on Zoom

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1:00 - 2:00 Alumni Panel

  • Charlotte Suka, Foreign Affairs Officer--Bureau of South Central Asia Affairs, Office of Afghanistan Affairs
  • Gabriel Noronha, Executive Director for two foreign policy initiatives based in Washington
  • Virginia Chambers, Digital Assistant--Michigan Senate Democratic Caucus
  • Michael Bluestein, Managing Partner--Grindstone Partners

2:00 - 3:00 Flash Mentoring


Life After Politics is sponsored by the Department of Politics Alumni Advisory Board and the UVa Career Center

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