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The Virginia Space Grant Consortium - CSIIP Webcast/Forum Series (available to all students)

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium is teaming with the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research to produce six webcasts to be presented to students this summer. The programs will be taped and available online for convenient viewing.

The internship itself is a valuable opportunity for STEM majors to expand their hands-on experience; however, the webcasts are designed to enhance knowledge beyond their specific major. Viewers will learn “soft” skills such as how to interview and negotiate, and will find out how their STEM studies can be applied throughout the industries in Virginia. The webcasts are being produced for the CSIIP interns, but they will be available to the general public.

Featured program speakers include Virginia’s Secretary of Trade and Commerce, Jim Cheng, and the Vice President of the Virginia Manufacturers Association, Alice Scott. Additional webcasts feature NASA and aerospace career pathways in the Commonwealth; Virginia Space Grant Consortium scholarship, internship and other opportunities; and workplace and job search skills. Students are being asked to view the programs as part of their participation in the CSIIP program, but the webcasts are available to the public, free of charge.

With an increasing demand for skilled STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) workers in Virginia, the development of efficient pathways between undergraduate students pursuing STEM degrees and industry has become an urgent need. With support from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) in partnership with Virginia’s Regional Technology Councils, and in collaboration with Virginia companies, Virginia colleges, and community colleges, has created the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP). CSIIP links undergraduate STEM students to paid summer internship positions with companies throughout Virginia.

Titles and release dates include:

  • Available June 12:  “Pursuing STEM Careers — Transitioning from College to the Workforce”
  • Available June 19:  “Interviewing and Sealing the Deal”
  • Available June 26:  “Advanced Science and Technology Careers”
  • Available July 10:  “Pathways to Success:  Your Guide to Virginia Space Grant Consortium Scholarships, Internships, and More”
  • Available July 17:  “NASA and Aerospace Career Pathways in Virginia”
  • Available July 24: “Linking Your Future to Virginia Emerging Economic Sectors”

Links for the webcasts, feedback, and surveys will be available on the Events page of the CSIIP website at

For additional information, contact:


Mr. Scott Bellows, Ph.D.

Technical Programs Coordinator

Virginia Space Grant Consortium

Old Dominion University Peninsula Center

600 Butler Farm Road

Hampton, VA  23666

Office: (757) 766-5210

Fax:  (757)766-5205


Career and Employment Services

1700 College Crescent, Princess Anne Building, Room A-105

Virginia Beach, VA  23453 

Office Number: (757) 822-7228

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