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Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP)
Looking for College/University Student Interns for this Spring, Summer, or Fall?

The Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP) is a free online system that enables companies to select and hire spring, summer, and fall interns from a large pool of pre-qualified college and university STEM students throughout Virginia.

How it works:
Companies can register now and enter their internship opportunities. Once registered, companies can search the student database. The VSGC also has full-time staff that, without charge, can perform and/or assist companies with the search process.

Advantages for Participating Companies:

  • CSIIP provides access to highly qualified students throughout Virginia.
  • All student applications are pre-screened by VSGC for eligibility.
  • CSIIP’s searchable database makes finding the right interns easy.
  • Companies are able to co-brand existing internship programs with CSIIP.
  • Participation enables companies to evaluate potential future full-time employees.
  • A link to each participating company’s website will be posted on the CSIIP website.
  • Positive media coverage will be provided by the VSGC for participating companies.
  • Participation in CSIIP provides company awareness to the Virginia General Assembly and the Governor’s office.

    To learn more, please visit the CSIIP website at CSIIP.org. Or, please feel free to contact John Iacobucci, Program Manager, CSIIP, at 757-766-5210 or jiacobuc@odu.edu.

    Crisis Communications: Protecting Your Reputation
    Presented by PSC

    Date: July 29, 2014
    Time: 1:30-3:30 pm
    Location: PSC Offices,
    4401 Wilson Blvd, Ste. 1110,
    Arlington, VA 22203
    Cost: Free

    In our world of social media, search and perennial connectivity, reputation has never been more valuable or vulnerable. It's been said that "character is what you do when nobody is looking." Today, someone is always looking. They are also judging, commenting and sharing – usually in real time. And, government service contractors face a unique set of challenges – and often greater public scrutiny – as essential partners to our federal agencies.

    When bad news breaks, companies must move quickly to respond to the 24-hours news cycle and to meet the level of transparency and ongoing communications expected by the media, employees, lawmakers and public officials, shareholders, and many others.

    How do you anticipate potential issues and plan to tame the chaos of a media blitz? Is your entire team ready to deal with difficult communications during a time of crisis?

    PSC and Hill+Knowlton Strategies invite you to join us for an expert panel to discuss lessons learned, legal considerations, and crisis communications strategies to mitigate risks that exist just around the next corner.

    Who should attend:
    General Counsels
    Communication Executives
    Business Development Professionals

    Please click here for more information or to register.

    United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Event
    Analytics 2014: Insights for Mission Impact

    Hyatt Regency Reston
    1800 Presidents St.
    Reston, VA 20190

    Produced in partnership with Analyst One, this one-day event provides a forum for sharing lessons learned between and among thought leaders from various industry sectors in need of best-of-breed capabilities to enhance analytic outcomes. If you offer capabilities to improve data collection, processing, visualization, correlation and analysis or training/integration of these critical functions, join us as we facilitate direct cross sector collaboration among leaders who need your solutions.

    To view full agenda and registration details, click here.

    Service Contract Act Training
    Presented by PSC

    Date: November 4 - 5, 2014
    Location: NRECA Conference Center,
    4301 Wilson Blvd.,
    Arlington, VA 22203
    Member Price: $945
    Non-Member Price: $1095

    PSC’s program is the only SCA training conducted in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division. This course has been approved for 12.5 CLE, HRCI, or CPE credits!

    Why You Should Attend the Professional Services Council SCA Training

    The Service Contract Act is one of the most technically challenging aspects of competing for the award of, and successfully administering a federal service contract. SCA sets minimum pay and benefit rates for many service occupations.

    The SCA affects many different decisions made by many different people in a company. Everyone, from executive leadership to proposal writers, to accountants, project managers, and human resource specialists, needs to be conversant with the requirements of the act. This course will give your staff the knowledge to be SCA-savvy in opportunity identification, capture strategy, bid/no-bid decisions, contract pricing, contract price adjustments, wage determinations, and fringe benefit calculations.

    This training conference is also your chance to spend time with the regulators who oversee your company's SCA-covered activities, and to interact with seasoned industry experts in SCA administration. You will leave with a thorough knowledge of regulations, a deep understanding of how the regulations are enforced, and the ability to implement industry “best practices” in your company's compliance activities. In addition, you will be provided up-to-date information on the most critical issues relating to the SCA.

    Attendees will be provided a very complete training manual that includes copies of the presentations and contact information for presenters and other relevant agency personnel. PSC will also facilitate the ability of course attendees to contact all of the presenters, post-conference, for follow-up questions and comments.

    Please click here for more information or to register.