For examples of some relevant professional organizations and conferences click here.
Why Stay In Virginia for Work-based Learning or After Graduation?
Virginia is home to the largest data center market in the U.S., the 3rd-largest port on the East Coast, the 2nd-highest concentration of tech workers in the country, according to VEDP. Below is a list of top industries in Virginia according to VEDP:
Professional Development Scholarships
Scholarships for professional development are available to graduate students in education, human services/social work, counseling/school psychology and human resource graduate degree programs whose career interests include advancing work-based learning opportunities for students. Examples of such careers include: working in the career services office at a college or university; career and technical education at a high school; human resources at a company when the role includes recruiting student interns; and research with a focus on college to career transitions, etc. Details are available on the Professional Development Scholarship page.