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Public Service at the University of Virginia

Global Public Service Case Competition

The Community Service Committee of Student Council, Global Development Organization (GDO), and the UVA Career Center invite you to participate in the second annual Global Public Service Case Competition. The competition is open to all UVA undergraduate and graduate students. This year's topic will be public health and sustainability challenges in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. All participating teams will be tasked with addressing a specific problem outlined in the case and released the day prior to the competition.

The case competition will allow participants to apply and demonstrate problem-solving skills while developing expertise on a given topic. In addition, participants will benefit from working closely with faculty mentors with extensive experience in the field and networking with community partners who will serve on the judging panel.


  1. Team and individual registration deadline is Wednesday, April 4, at 11:59 p.m.
  2. Background information and finalized team pairings will be emailed to all registered participants on Thursday, April 5.
  3. The case will be released via email on Friday, April 6, at 5 p.m. The Organizing Committee will hold a briefing at this time in Clark 107 to introduce mentors and panelists for the competition.
  4. Teams will present on Saturday, April 7, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Presentations should be 10 to 15 minutes in length. Each team will be provided with a room between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to prepare for the presentation.

Faculty Mentors

The following faculty will participate as mentors to provide guidance for teams:

  • TBD

Judging Panel

We will have community partners serve on the judging panel to determine the winners of the competition. Those partners are TBD.


Participants should register as a team of 3-4 students or individually (to be paired with other participants to form a team) by Wednesday, April 4, at 11:59 p.m.


The winners of the case competition will receive $200 each toward gift cards provided by the Career Center for cost related to internships including:

  • transportation
  • housing
  • professional dress