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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 third annual Global Public Service Case Competition. The competition is open to all UVA undergraduate and graduate students. This year's topic will be climate change and sustainability challenges in Ecuador. 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, March 20, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.
  2. Background information and finalized team pairings will be emailed to all registered participants on Thursday, March 21, 2019.
  3. The case will be released via email on Friday, March 22, 2019, at 5 p.m.
  4. Teams will present on Saturday, March 23, 2019, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Presentations should be approximately eight (8) minutes in length with four (4) minutes for Q&A from the judges. Each team will be provided with a room between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 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, March 20, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.


The winners of the case competition will receive $500 to split among their team.