Guaranteed Interview Program

What’s next after finishing a certificate at UVA? It could be a guaranteed job interview with select partner companies.  

The University of Virginia’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies is proud to offer guaranteed interviews with partner companies for students of eligible certificate programs.

The program is just what it sounds like: certificate students and certificate graduates are guaranteed interviews with partner employers across multiple industries.

To participate, students take three simple steps:

1. Apply to an open position with a partner company.
2. Email Kai Degner confirming they applied, and provide a link to the job posting.
3. Kai Degner will alert the partner company contact to coordinate the interview.

Interested in learning more?

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Online Certificate Programs

Explore certificate programs, delivered online from UVA SCPS. From accounting to leadership to project management, you can gain skills and experience to advance your career and set yourself apart in your field.

About Our Partners

UVA SCPS frequently receives interest from recruiters for the Guaranteed Interview Program and will update our partners periodically. Organizations offering guaranteed interviews include:

Alpha Omega Integration
Drawing upon the experience of more than 250 leading IT professionals and subject matter experts (SME), Alpha Omega Integration's award-winning team brings decades of experience – including professional IT consulting, small business and 8(a) certified business development, Health IT program development, and market research and analysis – to develop robust, disruptive solutions that solve problems efficiently and effectively for your organization. 

Coastal Cloud
Coastal Cloud is a Salesforce Multi-Cloud Expert Partner with deep experience across all aspects of a business: Marketing, Sales, Revenue, Billing, Service, Field Service, Community, Customer Success, ERP, Finance & Accounting, and Nonprofit Success Pack. Coastal Cloud is #1 on and maintains a 5 Star Salesforce AppExchange rating.

Definitive Logic
Definitive Logic is a transformational Information Technology leader based in Arlington, VA, that uses 20+ years of experience directly Powering Mission Outcomes at the Edge of Technology for our Defense, Federal, and Commercial clients. We deliver performance-based and tailored innovative solutions of the highest quality, using ISO 9001-certified and CMMI Level 3-appraised management frameworks. Customers select us because we provide objective, no-nonsense, vendor-neutral guidance that keeps their mission outcomes as the highest priority. Our history of “Exceptional” Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) ratings validates our reputation of ensuring execution success while maintaining a client-first approach.

RIVA Solutions, Inc. (RIVA) is a new kind of government contractor providing Digital Transformation to the public sector. It specializes in DevSecOps, Cloud, Data and Analytics, and Cybersecurity for the Federal Civilian, DOD, National Security, and Federal Health markets. At RIVA, we are managers, technologists, and scientists, providing solutions through our people. We are committed to growing with our employees by investing in training and career development to grow their management and technology skillsets, helping us mentor the workforce of tomorrow. Our Innovation Solutions Center (ISC) brings subject matter experts together to recommend new technologies or business processes to produce greater efficiency, cost savings and innovation. It’s through this approach that we’ve earned recognition as one of the Washington Business Journal (WBJ) 75 Fastest Growing Companies in Greater Washington, been named as one of NVTC’s Top 100 Tech Companies, and are #44 in the DC Metropolitan area on the Inc. 5000 List. 

Telos empowers and protects the world’s most security-conscious organizations with solutions for continuous security assurance of individuals, systems, and information. Telos’ offerings include cybersecurity solutions for IT risk management and information security; cloud security solutions to protect cloud-based assets and enable continuous compliance with industry and government security standards; and enterprise security solutions for identity and access management, secure mobility, organizational messaging, and network management and defense. The company serves commercial enterprises, regulated industries and government customers around the world.

We’re always looking for employees who share our core values and want more than just a job. We offer a business casual environment, and the opportunity to make a name for yourself as you contribute to our continued success. If you’re interested in joining our team, visit our careers page:

Virginia Linen Service
As a local, family-owned company founded in 1934, Virginia Linen Service provides top quality linen, mat and uniform rental services to customers 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 52 weeks a year. Its Service Centers are staffed and strategically located to effectively stay close and responsive to you. Its modern processing facilities are equipped with the latest technology available, enabling them to be efficient and provide cost effective products and services. 


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Interested in Becoming a Partner?

UVA SCPS welcomes interest from employers who want to offer guaranteed interviews to our certificate students and alumni.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are certificate programs?

Certificates typically require fewer hours than a master's degree and focus on key skill areas. Some are designed for graduate level work, while others are open to undergraduate students. Certificate programs typically can be completed in as little as 12-18 months.

Are all certificates eligible for Guaranteed Interview Program?

Employers choose which of our certificate programs to offer guaranteed interviews for. If you have questions about whether a program offers guaranteed interviews, email Kai Degner

Do I need to apply for admission to certificate programs?

Yes! Application information is found on each program page. General admission information can also be found here