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Applications for Public Policy and Government Trip Due Sept. 18

— by on September 15th, 2015

The Williams School, in partnership with the Office of Career Development, will again run its public policy and government trip to Washington, D.C. over Reading Days. The trip runs from Oct. 14-16, and applications are due Friday, Sept. 18.

While in the District, students will visit the offices of approximately a dozen alumni who work for congressional offices, lobbying firms, think tanks, trade associations, not-for-profits, federal agencies, public interest groups and more. Places students visited last year included Congress, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the Securities and Exchange Commission, The Pew Charitable Trusts and the State Department.

On each visit, alumni speak candidly about their educational and professional experiences and students are invited to ask questions. In many cases, alumni will also share information about upcoming internship and employment opportunities with their organizations. A highlight of the trip is a networking dinner the university hosts for students, alumni and friends of the program.

The trip is particularly well suited for those students who are considering or currently undertaking an economics or politics major, but it is open to any undergraduate student with an interest in careers in public policy and government, regardless of class year or major.

The bus leaves for D.C. on Wed., Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m. and arrives back in Lexington on Fri., Oct. 16 at approximately 10 p.m. The trip costs $500 and includes transportation, accommodations in Dupont Circle and breakfast on both Thursday and Friday mornings, as well as dinner on Thursday evening. Students are responsible for covering all other meals on their own.

Visit careers.wlu.edu and click on LexLink to apply. Search Job ID 2764. A small number of opportunity grants are available for students who demonstrate financial need. Please contact Dean Beanland before the application deadline if you believe you qualify for an award and wish to be considered. Please contact Dean Beanland at (540) 458-8604 or beanlandr@wlu.edu with questions.