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Students will network with alumni and learn about professional life in Washington, D.C. at the Career Networking Event on Capitol Hill Feb. 24-25. The event is open to all majors and class years.

Students must register at the Office of Career Services, Hogg Hall, by Friday, Feb. 17. Cost is $40, payable by check at registration. Space is limited to 25 students. Members of Kirby Government and Law Society will be considered first; all other students may register beginning Thursday, Feb. 9.

“It is an opportunity to learn from alumni and other guest speakers about the wide variety of careers available in Washington, D.C., as well as to hear the stories of how alumni transitioned from Lafayette to Washington,” says Rachel Nelson Moeller ’88, assistant director of internships and externships, career services. “Students interested in interning or gaining full-time employment in Washington after graduation should participate in this unique opportunity to gain an inside look at careers.”

Tentative plans include lunch with the White House Fellows at the American Forest and Paper Association, meeting with the founder and head of Dittus Communications, meeting with the assistant secretary for public liaison and special assistant to the secretary at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, a reception at the Washington Hotel, panel discussions with Lafayette alumni working on Capitol Hill and young alumni on living and working in the nation’s capital, and free time to explore the city.

Bus transportation will be provided to and from Washington, D.C. Participants will stay at the Holiday Inn in Rossyln, Va., and return to campus on Saturday afternoon. Registered students must attend a mandatory information session on Tuesday, Feb. 21, that will provide information on specific itinerary, appropriate dress, and what they should bring.

The event is sponsored by the Washington, D.C. alumni chapter, alumni affairs, and career services. Coordinators for the event include government and law graduate Peter Holran ’87, deputy general manager of Wexler Walker Public Policy Associates, program coordinator; Moeller, career services coordinator; Mary Pat Staats, associate director of alumni affairs, alumni coordinator; and government & law and business & economics double major Judith Hirx ’06 (Milford, Mass.), student coordinator.

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