Breakfast with a member of Congress. Lunch with a Senate staffer. Meetings at the RNC and DNC national headquarters. Cocktails with a Secret Service agent.
For three days each January, a select group of students mingle with politicians, alums and friends of the Colleges to learn about the inner workings of life in our nation's capitol. In conjunction with the Office of Career Services, Associate Professor DeWayne Lucas and Professor Iva Deutchman select 15-20 students to participate in the yearly excursion.
Students attend talks by politicians and alums who work on the Hill, discover what it takes to get a job in the nation's capitol, and discuss the day-to-day routine of D.C. life. Students also visit and tour the Capitol, the White House, the Democratic and Republican National Headquarters, lobbying organizations, and political think tanks, such as the Heritage Foundation and Center for American Progress. Additionally, with the aid of the Hobart and William Smith Club of Washington, D.C., students have a unique opportunity to network with alums and learn about internship and job opportunities.
The 2013 Day on the Hill Program took place January 9-11.
See the 2013 Day on the Hill itinerary.
Photo features 2013 Day on the Hill Program participants.