Women & Congress
Seminar Dates | March 18-22, 2013
How does Congress really work?
Could I work on a congressional staff?
Registration Deadline | Feb 26, 2013
Students meet with Congresswoman Jackie Speier
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Go behind the scenes in Washington and listen to female Members of Congress, their legislative staffers, corporate lobbyists, and nonprofit advocates explain the way Congress actually works.
This seminar is unique. Nowhere else can you spend a week connecting with high level Washington women who spend every day making and influencing policy in Congress.
You’ll meet decision makers, discuss pressing issues, network with women leaders and mentors, and explore career opportunities.
But it won’t be just talking, you’ll also experience the process:
- You’ll participate in a simulated congressional hearing, acting as a Member of Congress who asks questions or a witness who testifies.
- You’ll practice lobbying in a mock lobbying reception with veteran lobbyists who act as Senators and Congresswomen.