Women & Public Policy
Seminar Dates | January 14-18, 2013
What is public policy?
How is it really made?
What would a public policy career be like?
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Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper shares advice with PLEN students
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Policy Tracks: Education or Healthcare
Explore these topics with high-level Washington women who make policies that govern our country every day. Learn how you can launch a career and become part of the process. Choose one policy track to gain more specialized knowledge on Education or Healthcare policy.
Over the course of five days, you will talk with women leaders at the Capitol, White House, State Department and other agencies. You’ll meet in small groups with senior women at major advocacy groups and with seasoned corporate lobbyists.
You’ll discover what it takes to get a job in Washington. Coaching sessions on such topics as networking, resume writing, and informational interviews help prepare you for finding jobs and fellowships. Young professional women describe how the job search works in Washington. Senior level women offer assistance in opening doors to help you get started.
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