So, you just heard about this awesome opportunity for women in college that offers to help you start networking in D.C., gain professional skills, get hands-on experience in an area you’re interested in starting a career in, and maybe even make a few friends in the process. Awesome! But then you see the price tag. … Continue reading 6 Tips to Crowdfund Your Way to a PLEN Seminar in D.C.
Attending a PLEN seminar can be a life-changing experience, but Washington DC is also an expensive city, and budgets are tight in college. Because of this, PLEN offers scholarships for each of the six seminars offered. PLEN scholarships normally cover registration, seminar, and hotel fees, but regardless of how much you may receive if your … Continue reading How to Apply for a PLEN Scholarship
“I wouldn’t be in D.C. right now if it wasn’t for PLEN.” On the evening of August 8, this sentence was repeated over and over by women of all ages. While Beyonce songs played in the background, women from different backgrounds connected over their relationship to PLEN. Jordyn Arndt, a Harold W. Rosenthal Fellow in … Continue reading Welcome Back to DC!
My relationship with PLEN began when I was a Sophomore at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. As a recent graduate, I can now say that this relationship has grown over time and continues to be an important part of my future career path. I first heard about PLEN during my first year at college. I … Continue reading PLEN Alumna Turned PLEN Intern
I learned about PLEN from my roommate who attended the Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy seminar last year. After the seminar, my roommate came home and told me about this wonderful conference that gave her the opportunity to learn more about women with experience in the legal field. I was immediately enamored by the idea … Continue reading Learning Skills That Set Me Apart
Union Station seemed to be the center of civilization as crowds of people entered and exited the metro early on a Wednesday morning. I was among the crowd, breakfast in my hand and newfound friends by my side. We were leaving the station en route to one of this country’s most important facilities: the Capitol … Continue reading Science, Technology, Policy – Oh My!
My PLEN journey began when preparation met chance. I had been actively working with individuals who were underrepresented in the STEM fields due to gender, race, and age throughout my graduate career. However, it wasn’t until recently that I began to think how I could merge my PhD degree with what I enjoyed to do … Continue reading STEM Policy on the National and Local Levels
This year was the first time I had ever heard of PLEN, and I can’t imagine what I would have missed out on if I hadn’t ever learned about it. One day at school, the Political Science department had sent out a series of emails about opportunities for the upcoming summer and one had jumped … Continue reading The Future is Endless
Ten years ago, Catherine Cassidy was a merchandiser for BCBG in Los Angeles, California, and she had access to some of the most beautiful clothes in the world. However, she still felt as if she wasn’t making the impact that she wanted in her role. Thus, Ustyled, a “company—one that happens to be a Fashion … Continue reading Owning Your Leadership Style with Catherine Cassidy from Ustyled
I had the privilege of attending PLEN’s Women in Public Policy seminar in Washington, D.C in January 2017. I learned about PLEN through the Women’s Center on my campus. I felt as though I needed to attend due to the lack of women, and especially women of color, involved in politics. I needed to attend … Continue reading The Places I saw, the People I met, and the PLEN Women That Inspired Me