College women considering careers in policy will learn about the legislative process in Washington, D.C. and explore hot-button issues on the Hill. This seminar exposes students to a range of professional opportunities in and related to Congress, from lobbying to working on a Senate or House Committee.
Seminar | Monday March 18 – Friday March 22
Scholarship Deadline Extended! | February 14, 2019
Registration Deadline Extended! | March 1, 2019
Build your professional network by learning how to effectively maintain professional relationships while connecting with women leaders in Washington, DC and in your seminar cohort.
Learn directly from women leaders about their recipes for success and return to campus with a better knowledge of available career paths to empower other women on your campus.
Contextualize the knowledge you're gaining in the university classroom, and learn how you can use it in a wide variety of meaningful policy careers after you graduate.
Establish your professional network in DC by attending our interactive Networking 101 workshop and practicing your new skills with PLEN mentors at the seminar networking reception.
Learn why it's imperative for you to negotiate your first (and every) salary, and receive tactical skills in order walking into a salary negotiation feeling prepared and empowered.
Work one-on-one with PLEN mentors to learn how to perfect your resume and make sure it always makes it to the top of the pile. You will also receive advice on creating an effective LinkedIn profile.
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2018 Featured Speakers
Kelly Dixon, Director of Legislative Operations, House Majority Leader; Shelley Husband, Majority Chief of Staff and General Counsel, House Judiciary Committee; Kate Keating, Chief of Staff, Office of Congressman Joe Crowley (NY-14)
Students spent a half day during the seminar visiting Capitol Hill and advocating for issues they care about.
During the seminar, students learned how to run for office through workshops by Running Start and She Should Run.
|PLEN Member Institutions (Full)||PLEN Member Institutions (Associate)||Non-PLEN Member Institutions|
|Seminar tuition + triple hotel room||$870.00||$1,020.00||$1,170.00|
|Seminar tuition + double hotel room||$1,077.50||$1,227.50||$1,377.50|
|Chaperone tuition + single hotel room||$1,325.00||$1,325.00||$1,375.00|
The seminar fee includes a $125.00 non-refundable registration fee, three meals, and networking reception fare. Students are expected to pay for all other additional costs associated with attending the seminar, including travel, housing, and meals outside of the ones indicated.
PLEN has negotiated a discount rate with the Kimpton Carlyle Hotel in Washington, D.C. If you register with a seminar ticket that includes a hotel room, PLEN will make the reservation for you.Read More
PLEN offers competitive scholarships to cover all or partial seminar and housing fees.Read More
Find out more about the additional costs of staying in and travelling around Washington, DC.Read More
Ready to attend the seminar? Check out the student portal for important resources and necessary documents to fill out and submit before you arrive in D.C. If you attend a member institution, please contact your member representative for registration instructions and promotion codes.