Student Forum

Welcome to Washington: Policy Players and Creative Networking

September 25, 2014 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

1st floor/Wintergarden

Featuring Nigel Ashford, Senior Program Officer, Institute for Humane Studies; John Maniscalco, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute; Lydia Mashburn, Program Manager, Financial Markets Working Group, Mercatus Center; Levi Russell, Director of Public Affairs, Americans for Prosperity; moderated by Chip Bishop, Director of Student Programs, Cato Institute.

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Join the Cato Institute, America’s Future Foundation, and the Institute for Humane Studies on Thursday, September 25, for a crash course in creative networking and career advancement—an event specifically designed for young professionals. Speakers will discuss topics related to post‐​graduate professional success, with a special focus on policy research and analysis, and the role of ideas generated within the nonprofit network in the broad public policy debate.

Each semester, thousands of young professionals descend on Washington, hoping to make a name for themselves and to land the perfect job. With so many bright, talented interns and recent graduates vying for the same opportunities, how can you distinguish yourself from the pack? Find out how to leverage your talent, gain influence, and make the most of your internship. Learn and network with your newest peers and a diverse panel of knowledgeable D.C. insiders.