Desktop News | September 2023 Over the past two summers, Emily Smith’s Potomac River journey has been far from that of a casual tourist. As an active participant in the 2022 A&S Professional Preparation Program in Washington, D.C., Smith leveraged her connections and newfound experiences to secure prestigious internships in the nation’s capital during both the summers of 2022 and 2023. The Washington D.C. Professional Preparation Program stands as a beacon of opportunity for aspiring professionals, and Smith’s journey exemplifies […]
Desktop News | September 2023 The Washington D.C. Professional Preparation Program is an initiative focused on empowering students for success in the professional world and providing them with unique opportunities in the nation’s capital. By offering exposure to a diverse range of government and Washington, D.C. specific settings, the program aims to prepare students for internships and jobs that align with their career interests. Throughout the journey, participants engage in briefings with esteemed organizations, meetings with elected officials and informational […]
Desktop News | May 2023 The Washington D.C. Professional Preparation Program provides students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the professional world of the nation’s capital. The program offers a chance for students to explore a wide range of career options, make connections and gain practical experience. This spring, a group of 25 students traveled to DC to attend meetings and events designed to showcase the many internship programs and career tracks available to them. Their experience was not […]
Desktop News | May 2023 When Maggie Koury signed up for the Washington D.C. Professional Preparation Program, she wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. As a STEM major, she was intrigued by research and development, but she wondered if there was a place for her in the political sphere of D.C. But as soon as Koury arrived in the nation’s capital, she was blown away by the wide range of opportunities available to her. The program itinerary included briefings from […]
Desktop News | April 2023 The Washington D.C. Professional Preparation Program provides an opportunity for students to explore careers and professional situations while gaining necessary skills and knowledge for success. The program gives students the opportunity to experience cultural activities and life in Washington D.C. during their Spring Break, while also facilitating introductions to various government agencies and organizations. However, what sets this program apart is its recognition of the vital role that alumni support plays in students’ professional journeys. […]
Desktop News | February 2023 In March 2022, The University of Alabama senior Austin Smithson took a trip that would forever change the scope of his career and life. The political science major went to Washington, DC, with the Washington DC: Professional Development Program to explore the city and make connections, ultimately leading him to an internship in the White House. Smithson, a first-generation college student, pushed himself out of his comfort zone to find a place on campus […]
Over spring break, 12 students from the College of Arts and Sciences took on the nation’s capital and explored opportunities for future careers during the Washington, DC Professional Preparation Program, hosted by the A&S ICUE Connector.