2023 Career Tracks: D.C. Center of Government, Policy and Law- (Virtual)
D.C. - Center of Government, Policy and Law Career Track (Virtual)
January 11, 2023 - January 12, 2023
Learn how public policy, legislation and corporate governance is influenced by a variety of organizations and companies both large and small. Students will gain insight into how federal regulation and laws are influenced from organizations outside the halls of Washington, D.C. In addition to privately held consulting firms, students will hear from representatives from the Fortune business arena as it relates to corporate governance and the laws impacting daily operations, staffing, reinvestment, investment in community and responsibility for product, and services sold.
Alumni and Hosts
Disney: Susan Fox '88, Sr VP Government Relations
APCO Wordlwide: Pamela Passman '83, Chair, Corporate and Managing Director
Holland & Knight: James (Chip) Cottrell '77, Director of Ancillary Services
Solidarity Center: Nalisha Menta '98, Senior Program Officer
SEC: Stephen Konya '96, Director of Workforce Planning
K & L Gate: Scott Gelbam '13, Government Affairs and Public Policy
Congressman Raul Grijalva/Vantage Data Centers: Amy Emerick Clerkjin '03/John Stephenson '05, Chief of Staff US Congressman/ Sr Biz & Political Strategist
Enbridge: Peter Holran '88, Director US Government Relations
Winning Strategies: Michael Merola '02, Founder and Partner
Questions? Contact Holly Akers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Participation in the 2023 Career Tracks Program assumes that you consent to the disclosure and inclusion of your resume to the hosts of the 2023 Career Tracks programs. This consent will remain in effect from January 1, 2023 through March 1, 2023.
How to Apply:
Review details in the 2023 Career Tracks Booklet
1. Resume - attached to Handshake
2. 500-word original essay attached to Handshake that addresses the following questions:
1. Why are you interested in this particular Career Track?
2. What do you hope to gain from the experience, either/both personally
3. How do you plan to prepare for and make the most of this experience?
IMPORTANT: Please respond to prompts within one cohesive 500-word essay, NOT a short
YOUR ESSAY MAY NOT CONTAIN ANY PORTIONS OF A PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED ESSAY USED
TO PARTICIPATE IN EITHER THE EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM OR CAREER TRACK IN PRIOR YEARS.
This is considered a violation of Academic Integrity as defined in the Student Handbook.
You must submit both a resume and essay; incomplete applications will not be considered. DO
NOT PROCRASTINATE. BEFORE you submit, verify that the industry track(s) you are applying to
is for the city and dates that you desire.
As part of the application, you will be prompted to upload your resume and essay as separate
attachments. Please name them with your Lafayette username, class year, and document type
as shown below:
● For the resume: LAFAYETTE USERNAME and 23resume (for example, SMITHJ23resume)
● For the essay: LAFAYETTE USERNAME and 23essay (for example, SMITHJ23essay)
*Please put your name on all pages of your essay*
DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST DAY TO SUBMIT THESE DOCUMENTS. Due to the high volume
of applicants, the Gateway Career Center cannot provide last-minute assistance.
IMPORTANT: Applications missing one of the steps will be considered incomplete and will not
be accepted. Questions? Contact the Gateway Career Center at 610-330-5115,
email@example.com, or stop by Room 201 in Hogg Hall for assistance.