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Third Annual Career Workshop

  • Hillsdale College Kirby Center 227 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)

GAIN's Government Affairs Career Workshop is back for a third year to help put you on the right career path for success! Join us on October 25th from 1pm to 5pm at Hillsdale College for this essential workshop on how to get the government affairs job that's perfect for you!

Join GAIN, Time On The Hill, Tom Manatos Jobs, and other experienced government affairs professionals from all areas, including: lobbying (corporate, trade association, contract), communications, Congress, federal government, grassroots, PAC, and more!

See below for our draft agenda:

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Panel Discussion - How to Find the Right Job on Capitol Hill, in the Federal Government, or Downtown.

  • Speakers: Tom Manatos (Tom Manatos Jobs), Brent Sullivan (Time on the Hill), Brad Traverse (Brad Traverse Jobs)

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Rotating Concurrent Roundtable Discussions on:

  • Classroom to Career: Choosing the Right Graduate Program for Your Government Affairs Career

  • Climbing the Hill: How to Build a Career in Politics

  • Navigating the DC Job Market

  • Essential Skills for Political Action Committee Management (Lauren Rahill – SAGAC Public Affairs)

3:30 pm– 5:00 pm: Career Workshop; One-on-One Career Guidance with Experienced Government Affairs Professionals.

  • Attendees will have time to sit down, one-on-one, with experts in these fields to ask questions and plot out career paths. Come for just the panel, the workshop, or stay for the whole thing!

Special thank you to Hillsdale College for hosting; near Union Station and just a few blocks from the Capitol!

More details coming soon!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Hillsdale College

Time On The Hill

Tom Manatos Jobs

The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management

We have designed this event to fully comply with US Senate Rule 35.1(d)(1), US House Ethics Manual pp. 41-47, and the U.S. Executive Branch Gift Rules regarding the “widely attended event” exception to the gift rules. US Senate and House staff are advised to consult with the US Senate and House Ethics Committee to confirm this analysis. US Executive Branch employees are advised to consult with their agency counsel. State and municipal employees are advised to consult with their agency counsel as to applicable gift rules for their jurisdiction before participating in the event.

Earlier Event: October 17
October Happy Hour