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Engage with Study in DC students

Students enrolled in W&M Study in DC opportunities benefit immensely from connections with DC-area alumni and families.  Here are ways you can engage:

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Mentor Students

Washington Center staff matches students (during the semester and summer) with DC-area alumni/families who are willing to mentor students. Mentors should provide students with information about their jobs and careers and provide students advice on how to achieve their own career goals.   This connection can happen in a one-on-one setting or at “speed networking” sessions the Washington Center organizes throughout the year.

If you are interested in providing a student career advice, please fill out this interest form.

Hire a Student Intern (or Connect Us With Someone Who Will)

The W&M DC Semester and DC Summer Institutes opportunities combine intensive classroom experiences with work at one of DC’s many public, private, and non-profit institutions.  Washington Center staff help up to 90 Study in DC students a year find internships -- and we couldn't do it without the assistance of committed alumni and families.  

Employers enjoy the benefits of hiring hard-working, high-achieving students (many of whom are full time) and engaging with DC-based administrators who serve as contacts throughout the internship.

If you are interested in hiring a W&M intern for a semester or summer (or know someone who can), please fill out this prospective employer form.

Speak with/Host a Class (or Connect Us With Someone Who Will)

 A special feature of Study in DC opportunities is the opportunity for students and faculty to engage with DC's many dynamic public, private, and non-profit institutions. We create a unique learning environment for students when they discuss course topics with experts, organizational leaders, elected officials, and policy makers in their areas of expertise -- especially while guided by a W&M faculty member.

If you are willing to talk with one of our classes or host them at your place of business, please fill out this interest form.

Participate in the Washington Center Think Tank

The Study in DC Think Tank is composed of a select group of passionate W&M alumni in the
area who act as a brain trust and feedback channel for the Center, dedicated to expanding,
diversifying, and improving our opportunities.

  • Active members will generate ideas and feedback on the Center's developing projects
    and initiatives. Responsibilities include group brainstorming sessions, monthly surveys,
    and program-related product testing.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please please fill out this interest form.

Join the Washington Center On Demand Network

 Join our growing network of on-call, DC-based alumni dedicated to advising W&M students in
their pursuits of internship opportunities and potential career paths while studying in DC.

  • As a member, you will serve as an accessible resource for current Study in DC students
    as they live, work, and develop as young professionals in the city. You will also have the opportunity to serve on panels or through other forums to provide information and expertise to students. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please please fill out this interest form.

Donate to the W&M Study in DC Scholarship Fund

W&M Study in DC opportunities expose our students to the dynamic governmental, business, cultural, non-profit, and social institutions of the region, help integrate them into DC’s vibrant William & Mary alumni network, and allow them to begin exploring their career paths in the “real world.” 

Unfortunately, we’re seeing these incredible opportunities denied to an increasing number of William & Mary students due to financial constraints. 

The W&M Study in DC Scholarship Fund provides grants to these students to help them start their careers. 

Find out more more about the W&M Study in DC Scholarship fund and ways to contribute.

Represent the Washington Center

The W&M Washington Center Ambassadorship program is a wonderful way to be involved with and represent the Center as well as connect with W&M alumni

Find out more about the Washington Center Ambassador Program here

Help Guide the W&M Washington Center

The W&M Washington Center Advisory Board is always looking for alumni to serve in leadership roles.  

Find out more and complete an Interest Form 

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