Centre College’s Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD) and the Office for Global Citizenship (CGC) will be hosting the Centre-in-Washington Convocation and Reception on Oct. 18 in Washington, D.C.
The event is for students who are currently participating in the program, as well as alumni who live in the area.
Kyle Anderson, director of the CGC said that, since both offices have many of the same goals and objectives, they are always looking for ways to combine their efforts and programming.
“Our Washington, D.C. program is unique in that it offers an engaging academic experience coupled to a strong internship component that prepares Centre students for professional life in one of the world’s most important cities,” he added. “We wanted to enhance the experience of our students in the nation’s capitol by organizing an event that reminded them of campus life—a convocation—but that included an opportunity to network with our College’s successful alumni in the city and a prominent professional in their field.”
Students in the Centre-in-Washington program work full-time in an internship while taking other required courses.
“Living and working in Washington, D.C. provides our students the opportunity to participate in internships in every field imaginable while being able to see what living in one of our most vibrant and political cities is like,” said Mindy Wilson, assistant director for the CCPD.
Wilson added that, by adding Ben Ray ’08 as the new on-the-ground Washington, D.C. coordinator, they believed this event would be a great way to bring alumni and students together.
“Our alumni are such strong supporters of our students, and because so many alumni live in Washington, D.C., we thought it would be a great idea to bring them together to meet and network,” Wilson said.
During the convocation, the offices will host a speaker, Lesley Clark, who is a Washington correspondent for McClatchy newspapers and covers congress for the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Clark will speak to the group about what it’s like to cover politics today, her career path in journalism and her view on the midterms.
by Kerry Steinhofer
October 17, 2018