The annual Washington, DC career trip took place recently, back in-person as it’s meant to be. Organized by the Office of Career Services (OCS), the DC trip has always been a big deal at Fletcher, so much so that classes are cancelled for three days to allow students to take advantage of the opportunity. A mix of panel sessions, site visits, and a student-alumni networking reception, the trip gives students maximum opportunity to learn about different organizations, and to meet alumni practitioners working in fields of interest. It’s a great chance for first-year students to explore new fields, and of course for graduating students to make valuable connections in the job search process.
Among this year’s programming were panels focused on the World Bank Group, USAID, International Development & Humanitarian Aid, Finance & Investing, Public Policy & Risk, and a discussion with the Fletcher Alumni of Color Association (FACA) and the Fletcher Women’s Network. There were also visits to the US Department of Treasury and the Congressional Research Service.
While the trip means a few quiet days around the halls of Fletcher, for students (and hardworking OCS staff) it’s very much a main event of the semester!