Early on the morning of Thursday, November 5th, 20 Fordham IPED students departed for IPED’s annual Washington DC Career Trip. This trip provides an opportunity for students to explore internship and career opportunities with the United States government, connect with alumni working in DC, and experience the nation’s capital.
The first meeting took place at Elephant & Castle, with a presentation from two IPED alumna from the International Trade Administration–part of the Department of Commerce.
After a great lunch at Elephant & Castle, and a brisk walk around the Mall, the group headed to USAID.
Current students and IPED alumni gathered for drinks and dinner at Tortilla Coast.
The next day, the trip continued with a visit to the Department of Agriculture, where we heard from three alumni working with the Foreign Agricultural Service. Sean Cox is currently a North Africa Desk Officer, Brian Dutoi is an International Agricultural Program Specialist, and Andres Romero is an International Development Program Manager.
The trip concluded with a visit to the U.S. Capitol, where the group was treated to an informative tour, a tiny train ride, and a visit to the Senate office of New York Senator Chuck Schumer.