Washington Career Trip ’07

Our students spent Thursday morning, November 1 at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

We are very thankful for the excellent briefing we received from the staff of the Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs.

Following our briefing we were off to lunch at Elephant and Castle Restaurant where we also were able to meet up with some of our DC alumni.

In the afternoon we next visited the International Trade Administration where several of our alumni introduced us to their work regarding US international trade policy and US foreigninvestment policy.

After returning to our hotel for a short rest we then went to Marty’s Bar and Grill where we were able to socialize with a number of our DC alums.

On Friday morning we received an excellent presentation at the US Foreign Agricultural Service.  We also met one of our alums who was busy working on a World Food Programme request that would provide food to poor children in Africa when they attended school.  Following our presentation and lunch at the Department of Agriculture we then proceeded to Capitol Hill.

On Capitol Hill we were the guests of Congressman Peter Hoekstra (R-Michigan), who is the ranking member of House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  We are particularly thankful to the Congressman’s staff who not only gave us an insightful introduction to careers in intelligence and diplomacy, but also a wonderful tour of the Capitol.

Special thanks to Ms. Julie Cerquiera  for coordinating our trip.