Careers in Public Service
The Weissman Center, together with our campus partners, sponsors trips each year for students who are interested in careers in public service. The site visits feature MHC alumnae who are inspiring examples of success to our students in the fields of politics, policy, advocacy, and government, and whose work spans local initiatives to global world affairs.
Fall 2019 Site Visit
Friday, October 25, 2019
New York City
Are you a first or second year student with a passion for social justice? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to change the world by working at the United Nations, or at an advocacy organization, in government, at a public policy think tank, or using a law degree for social change?
This exciting one-day site visit on October 25 to New York City will include a tour of the United Nations, meeting alumnae who are engaged in public service careers, and gathering for a VIP luncheon with alumnae at a historic landmark hotel just minutes from the UN.
The trip is open to first and second year students with an interest in politics, policy, law, advocacy, social change, leadership, running for public office, etc. The one-day trip is FREE and includes roundtrip transportation to New York City, admission to the United Nations, and a VIP luncheon. This trip is a partnership of the Weissman Center for Leadership and the Career Development Center’s Lynk-on-the Road initiative.
If you have any questions, please contact Janet Lansberry, Director of Leadership and Public Service, at the Weissman Center for Leadership.
‘Careers in Public Service’ is modeled after the MHC student delegation to the launch of the Women in Public Service Project in 2011, an initiative spearheaded by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the sister schools to encourage more women to enter careers in public service. Since then, we have learned that site visits for students are life changing. Students return with enthusiasm and a focused zeal to work in politics, policy, advocacy, and government. They gain valuable insights, tips, and knowledge about what a path in public service might look like, and how to go about crafting a future. Site visits deliberately emphasize a wide range of careers and open students’ horizons to fields and new possibilities. Discussions with alumnae complement the classroom experience and put a practical lens on the future. In fact, a student who returned recently from a site visit remarked, “It is one thing to discuss issues in class from a theoretical perspective, but actually meeting with and learning from accomplished alumnae in a professional setting was unlike anything I have ever experienced before.”