Day On the Hill

Day on the Hill

Tours of the FBI, White House, Secret Service. Lunch at Bullfeathers with wonderful HWS alums. Meetings at the Ripon Society and the U.N. Foundation. A U.S. Supreme Court hearing.

Each January, the Day on the Hill program takes students inside governmental organizations, non-profits, NGOs and other Washington, D.C. institutions for three days of experiential insight into politics, policy and more. In conjunction with the Office of Career Services, Associate Professor DeWayne Lucas and Professor Iva Deutchman, both of the Political Science Department, select 15 – 20 students to participate in the yearly excursion.

Students attend talks by politicians and alums who work on the Hill, discover what it takes to get a job in the nation’s capital, and discuss the day-to-day routine of D.C. life. Students get to meet alums and tour the Pentagon, the FBI, etc., and visit organizations like the Washington Post, Council on Foundations, the Heritage Foundation, etc. Additionally, students have a unique opportunity to network with alums and learn about internship and job opportunities.

The 2015 Day on the Hill took place January 12 - 14.

See the 2015 Day on the Hill itinerary.


Photo features 2015 Day on the Hill Program participants.