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Engage With Policy Professionals

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Take advantage of our location — at the center of the policy world.

Mentors advise your career journey, provide one-on-one assistance and help you grow, both personally and professionally.

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The Maryland Mentor Program matches policy professionals and alumni with students who share similar interests. Mentors provide sound counsel and advice that boost students' opportunities for finding employment and making career connections. Maryland mentors include federal, state and local government officials, directors of nonprofit organizations and private sector representatives.

The Experts-in-Residence Program capitalizes of SPP's proximity to the nation's capital by sponsoring weekly visits from experts in carious policy fields. Current students gain exclusive access to the experts for one-on-one assistance with career information, resume suggestions and networking leads.

Career Treks give students an inside look at public policy in practice. These events bring groups of 8-10 students to DC-area organizations to learn more about their role in the policy world, meet policy professionals and tour the office or worksite. Site visits generally last about 2 - 3 hours. Career Treks serve to expose students to employment opportunities and connect employers to highly-skilled, motivated individuals.

These sessions provide your organization an opportunity to engage and recruit students. Employers from all sectors are invited to campus to expose students to the many career fields and opportunities within public policy.

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Info for Alumni

As an alum, there's a range of ways for you to get involved, from mentoring a student to attending a networking event.
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