Alumni Success Stories

The Washington Center alumni community is over 60,000 strong. It's made up of founders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, government officials and changemakers - and possibly you.

  • Alumni Q&A with the University of Dayton's Kelly Miller

    Alumni Q&A with the University of Dayton's Kelly Miller

    Kelly Miller is a Director at Banner Public Affairs and author of the 2018 book "Get Attention: Brand Building for Startups." 

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  • Greatest Investment I’ve Made, Says Political Operative, Miranda Wade

    Greatest Investment I’ve Made, Says Political Operative, Miranda Wade

    Ohio Northern University alumna Miranda Wade attended the 2008 Republican National Convention through TWC's Campaign Seminar. The experience served as the foundation for her political career.

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  • Alumni Q&A with Lindsey Williams of Dickinson College

    Alumni Q&A with Lindsey Williams of Dickinson College

    The Washington Center and Dickinson College alumna Lindsey Williams participated in TWC's Academic Internship Program in 2004 and interned with the National Whistleblower Center. 

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  • Maturity, Leadership Among Qualities VET Interns Bring to the Workplace

    Maturity, Leadership Among Qualities VET Interns Bring to the Workplace

    Paul Hammer has overseen TWC interns at Izar Capital Group, a private market merchant bank and strategic advisory group he co-founded in 2003, for the past five years. A boutique shop, Izar...

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  • How TWC Alumni Launched Careers They Love3:18

    How TWC Alumni Launched Careers They Love

    Alumni discuss how The Washington Center helped them launch careers they love.

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  • Alumni Q&A with Barrett Holmes Pitner of Furman University

    Alumni Q&A with Barrett Holmes Pitner of Furman University

    Barrett Holmes Pitner left Furman University in South Carolina for his Spring 2003 TWC internship on the Hill with a then little-known congressman, Bernie Sanders.

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  • Alumni Spotlight: Tevin Ali from Florida Atlantic University3:33

    Alumni Spotlight: Tevin Ali from Florida Atlantic University

    Summer 2016 TWC alum Tevin Ali shares his story, including the challenges he overcame as a first-generation college student, and the important role that TWC played in his journey.

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  • From the RNC to Twitter: How the National Convention Experience Shaped this Alumna’s Career

    From the RNC to Twitter: How the National Convention Experience Shaped this Alumna’s Career

    University of Texas at Arlington alumna Lauren Devoll participated in TWC's Campaign Seminar in 2012. The experience directly impacted her first step after school - a job with the RNC.

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  • Alumni Q&A with Stacey Berry of York University

    Alumni Q&A with Stacey Berry of York University

    An internship in the U.S. helped Canadian alumna Stacey Berry figure out her career direction: “The Washington Center really helped me to narrow the kind of career that I wanted to do.”

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  • Alumni Q&A with Clarion University Grad Seth Ickes

    Alumni Q&A with Clarion University Grad Seth Ickes

    Seth Ickes left his intimate, rural campus of Clarion University to intern with a policy nonprofit in D.C. The totality of the experience flung open a multitude of new doors.

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  • Alumni Spotlight: Kevin Jones1:10

    Alumni Spotlight: Kevin Jones

    TWC alumnus Kevin Jones talks about the impact his TWC internship had in opening doors in his life, and his commitment to paying it forward.

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  • Congressional Staffer Attends Inside Washington, Widens Network and Career Options

    Congressional Staffer Attends Inside Washington, Widens Network and Career Options

    As a staffer in a California congresswoman’s district office, Harvard Extension’s Jocelyn Yow was familiar with The Washington Center and its programs.

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  • Alumni Q&A with Minseok Kim, Spring 2016 International Intern from Korea

    Alumni Q&A with Minseok Kim, Spring 2016 International Intern from Korea

    Reaching The Washington Center internship program was an arduous journey for South Korean student Minseok Kim.

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  • Alumni Q&A With Robert Morris Grad Meg Riggle

    Alumni Q&A With Robert Morris Grad Meg Riggle

    Meg Riggle, a National Security Seminar and AIP alum, is now an authority in the security field, as Manager of Integration and Test Engineering at leading global security contractor, Northrop Grumman.

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    The Washington Center: Who We Are

    TWC staff, internship advisors, board members, and alumni talk about benefits of TWC internships.

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  • TWC’s Conventions Seminar Solidified My Political Career; Here’s How It Unfolded

    TWC’s Conventions Seminar Solidified My Political Career; Here’s How It Unfolded

    Neil Deegan attended the 2008 Democratic National Convention through The Washington Center’s Campaign 2008 seminar series. Today, he's the managing principal at Rittenhouse Political Partners.

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  • VET Initiative Summer Solidified Anthony’s Career Path Leading to His Current Job

    VET Initiative Summer Solidified Anthony’s Career Path Leading to His Current Job

    Anthony enlisted while still in high school, and served as a Marine before graduating college with honors. A factor in his TWC experience was that the internship prioritized his interests and...

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  • Alumni Q&A with Brooke Bierhaus

    Alumni Q&A with Brooke Bierhaus

    University of Iowa graduate and TWC alumna Brooke Bierhaus interned at the Smithsonian National Zoo in the video department. Her internship experience opened doors around the world.

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  • Alumni Q&A with University of Toronto Student and Entrepreneur Swish Goswami

    Alumni Q&A with University of Toronto Student and Entrepreneur Swish Goswami

    Manu “Swish” Goswami is an entrepreneur, an in-demand speaker and a TWC alum. The constantly active Swish explored D.C. and the political realm during his internship in 2016.

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  • How the DNC Seminar Sparked My Career Path in Advocacy and Politics

    How the DNC Seminar Sparked My Career Path in Advocacy and Politics

    Taylor Pinckney attended the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte in 2012 through The Washington Center's National Conventions Seminar. The experience proved to be invaluable.

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