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Your professional network starts here. Our alumni networking opportunities give you a leg up.

The Washington Semester Program has a vast alumni network and provides current students with various opportunities to meet alumni in the DC area. These engagements help students gain unique access to the nation’s capital with insight from those who were once a DC intern. There are a lot of great ways for our alumni to give back and continue their involvement within the WSP community including participating in CMU/WSP-led networking events.

Alumni are involved in many ways!

Participate in the Internship Seminar

A new city and a new internship can be tough, but hearing from CMU alumni who had similar experiences and went on to lead exciting, successful careers across the DMV can be enriching. Share you journey from campus to the District (or just your thoughts about office culture) as an alumni guest during our weekly Internship Seminar course for CMU/WSP students!  Contact Washington Program Manager Ashley Barnes for more information. 


Internship seminar
NSA site visit

Host an intern for a site visit

Do you work at an office that’s always looking for great interns? We’re happy to connect you to CMU/WSP students with aligned interests.

Want to show off your organization or introduce students to prospective roles? Get in touch and we can incorporate a site visit into our semester programming.

Attend a networking event

Periodically, we invite alumni and local partners to come together for some light snacks and networking with students. As one of the most-requested events, we’re always looking for new faces to join in. Send us a note to be added to our networking list.

Capitol alumni mentor meetup