Madeira juniors attended Co-Curriculum training on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, September 4th. The 81 girls heard from a panel of alumnae who currently work on Capitol Hill and who shared their insights about what it is like to work for someone in Congress or a lobbying firm. The alumnae also shared tips and tricks for success in the Capitol Hill environment. Topics covered included how to dress (look professional, but always keep a pair of sneakers handy), how to behave, what to avoid doing, and how to get the most of the experience. It was insightful to hear alumnae stories about how being a Madeira girl helped open doors for them after high school for other Capitol Hill internships in college or for their current jobs.
After the formal agenda concluded, the students then were sent to find the office of the Senator or Congressperson for whom they'll be interning. After eating their packed lunches on the lawn with the Capitol dome in the background, the girls and junior advisors made their way to the Metro and headed back to Virginia. It was an informative and exciting day for our Madeira girls.
The Co-Curriculum program has added twenty-five new Capitol Hill placements this year, including Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Rep. John Delaney (D-MD) and Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA). Both the majority and minority leaders are hosting a Madeira intern - Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
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