Future Policy Makers Travel to DC to Explore Careers in Government & Non-Profits

Students in UChicago Careers in Public and Social Service (UCIPSS) traveled to Washington DC to get a taste of possible careers in government and non-profits. Overall the trek focused on domestic and international policy careers, and offered students the opportunity to meet with a variety of employers during their trip. Students came away from the UCIPSS trek energized, inspired, and motivated to work for their dream careers in public and social service.

Companies visited and alumni hosts:

  • Calvert Investment Foundation
  • Brookings Institute | Alumni Host: Stephen Cohen (AB’51)
  • Freedman Consulting
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace | Alumni Host: Reece Trevor (AB’11), Ashley Tellis (AB’89), and Vanessa Tantillo (AB’07)
  • Hanover Research | Alumni Host: Matt Sellmen (AB’13)
  • Additional Alumni: White House staffer Andy Kim (AB’04)


[This trek] solidified my desire to pursue a scholarly career in a think tank [and] it gave [me] direction on how to achieve that.” - Cooper Zajac (AB’17)