Becoming a White House Fellow

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Nov 11, 2012 Comments Off on Becoming a White House Fellow

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 12:30 – 1:30pm

What do General Colin Powell, President of Univision Network’s César Conde, CNN Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, General Wesley Clark, and author Doris Kearns Goodwin have in common? They are all graduates of the White House Fellows program, a nonpartisan program created in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson to give promising and highly motivated young Americans, “first hand, high-level experience with the workings of the Federal government and to increase their sense of participation in national affairs.”

The President’s Commission on White House Fellowships chooses 11-19 professional men and women to spend a year in Washington, D.C. learning about public service leadership. Fellows are placed in the offices of Cabinet Secretaries, senior White House staff, and other high-level Executive Branch officials. In addition, they regularly meet in roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors and travel domestically and internationally to study U.S. policy in action. Inclusive dates for the 2013-2014 Class of White House Fellows are August 26, 2013 to August 26, 2014. Applications are now being accepted until January 15, 2013.

In this webinar participants will learn about the White House Fellows Program legacy, its different components, and the application and selection process from current staff members and hear from a previous Fellow’s perspective on the unique experience.

Cindy Moelis was appointed by President Obama to serve as the Director of the Program in April, 2009. She holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Stanford Law.

Sophie Kim (G’11) is responsible for coordinating the Education Program and supporting the work of the Director and the Commissioners. She previously served as a White House intern in the White House Fellows Office.

Felice Gorordo (C’05) is a cofounder of Roots of Hope, a non-profit focused on youth empowerment in Cuba. A past Fellow, he currently spearheads the White House Business Council’s competitive series.

DC Event Type: Educational

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