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Political Science

Immerse yourself: Dayton2DC

Dayton2DC is an annual opportunity for University of Dayton students to engage with professionals and gain practical advice about starting and navigating a career in D.C. The trip centers around an intense three days where students meet with university alumni who are working on Capitol Hill, in executive agencies, for lobbying firms, think tanks, and nonprofits, as well as, in international development, human rights, and strategic communication. Dayton2DC is a remarkable networking opportunity for you to engage with professionals to discover more about potential career fields while gaining practical advice about starting and navigating a career in D.C.

Dayton2DC 2020

The 2020 program will take place between March 4 and March 7, 2020. Dayton2DC participants are expected to contribute $275 to the cost of the trip which helps defray the cost of transportation, lodging, and some meals; some financial aid is available. Participants should plan on bringing approximately $50 for meals and incidental expenses.

Please contact Dr. Daniel Birdsong, with any questions.

This career immersion experience is a joint effort between the Department of Political Science, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Honors program.

Experience Dayton2DC 2020

The application for the Dayton2DC trip is now open. The deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

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Past Dayton2DC Experience

Meet our 2019 cohort.

Our Students
Humanities and Social Sciences

Capitol Hill Connections

Visiting Washington, D.C., as part of the University of Dayton's first 'Dayton2DC' cohort in 2013 helped alumnus Dylan Moore '15 launch his career on Capitol Hill, where he is now a legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon of Indiana.

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Department of Political Science

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