Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and J. Mack Robinson College of Business have partnered to produced Panthers in the District, a signature program that immerses students in our nation’s capital.
This unique experience positions participants to advance their career discernment and strengthen their professional network in Washington, D.C., provide area employers access to top talent from one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States, and connect students with Georgia State’s alumni in the D.C. area.
Through an intense 6-month professional development process, the cohort of 14 will make the four-day trip, which is targeted to occur October 2019.
All undergraduate and graduate students from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and Robinson College of Business are eligible to apply.
Applicants must be a currently enrolled Georgia State University student graduating December 2019 or later with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
Panthers in the District specifically seeks candidates in the following areas of study:
- juniors, seniors and first-year master’s in accounting and taxation
- juniors, seniors and first-year master’s in criminal justice, public policy and public administration
- Budget for professional meetings attire
- $150 commitment fee, plus airfare
- Incidentals on the trip
Students from a variety of disciplines will engage in activities to prepare them and sharpen their professional awareness and career discernment in order to maximize this immersive and experiential opportunity through required meetings.
The four-day trip is scheduled for October 2019.
How to Apply
We expect to select 18 finalists through a competitive application and selection process.
Applications for 2019 are open.
Sharry Anderson Conroy
associate director, Career Advancement Center
assistant dean for strategic partnerships and career advancement
professor of accountancy
J. Mack Robinson College of Business School of Accountancy
senior research associate
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
The program will include visits as a group and separate tracks for each discipline to dive deeply into different areas of interest.
Example of the Accounting and Tax track:
- visit national tax offices of major accounting firms
- engage with members of noted think tanks and trade associations
- observe accounting and tax oversight hearings
- learn how to navigate the legislative and regulatory environment
- learn how to become engaged in the policy process to better serve clients and to positively influence the direction of new laws and regulations as members of the accounting profession
Example of the economics, public policy, and public and nonprofit administration track:
- visit several government agencies, nonpartisan think tanks and nonprofit policy groups
Possible site visits include:
- Congressional Budget Office
- National Conference of State Legislatures
- Government Accountability Office
- Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
- Pew Charitable Trusts
- Greater Washington Urban League
- National Association of Counties