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 compete for internships and full-time jobs 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.
The program highlight is a 4-day trip to Washington, D.C. The 2018 cohort experienced excursions to Congressional offices and the U.S. Congress in session. Students also strolled down K Street to the offices of major trade and lobbying associations and engaged with members of noted think tanks, such as the American Enterprise Institute and the Tax Foundation. Finally, the cohort had a chance to attend regulatory agency public meetings and hearings, such as those held by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The 2019 cohort is anticipated to have a similar experience.
All undergraduate and graduate students with a 3.0 Cumulative GPA and graduating December 2019 or later from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and Robinson College of Business are eligible to apply.
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 public policy and public administration
Students may apply to one, two or all three programs. Panel Discussions and workshops will be held in January and February to help you learn more and advance your career discernment. We expect to select 14 cohort members through a competitive application and selection process for each program.
Follow these easy steps to apply:
- Complete online application via Handshake.
- Attached a well-developed 1 Page resume
- Attach a Cover Letter detailing your interest in the program(s)
- Attach a jpeg photo of yourself
- (Optional) Attach a letter of recommendation for a professional or faculty member. Letters can also be emailed directly to the program leader, Sharry Conroy, firstname.lastname@example.org
The four-day trip is scheduled for October 2019.
Student Enrollment and Company Participation
Sharry Anderson Conroy
associate director, Career Advancement Center
assistant dean for strategic partnerships and career advancement