Semester in Washington Politics operates an optional mentoring program for our students. The program is a great oppotunity for our students to create a personal relationship with a professional in the DC area that knows how the Nation's Capital operates and can help the students make the most of their time in the city and the connections they make. Many of our mentors are alums of SIWP or affiliated schools like GW's Graduate School of Political Management, or are experts in their fields have volunteered their time to mentor our students.
Students who choose to take part in the mentoring program will be paired with a mentor whose career best matches the students' aspriations from our pool of volunteers. Students will have the opportunity to sit down individally with their mentor over coffee or lunch several times throughout the semester to talk about the program, their future, and how to maximize their DC experience.