Capitol Hill Jobseekers Ready for Employment
December 3, 2010, Arlington, VA—The Leadership Institute hosted 147 people on Tuesday and Wednesday nights for Capitol Hill Staff Training School. Read on for a student’s reflection and for information on an upcoming school geared for those looking to work on the Hill.

LI Student Alex VanNess of Baltimore, Maryland said, “I really wanted to thank you, and all of the Leadership Institutes staff, for putting together the Capitol Hill Staff Training School. I learned a great deal of information, over the past few days, that I know will help me with my Capitol Hill job search.”

“I have been searching for a job on the Hill, unsuccessfully, for well over a year now. I've gone on informational interview after interview, thinking that I was getting my name out there. But I still couldn't understand why I wasn't finding an open position. It's because of this school, that I understand how the lack of sufficient follow up, with the people I met with, was hindering my job search.”

“You provide an invaluable service to the Hill job hunter. I will definitely utilize as many of the networking concepts, as I can, in my future job search. Thank you so much.”

The Capitol Hill Staff Training School helps conservatives looking to work in Congress by bringing in great faculty to highlight students’ personal strengths, interview skills, salary negotiation, annual budget process, and the legislative process in the House and in the Senate.

Notable faculty included:

•    Paul Teller, Executive Director of the Republican Study Committee
•    Christopher N. Malagisi, Director of Political & New Media Training at the Leadership Institute
•    Jessica DeGraffenreid, Executive Director, America’s Future Foundation
•    Sarah B. Smith, Corporate Relations Manager, Americans for Prosperity
•    Steve Sutton, Vice President of Development & Campus Programs at the Leadership Institute
•    Meghann Olshefski, Talent & Events Manger at The David All Group
•    Ed Corrigan, Executive Director of the Senate GOP Steering Committee

Due to the demand of this school LI will be hosting a similar school February 2 and 3 for conservatives looking to work on the Hill. For more information on this upcoming school and to register, please click here.

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