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What are the requirements for this
Full-time students who have completed 91 credits or more in Fall
2013, law and graduate students (excluding students of the St.
John's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) with a minimum 3.0
GPA are eligible to apply. Major area of study is not a
requirement; in fact, all majors are encouraged to apply, due to
the diversity of employment options available in Washington, DC.
Students are required to complete an application form, which
includes the submission of a personal statement and resume.
All eligible applicants will be interviewed. Please note that
special consideration will be given to students who have previously
participated in other Alumni Insider’s View (AIV)…Programs.
What can I expect to learn at this
Students can expect to learn about the many various and diverse
career paths in Washington, DC. St. John’s University alumni will
share their experiences and current employment roles through
panels, one-on-one student interactions and the
Student and Alumni Networking Reception. The program provides a
real “insider’s view” of jobs and career satisfaction from our
alumni, all of whom are willing and available to network with
What is the best way for me to prepare
for the program?
If accepted, attend the mandatory orientation session in early
October. In addition, it is highly recommended that all accepted
students visit the Career Center to take advantage of resources on
the topics of networking, resume building, marketing yourself
and thank you or follow-up communications. Additionally, students
should visit the Writing Center for written personal statements and
scholarship essay submissions.
How can my professors be officially
notified about my three-day absence by participating in this
It is the responsibility of each accepted student to discuss their
participation in this prestigious program with their professors. If
professors have questions, they can contact Elisa Douglas ’05C in
the Office of Alumni Relations, call (718) 990-6168 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the maximum number of students
that can be accepted?
This premier Alumni Insider’s View…U.S. Capital Program can only
accommodate up to 50 students due to transportation, overnight
accommodation and site visit capacity restrictions.
Is there a waiting list?
Yes. Although students receive notification of acceptance,
sometimes they cannot attend at the last minute for various
reasons. If an accepted student declines, someone from the waiting
list will be contacted to fill the position. If you are called from
the waiting list you are required to attend the orientation session
in early October at which time the $50 program fee is due. If you
are called after the orientation date has passed, you will be
required to speak to an administrator in the Office of Alumni
Relations to review necessary information and bring the $50 program
When can I expect an
Upon receipt of your student application if eligible, you will be
contacted immediately for an interview.
How will I know that I’ve been
A representative from the Office of Alumni Relations will notify
you by e-mail during the week of October 1, 2013. Students who have
previously participated in Alumni Insider's View (AIV)...Programs
will be given priority.
What will the $50 fee be used
This program fee is to subsidize expenses for bus transportation to
and from Washington, DC and overnight accommodations. The majority
of the program expenses are absorbed through the generous support
of our alumni and the Office of Alumni Relations.
Will my fee be refunded if I cannot
attend at the last minute?
Fees cannot be refunded within one week of the departure date,
Wednesday, October 9, 2013.
What do I need to bring with
Student participants should bring business cards, resumes,
notebooks/pads and pens/pencils for note-taking, overnight
necessities, casual and business attire, comfortable shoes and rain
attire. Casual attire should be worn during the evenings when
students have free time. It is required that business attire be
worn during the day and at the
Student and Alumni Networking Reception. Walking is common
throughout the program, so you are encouraged to bring comfortable
shoes suitable for that purpose.
Who will I be rooming
Student participants can request their own same-gender roommate at
the mandatory orientation session in early October. If not, the
Office of Alumni Relations will assign a roommate.
Will there be time in the program for
Yes, sightseeing will be part of the program. Students may choose
to do additional sightseeing during their free time.
Can I travel to and from the program on
Only under special circumstances can students receive authorization
to travel to and from the program, and will need to sign a special
release form. It is highly recommended that all student
participants travel with the entire group. All students will be
responsible to find their own transportation to the Queens campus
prior to departure and following the trip to Washington, DC.
Opportunities to carpool will be discussed at the mandatory
How will we be getting around
Once in Washington, DC access to many surrounding areas of
government buildings is restricted so it is often necessary to be
dropped off close to a location, where walking is necessary. In the
event there is inclement weather, outer jackets and an umbrella are