Emerson students interning in Washington, D.C., connected with local alumni October 17 to discuss career opportunities and listened to U.S. Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook ’76 give an overview of her impressive career.
“Cultivating professional connections between alumni and students remains a paramount goal of the D.C. Program,” said Richard West, director of the Emerson Washington, D.C., Program and a professor in the Department of Communication Studies. “This is a win-win event for everyone involved.”
Cook encouraged students to “keep an open mind about their pursuits.” Cook, who works directly for President Obama as U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, was recently profiled on emerson.edu.
West is in the process of developing a mentor and exchange program with Washington, D.C., students and alumni called Partnering Alums and Interns Responsibly (PAIR), and is currently soliciting alumni to participate.
The next scheduled Emerson Alumni D.C. Chapter Event is a reception at the National Communication Association Annual Convention at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel on Friday, November 22.