DC Alumni Get Involved

Are you and alumnus of WAIP, the John Glenn College or Ohio State University and currently living in D.C.? There are many ways to get involved each semester, and the WAIP program would not be possible without the generous support of alumni. Learn how you can get involved and make a difference with WAIP.


Each WAIP Fellow is matched with alumni mentor in Washington. Fellows and mentors are matched based on shared interests and professional goals. Fellows are required to initiate contact with mentors, but mentors are asked to meet with their student three to five times during the semester. Meetings can include coffee, lunch or a tour of the mentor’s office. The relationship is guided and sustained by the student and mentor, and many keep in contact after the student moves on from WAIP.

Policy Salons

Interested in sharing knowledge of your policy focus? You can facilitate a policy salon for a WAIP Fellows cohort. Policy salons typically occur in the evenings during the week, and last approximately 60-90 minutes. The structure of the salon is determined by the facilitator; it can include slides, be structured as a lecture or function more like a conversation.

Professional Development Seminars

Would you like to share your experience with networking, interviewing, utilizing LinkedIn, or writing resumes and cover letters with the WAIP Fellows? WAIP seeks to provide Fellows with a number of opportunities to grow as professionals during their time in Washington, and professional development seminars allow alumni to impart their professional wisdom.

DC Outreach Committee

An organized committee meets monthly to share information between all Ohio networks in DC, plan programming for the WAIP Fellows, and match mentors with Fellows.

Interested in any of the above opportunities?
Please contact Director of Washington Programs Katy Hogan at hogan.124@osu.edu or call her at 202-403-8537.

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