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The SMPA Career Access Network (SMPA CAN) supports experiential learning, building professional connections and community between current students and alumni.
SMPA juniors and seniors will connect with prominent mentors from news organizations, government agencies, public relations firms, non-profits, and academia to learn and develop crucial workplace skills. Mentors will be matched with SMPA students based on industry and similar objectives and goals for the mentorship.
Applications are due October 31, 2016.
Questions or want to get involved in SMPA CAN programs? Send us an email!
I started working on bringing Democracy Matters to GW last semester. I partnered with the national chapter and discussed if GW would be a good fit for a chapter like this. We came to the conclusion that students on this campus are incredibly politically active and passionate about all sorts of issues. Because no matter what issue you're interested in—be it women's health, the environment, gun control—it all comes back to who is paying who to get what they want. And that's not right. So I needed to do something about it.
School of Media and Public Affairs Professor Jason Osder, attended Sundance Film Festival where he observed a trend of documentaries that move beyond the principles of journalism in favor of creative troupes found more frequently in fictionalized films. These films are more explorative, and the filmmakers aren’t afraid to hoodwink the audience to make a larger point.