Klein College Takes First Trip To Washington D.C.


This semester is coming to a close and for one last hoorah, the Klein College students took their first trip to Washington D.C. this Tuesday to network, job search and to get ready for graduation. 

With spring in the air, the Klein College students reunited with some Owls on the Hill. Kristin Dini, Assistant Vice President of Federal Relations, facilitated the event.  While three recent Temple Alumni led a panel discussion to discuss their journey so far from life in college to now on the Hill. The panel consisted of Kate Yeager, intern for Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Justin Discigil, Communications Director for Congressman Greg Walden and Sara McGovern, Communications Director for Congresswoman Alma S. Adams.

Among those in attendance, Congressmen Brendan Boyle who represents Temple’s district, he encouraged students to follow their dreams and pursue their passion. “You do tend to be best at what you love and tend to love what you’re best at.” said Brendan Boyle. 

Two other owls in the capitol, longtime editor for the Washington Post Richard Leiby, and national security reporter for the Washington Post Joby Warrick, dove into the world of print journalism. Richard Leiby’s piece of advice for graduating seniors is simple. “You might have to start small but thats a start”.

Last on the tour, students got to see where the magic is made inside the CBS News Washington D.C. Bureau. 

Coming from one of biggest news productions in D.C. the owls got to meet some of the best in the business in hopes to someday work beside them. In attendance was Allyson Ross-Taylor, a CBS evening news producer and Scarlette Whyte, the Director of Professional Development and Diversity Initiatives. 

And next for Klein College: a trip to the Big Apple, taking place April 12th.

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