Employment (March 2011)

Learning about government jobs

Matt Tice and Daniel J. Hopkins were good friends while attending American University’s undergraduate program.

Making your social network work for you

The addiction to constant text messaging, tweeting, e-mailing, and wall posting has led to confusion in the workplace as to what extent social networking should be embraced in the working world.

Connections count for staff at the Capitol

When jobs are scarce and ambitious young professionals are looking for work on Capitol Hill, congressional staffers say networking is key to gaining an edge over the competition.

Capitol Hill staff get the message

Staffing an office on Capitol Hill means signing on to a mission led by someone else, a mission that defines the job so much that staffers are hesitant to talk about their work on the record. 

Students have a 'Hill' to climb

For many college seniors, graduation is only a little over two months away, and the need for a job is becoming more pressing than ever. 

To Capitol Hill from a path abroad

Members of Congress depend on their staff for much of what they do, so having a well-rounded, top-notch team is key to a successful time in office. Background and experience here in the U.S. or overseas can make the difference.

Called to Congress

Before walking the halls of Congress, Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) performed hundreds of life-saving heart surgeries in the emergency room. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) served as a psychiatric nurse in a Dallas veterans hospital. Rep. Jon Runyan (R-N.J.) played offensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Houston Oilers. As an undercover FBI agent, Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) posed as a hedge-fund manager on Wall Street.