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DC Networking Week

DC Networking

DC Networking Week 2016 has concluded. For more information about OHIO Alumni Association networking opportunities, including future Networking Weeks, please contact Katrina Heilmeier at heilmeik@ohio.edu


Ohio University Alumni Association’s Nation’s Capital Chapter is pleased to announce DC Networking Week, March 24 – 26! The Ohio University Alumni Association and the Nation’s Capital Chapter will be hosting this opportunity to connect with alumni in the Washington, D.C. area to learn about life after graduation.
Registration for DC Networking Week is currently full, but if you would like to be considered for a wait list, email heilmeik@ohio.edu with your name, major, and graduation year, and we will keep you updated about openings. Also, be sure to look out for networking week trips in future semesters.


Hotel accommodations are provided by:
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C., 20001

Hotel charges will include a two-night stay, with four guests to a room or two guests to a room. The cost will be $100 (if roomed with three other students) and $200 (if roomed with one other student). Roommate preferences will be taken during registration.

As DC Networking Week gets closer, details such as panelists, tours and more will be posted at the bottom of this page. 

If you have any questions, please contact Katrina Heilmeier at heilmeik@ohio.edu .

OHIO alumni: Interested in volunteering? Contact Casey Arnold at arnoldc2@ohio.edu.

DC Networking Week Schedule*

Thursday, March, 24

  • Students travel to DC
  • 2 p.m. – Company Visits
  • 4 p.m. – Panel Discussion (3 industry panels)
  • 5:30- 6:30 p.m. – Student-Alumni Networking Reception
  • 6 p.m. – ohio women Reception (optional)

Friday, March 25

  • 10 a.m. – Company Visits
  • 12:30 p.m. – Keynote Lunch Speaker
  • 2 p.m. – Panel Discussions (Issues Impacting DC)
  • 3 p.m. - Informal Career Fair
  • 6:30 p.m. – Various Dinners with 12 Bobcats

Saturday, March 26

  • 9 a.m. – Living in DC Roundtable Discussion/Tours
  • 11 a.m. – Departure

*Schedule is subject to change


Panel Topics

  • Industry panels (government and politics, communication, business)
  • Issues facing DC today (election 2016, etc.)

Company Tours

We are working with alumni hosts to provide students tours of local companies and offices that employ Ohio University alumni. Company visits we have secured so far include:

  • International Economic Developmental Council
  • DC United (DC’s soccer team)
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • American Council on Education
  • PwC
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Recording Industry Association of America

Living in DC Roundtable Discussion Topics

  • Cost of Living: Adjusting to higher prices and learning how to survive in DC on a budget
  • Housing: How to find roommates and a place to live
  • Making Friends: How to meet people and find things to do in DC
  • Starting Your Career: What to expect once you get that job offer

*Details also subject to change