Postgraduate Professional Development Program
Students who have already received a bachelor’s degree and are not earning academic credit for their participation in The Washington Center enroll in the Postgraduate Professional Development Program (PPDP). The PPDP accommodates students in all majors and includes the same components as TWC’s for-credit programs. Students have an advisor to assist them in finding an internship tailored to their individual interests, and they generally have the same range of positions available to them. Participants choose an academic course from up to 30 available each term and also take part in the Leadership Forum. PPDP programming activities are geared toward helping students transition after receiving their degree. Participants don’t have recommended grades and evaluations sent back to their college or university.
Academic Program Advisor
One of our academic program advisors will plan programming activities for you and other interns who share your general interests throughout the course of the semester, review your assignments, and visit you on site at your internship.
Past Programming Activities
• Mock interviews
• Workshop on navigating organizational politics and change
• Managing up training
• Cover letter and resume consultations
• Career road mapping
To read about past programming activities, click on the TWC Now button to the left.
Costs and Financial Assistance
PPDP costs and financial aid differ because students are not participating in TWC for credit. The program fee is lower, while the housing fee is the same. Financial aid opportunities are generally more limited, but feel free to review possible awards.