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Postgraduate Professional Development Program

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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 from all academic majors. Students have an advisor to assist them in finding an internship tailored to their individual interests, and also take part in the LEAD Colloquium. Participants do not earn academic credit for the program.


*Our D.C. Link college to career program will launch in Summer 2016. Please check back for more information.


LEAD Instructor

The LEAD Instructor’s role in the experiential education process is to serve as facilitator, mentor and evaluator. The Academic Program Advisor will encourage students to engage in the experimentation process by identifying appropriate work opportunities, assigning projects for reflection and providing feedback on their progress.


Past Programming Activities

  • Mock interviews
  • Workshop on navigating organizational politics and change
  • Managing up training
  • Cover letter and resume consultations
  • Career road mapping
  • LinkedIn

To read about past programming activities, click here.


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.

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Additional Information

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