CST Participants at the Dartmouth Alumni and Friends Washington DC reception on June 12, 2014. Front Row: Alexandra Woodruff, Wanda Czerwinski, Alexa Sonnenfeld, Angie Lee; Second Row: Joby Bernstein, Ke Zhao, Morgan Sandhu, Amanda Harkavy, Priya Ramaiah, Sarah Han; Third Row:Rohit Bhatia, Mary Katherine Andrews, Brian Li, Alisa White, Allison Liegner, Maclean Calihan, Michelle Li, Devyn Greenberg; Fourth Row: Trevor Knight, Richard Shen, Sam Libby, Eric Jung; Last Row: Jasper Bingham, Kevin Zhang, Neil Kamath, Raphael Sacks, Ben Rutan
Civic Skills Training (CST) is a component of the First-Year Fellows program and is designed to both inform students about the structures and processes of the political world, as well as provide the tangible skills necessary to excel in their internships and beyond. Students attend four on-campus training sessions in the spring term and then spend another five days in training in Washington, DC. The training includes meetings and sessions around the city, and provides an excellent opportunity for students to familiarize themselves with our Nation's Capitol. The curriculum for each of the training days builds cumulatively in order to provide a comprehensive, and coherent picture of the public and nonprofit sectors. Students participate in workshops on such topics as: Public speaking, Networking, Resource mobilization, Media relations, Goal setting and program management, and Workplace skills and professionalism.
Students also have the opportunity to meet with Dartmouth alumni and other professionals working in the civic sector at the Dartmouth Alumni and Friends Reception held each June in Washington DC. Click here to see past CST participants.
Robin Frye, Program Coordinator for Co-Curricular Programs
Last Updated: 4/24/15