What is Beyond BYU?
Beyond BYU is a networking event in Washington, DC. BYU students will travel in groups and meet at the offices of various DC PAS Chapter members who work for businesses, Congress, government entities, trade organizations, law firms, political consulting boutiques, international relations groups, and many more to learn what makes D.C. tick. This is your chance to network with professionals in D.C.
DRESS: All students must dress in business attire both Thursday and Friday.
Beyond BYU 2021
Thursday, May 6
Location: White House tour, 9 AM. For Those Who Are on the List! The tour is at 9 AM. We will meet at the Visitors Entrance at 8:30 AM or around that time (I wouldn’t come too much later), on 15th street and Hamilton Place. It’s a self guided tour. You will need photo id and your White House Boarding Pass which I sent you. Please don’t bring any prohibited items!
Location: Meet at Congress on Capitol Hill at 2 PM inside at the Capitol Visitors Center, next to the Statue of Freedom. Can’t miss it – it’s a 20 foot tall plaster model near the middle of the CVC, at 2:00 PM. We will request a tour group visit at that time and a representative from John Curtis’ office will meet us there. Probably Troy Dougall or Ray Phillips.
Location: Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality: the Economic Security and Opportunity Initiative: Georgetown Law Center campus near Capitol Hill, 600 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001. Casey Goldvale at G-Town Law. (Hailey Hannigan referal); also law student Haley Denler may show us the law center.
Free Time for Personal Goals and Seeing Washington, DC. This is an important time to target and visit a firm or agency where you would like to work some day, and make your own contacts.
Location: Meet at Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106, on Capitol Hill (various Metro stops) Union Station may be the best metro stop.
Reception: 5:30-6:00 PM Program: 6:00 to 6:45 PM Welcome: BYUPAS DC Chapter Board member Introduction of Speakers: BYUPAS DC Chapter Board Member
Judge Thomas Griffith, US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit
Question and Answers
Panel Discussion: Building and Maintaining Your Network (working title) 6:45 to 7:30
- Four panel members- two women and two men
- 15-20 minute discussion
- Q&A about 20 minutes
Refreshments and Mingling 7:30 to 8:30
7:30pm to 8:30pm: Networking with VIPs from various trade organizations, law firms, political consulting boutiques, international relations groups, and many more professional organizations. Many of our Friday office visit hosts will be there to talk with you.
Friday, May 7
Location: BYU Barlow Center
2520 L Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
8:00am to 9:30am: Breakfast at the Barlow Center
Students will gather to meet with their group leaders and discuss the day’s site visit agenda. Matthew Clarke from BYU will be available for questions and directions, etc. A grab-and-go breakfast will be provided!
10:00am to 12:00pm; 2:00 to 4:00pm: Site Visits
Starting at 10am, students will meet at the offices of various DC Chapter members who work for trade organizations, law firms, political consulting boutiques, international relations groups, and many more to learn what makes D.C. tick. Sign up for these visits on “Sign Up Genius.” First come first serve. We will discuss this at orientation.
6:30 pm: Graduate School Information Session and Pizza, Barlow Center
Night Tours of Memorial Sites for those interested.