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FACULTY/STAFF > DEPARTMENTS & OFFICESSCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS > THE WASHINGTON CENTER
The Washington Center

Robert Morris University and its graduates are known for possessing core values and we hold those values dear. One of the reasons I am such a believer in The Washington Center (TWC) is because the opportunities and experiences provided by the center speak to so many of RMU’s core values. There is a natural connection between RMU and TWC in their emphasis on engaged learning with a professional focus.

When RMU students attend The Washington Center for a full semester, they return more confident, more skilled, and better prepared for their professional futures. While in the nation’s capital, they complete an internship that challenges them to think critically, act professionally, do meaningful work, and ultimately stand out from the crowd. Additionally, they create a rich portfolio of their work from TWC classes and programs that they can integrate into their professional portfolios.

An ever-growing number of RMU students are electing to accept this opportunity to learn, live, and work in Washington. Amari Jacks and Leah Fleischel are just two of those students.

As you read their stories, consider how a semester internship at The Washington Center might support your academic and professional goals. If you work carefully with your academic adviser, you can go to Washington and remain on track to graduate in four years.

If you don’t want to be away from Pittsburgh for an entire semester but want to take part in a TWC program, then consider the annual January or May seminars it hosts. The January program typically focuses on media and politics, and the May seminar typically hones in on issues relating to national or cyber security. These academic seminars provide students with opportunities to engage with distinguished experts and public figures. Students who attend TWC seminars are provided with a myriad of experiences to explore D.C. and form professional networks with leaders in media, politics and government.

If you want to learn more about TWC, be sure to get in touch with my office. I can assist you in determining which TWC program is right for you and put you in touch with the proper TWC representative.

Good luck!
AnnMarie LeBlanc
Dean, School of Communications and Information Systems
412 397 6433
leblanc@rmu.edu