From Stonehill to Beacon Hill to Capitol Hill
Hill to Hill is a program for Stonehill students interested in a career in government, politics, non-profits, and other organizations in Boston, Massachusetts, or Washington, D.C.
All participants will conduct a minimum of five informational interviews and/or job shadows in the Boston area prior to spring break. Participants will travel to Washington, D.C. during spring break and conduct a minimum of five additional informational interviews and network with Stonehill alumni living in the D.C. area during that week. The informational interviews and job shadows will be arranged by the student in advance of departure to D.C.
November - Students interested in applying must submit a resume and cover letter detailing why you would like to participate in the Hill to Hill program and what types of organizations/careers you are interested in exploring. The documents are to be uploaded into Handshake.
November and December - Applications are reviewed and all applicants will receive an interview. Final selections are announced and the first meeting is held just prior to winter break.
Winter Break - Participants begin to identify and schedule informational interviews or job shadows with at least five connections in the Beacon Hill area. Participants will also begin identifying contacts in D.C.
January and February - Participants conduct informational interviews in the Beacon Hill area and secure interviews during the D.C. week. Meetings for the group will be scheduled as needed to monitor progress.
Spring Break - Participants find their own transportation to (and from) Washington, D.C. and should arrive on the Sunday of Spring Break. From Monday to Friday, participants are required to have scheduled at least five informational interviews/job shadows. Additionally, we will have several planned group networking and sightseeing events during the week. The trip concludes Friday.
Students live either with an alumnus who has agreed to open his/her home, or alternate housing provided by Stonehill. Participants must be willing to share a room.
Students are expected to finance their own transportation to and from Boston, MA and Washington, D.C., transportation while in D.C., and purchasing their own meals when they are not provided by alumni or hosts. During the week most meals are provided during company site visits and networking dinners. We recommend students bring about $100 spending money to pick up meals when they are not provided and for general spending money.