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星期一, 5月 02, 2016

Commonwealth Seminar application deadline 5/4


Commonwealth Seminar Update
May 2016
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Seminar Application 
Deadline Extended 
(Due: Wednesday, May 4th)
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After a number of requests from interested Seminar participants, we are extending the deadline re: applications for our next Seminar session tothis Wednesday (May 4th)

The six sessions are scheduled for:
  • Thursday, May 12th - Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC); 60 Temple Place, Boston (5:30 - 8:15pm)
  • Thursday, May 19th - The State House - Room 222 (3:30 - 5:15pm)    
  • Thursday, May 26th - MAPC (5:30pm)
  • Thursday, June 2nd - MAPC (5:30pm)
  • Thursday, June 9th - MAPC (5:30pm)
  • Thursday, June 16th - The State House (3:00pm - 5:00pm)Graduation!
We strongly encourage Seminar participants to attend each class.


Why should you join the Commonwealth Seminar?

Angus McQuilken, of MA Life Sciences Center offers a seminar on Press & Media to the most recent Seminar class
The Education:
We provide our students a unique opportunity to meet & learn from top policymakers and leaders in their respective political fields.

During our six-week program, you'll spend one evening a week in interactive seminars with Administration officials, legislators, legislative aides, lobbying professionals, and media experts.
The Network:
Seminar alumni enjoy a Post Graduation Networking event at Scholar's Boston
With over 1,100 graduates since its inception, the Seminar is fertile ground for meeting & networking with professionals and activists with similar interests.  

Seminar graduates come from incredibly diverse backgrounds and are top & emerging leaders in their fields, communities and neighborhoods. 

You'll also have access to job opportunities through our revamped Commonwealth Jobs Section.
Members of the Commonwealth Seminar Class of 2015/16 at King's Bowling Alley in Boston
The Camaraderie: 
You'll have a great opportunity to strike up wonderful friendships with your classmates which you'll take with you long after the Seminar is over.

The most recent Seminar class has already hosted a gathering at King's Bowling (see photo) where folks came from as far as Fitchburg to catch up with their former classmates.
About the Commonwealth Seminar

The Commonwealth Seminar is a privately funded program with the mission of opening the doors of the State House. It is an intensive training program focused on teaching diverse leaders how the Massachusetts Legislature really works. Top state legislators, legislative staff, media members, and administration policymakers will introduce seminar participants to the Legislature and state government generally. By giving an insiders' view of the process, our goal is to encourage diverse leaders to become effective advocates and to pursue careers in public service.
Who Should Apply?
We are looking for leaders from communities of color and immigrant communities; and people working to directly benefit them. We place a high value on creating a seminar class that is diverse racially, ethnically, and geographically.
Successful candidates for the Commonwealth Seminar will have a basic understanding of state government and a clear desire to use the skills learned through the seminar to make positive change.
Acceptance to the seminar is decided through a competitive process. Commonwealth Seminar staff and advisers will make all final decisions about the makeup of the seminar.
More Information and Application
Please be prepared to make a compelling argument in the application about how you fit into the Commonwealth Seminar's target student profile. For more information, and to download an application, please visit the Commonwealth Seminar website

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Application Deadline EXTENDED TO MAY 4TH
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