How Capitol Hill Works: Career Advice for Those Seeking Jobs on the Hill
Thursday, January 11, 2024
Noon - 1 PM PST
Join the School of Public Policy for an enlightening talk geared towards students eager to explore careers on Capitol Hill! Delve into the inner workings of the political epicenter with valuable insights on "How Capitol Hill Works: Career Advice for Those Seeking Jobs on the Hill."
Our featured speaker, Neil Siefring, vice president of Hilltop Advocacy, has worked on and around Capitol Hill for nearly 25 years. Siefring brings firsthand knowledge and experience, offering a comprehensive overview of the legislative process, the dynamics of congressional offices, and key roles within the Capitol Hill ecosystem.
Discover the essential skills and qualifications sought after by Hill employers, along with practical advice on navigating the competitive job market. Whether you're aspiring to work in policy research, legislative affairs, or constituent services, this talk provides a roadmap for success on your journey to becoming an impactful contributor to the legislative landscape.
Speaker: Neil Siefring
With nearly 25 years of experience in senior staff roles on and around Capitol Hill, Neil Siefring has significantly impacted legislation, influenced policies, and contributed to key debates. Currently serving as the vice president of Hilltop Advocacy, Siefring's expertise lies in drafting legislation, providing strategic advice, managing legislative staff, and preparing members for hearings. His diverse skills include coalition-building, speechwriting, and appropriations expertise gained as a legislative assistant for a House appropriations subcommittee chairman, and a legislative director. Neil's extensive background includes serving as a congressional liaison at the Department of Homeland Security and as the director of government relations for FreedomWorks.