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The Archer Center
"Where Texas meets the world."
The University of Texas System
1901 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,
Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20006

202.955.9091 Phone
202.955.9039 Fax

Welcome to the Beltway Seminar

2010 Seminar will be held May 24-28, 2010

The application deadline is April 14, 2010. If you are interested in participating in the career panels and other programs offered during Welcome to the Beltway, contact Katie Romano or Colleen Davies by email: or by phone: (202) 955-9091. Below is the tentative schedule. Check back soon for time and location details!

Monday – May 24 Check into Lodging (between 3pm and 6pm) and Welcome Event

Tuesday – May 25 Capitol Tour and Policy and Policy Making Careers Panel

Wednesday – May 26 Advocacy, Outreach, Lobbying and Consulting Careers Panel and Foreign Affairs and International Development Careers Panel and Luncheon

Thursday – May 27 Law and Legal Career Panel, Communication Careers Panel and Networking Reception

Friday – May 28 Check out of Lodging and DC Wrap-up Session



What is Welcome to the Beltway?

Click here to view the 2010 Participant Itinerary

Welcome to the Beltway is a program based on the Hollywood Seminar concept, a program run by the LA Texas Exes to introduce undergraduates from the College of Communication at UT Austin to media industry. In May 2004, the Archer Center partnered with the University of Texas at Austin Colleges of Communication and Liberal Arts, the D.C. Texas Exes, and the Washington Area LBJ Alumni Organization to launch its own version: the Welcome to the Beltway Seminar.

In this 5-day crash course in D.C., participants meet and mingle with professionals in D.C. to learn about careers in Washington, D.C. Over the visit, the students meet with White House and Federal Agency staff, Congressional staff, senior policy analysts, seasoned political journalists for newspapers and magazines, campaign strategists and many others.

The 2010 seminar is open to all UT System undergraduate and graduate students and alumni.

Download an Application

We are now accepting applications for the 2010 Welcome To The Beltway Seminar, which will be held May 24-28. Download the 2010 flier, application, and legal waiver.