RNLA DC Breakfast on Professional Development:
How to Get a Job on the Hill
U.S. Senator Susan Collins
General Counsel & Deputy Staff Director,
Committee on House Administration
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Join fellow RNLA members for a networking breakfast.
We will have the opportunity to hear from Mike Wakefield, who serves as senior counsel in the U.S. Senate, and Caleb Hays, who serves as general counsel in the U.S House, on their experience and advice on professional development in Washington, D.C. The pair will address best practices for building the right relationships and crafting a stand-out application to set yourself up for success in securing a job on Capitol Hill.
Tuesday, April 11
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM ET
1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW,
Schweitzer Conference Room, 12th Floor,
Washington, D.C. 20036
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Mike Wakefield is Senior Counsel to U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) on the Senate Appropriations Committee. He obtained his first job on the Hill in 2006, interning for Senator John Warner (R-VA). After earning an undergraduate and law degree from the University of Virginia, Mike went on to serve in the U.S. army for four years. Following his service, Mike returned to Capitol Hill to work for Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) as legislative counsel. Mike transitioned to Senator Collin's team in 2016, where he has since served various roles.
Caleb J. Hays serves as Republican General Counsel & Deputy Staff Director for the Committee on House Administration, which has jurisdiction over federal elections and House operations, and where he directs the election policy conversation. Previously, Caleb was an Associate with the powerhouse D.C. election law firm Holtzman Vogel, where he practiced election and campaign finance law, providing counsel to campaigns, party committees, and other groups engaged in protected political speech. Caleb received his J.D. from William & Mary Law School, where he was an editor of the William & Mary Business Law Review, and his M.B.A. from The University of Kansas School of Business. He is a member of the Bars of Kansas, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia.
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