Nikhil Sridhar '20 studies biology and is involved with Young Americans for Liberty. He also writes for Merion West on global affairs and political philosophy. Listen in to Episode 18 of The Political Student to find out how Nikhi engages politically! ... See MoreSee Less
Congressman Peters is a graduate of Duke University. He has served as an economist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as a deputy city attorney in San Diego, and as an environmental attorney in private practice. He now serves California's 52nd congressional district in the U.S. Congress. Cosponsored by the Sanford School of Public Policy. ... See MoreSee Less
A terrific Duke Chronicle Q&A with former DNC and Hillary Clinton spokesperson Mo Elleithee. His closing sentiments are must-read content for any aspiring politico:
CHRONICLE: What advice do you have for a college student who wants to become politically involved and maybe follow a career path like yours?
ELLEITHEE: Do it. Just go. The best thing you can do is on-the-job training. No offense, I love higher education, but no one cares where you got your fancy degree from in politics. But, Duke students have access to a tremendous network...who are connected. Leverage those relationships. Leverage that network to get your foot in the door somewhere. Go volunteer. Swallow some pride. Do the grunt work and learn. Work hard, impress people, and meet people.
You can go volunteer on a campaign or intern on a campaign this summer and be willing to do whatever is asked of you and then some. And offer to do more, and go and introduce yourself to all the stuff, and ask for ten minutes just to pick their brain and learn about their jobs. You’ll begin to do the two most important things in politics when it comes to getting jobs: one, expand your skills, and two, expand your network. So, the best way to do that is just go do it. ... See MoreSee Less
The Chronicle recently sat down to speak with Mo Elleithee, spokesman for the Democratic National Committee and for Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential run. Now, Elleithee is the founding Executive Di...
Senior Steve Hassey, from Cincinnati, Ohio, studies public policy and policy journalism at Duke. On campus, he's involved with Duke Student Government, Duke Democrats, and Duke Political Review. He's interned in politics at the local and national levels, including a stint as a Press Intern in the United States Senate. He also currently serves as co-head line monitor for the Men's Basketball team. Listen in to hear how and why Steve engages politically! ... See MoreSee Less