The Accounting Department hosts a one-day trip to Northern Virginia for sophomores and juniors who are interested in careers in accounting. The program takes place over Reading Days at PricewaterhouseCoopers' Tysons Corner office. Alumni from BakerTilly, CohnReznick, EY, Deloitte, and PwC make presentations concerning the different service lines and a group of second-year staff members talk about their first-year experiences and what students can expect when working for a large accounting firm.
During February break, Career and Professional Development takes a group of students to New York City for three days of visits to advertising, marketing, and public relations firms. The AdMarComm Trip introduces students to alumni working at small, medium and large agencies as well as those working in in-house roles for corporations and non-profits.
Career and Professional Development's annual New York Investments Trip allows students to better understand careers in finance, accounting and consulting. Every spring, John Jensen, Dean of Career and Professional Development, takes 20 sophomores to New York for an intensive look at different career options. Past firm visits include Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Ernst & Young, JP Morgan, Wells Fargo, Deloitte, Bloomberg News, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Marcus & Millichap, Och-Ziff, the New York Stock Exchange, Citigroup, SunTrust and Lincoln International.
The Washington Term Program has been in existence for three decades. It was established by Bill Connelly, John K. Boardman Professor of Politics, and has provided more than 400 Washington and Lee students with a memorable living and learning experience in Washington, D.C. since 1987. Brian Alexander, Assistant Professor of Politics, now directs the Washington Term Program following Professor Connelly’s retirement from the position in 2018. Students have used the six-week spring term course to launch careers in every branch of government.