Since April 2008–six years now–Cabrini students have been going to DC to lobby, first once a year and now every semester. What skills are they developing? How can they highlight the dispositions and skills on their resumes and Linkedin?
Here’s a tentative list. This is a first draft of the skills that could be listed on a resume. How would you modify the list?
Advocated and lobbied in the U.S. Congress on Human Rights issues
- Studied the Millennium Development Goals, their implementation around the world, and plans for post-2015.
- Selected and developed expertise in the area of (name any area you have developed expertise on).
- Worked to understand the Federal legislative and budget process.
- Researched policy positions of global development organizations, such as Catholic Relief Services, NETWORK Lobby, the US Global Leadership Coalition, Bread for the World, Interaction, and others.
- Developed policy positions based on principles of Human Rights, Catholic Social Teaching, as well as an understanding of effective methods of international development.
- Wrote advocacy presentations on Foreign Aid budget accounts focused on poverty reduction and emergencies.
- Arranged and presented in-depth positions to Senate and House foreign affairs aides.
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