The Columbus Seminar is a field study of state government that centers around an immersive 5-day visit to Columbus over Spring Break. The course provides graduate and undergraduate students with an understanding of and direct contact with the basic public organizations and institutions of state government. While in Columbus, students meet with officials from across state government, including state senators and representatives, statewide elected officials from the executive and judicial branches, and leadership of state agencies and bureaus. They also meet with external groups and actors that interact with state policy, such as lobbyists, news media, advocacy organizations, and think thanks. Many seminar alumni have gone on to careers in high-level state government and policy work. Seminar alumni include chief leaders of major public organizations, state legislators, state executive and legislative staff, think tank researchers -- to name just a few examples.
Learn more about the Columbus Seminar: https://urban.csuohio.edu/academics/columbus-seminar.