PAF News

Politically savvy in the workplace

What it Means to be Political Savvy

November 28, 2016

The PAFs discussed what it means to be politically savvy in our lives and professional placements as a professional development competency.

Alumni Weekend Reception Fall 2016 Group Photo

PAF Alumni Weekend Reception: A Celebration of PAF Past and Present

October 31, 2016

On October 28th, current PAFs, the PAF Advising Team, and 25 PAF alumni gathered to chat, celebrate the PAF legacy, and toast to the future of the program.

macklemore screening

Hangin’ with Macklemore at the White House

October 31, 2016

PAF alumna Jacqueline Hackett works at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and extended an invitation to current PAFs for a screening with Macklemore.


PAFs Discuss Giving and Receiving Feedback

October 31, 2016

During our weekly meeting on Tuesday, September 27th, Alec led the first PAF-developed professional development workshop of the academic year on giving and receiving feedback.

Max teaches about learning agility

Learning on the Fly about Learning Agility

October 31, 2016

During the weekly meeting on Tuesday, October 11th, Max led the PAFs and PAF Advising Team (PAT) in an experiential learning exercise to improve our Learning Agility skills.

Rodham Institute

Engaging Youth to Build Healthier Communities

October 31, 2016

The Rodham Institute hosted its 4th annual summit on the theme “Engaging Youth to Build Healthier Communities.”


PAFs Participate in the 8th Annual Freshman Day of Service & Convocation

September 27, 2016

PAFs participated in GW’s eighth annual Freshman Day of Service and Convocation (FDoS) on Saturday, September 10th.

PAF Info Session

Recruitment Underway for the Next Cohort of PAFs

September 27, 2016

Efforts to recruit the 2017-19 cohort of Presidential Administrative Fellows are underway. Current fellows are once again facilitating information sessions leading up to the Friday, October 14th application deadline.

Alec CCHS Conference

CCHS Hosts Conference with Intelligence Community Leaders

September 27, 2016

On Tuesday, September 20th, GW’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security (CCHS) co-hosted the Third Annual Conference on the Ethos and Profession of Intelligence with the CIA.

Difficult Conversations

Navigating Difficult Conversations

September 27, 2016

PAF Advising Team members Sara Melita and Kathy Newcomer led the PAFs in a workshop on having difficult conversations.

PAF is

“A PAF is…”- Metaphors in everyday life

September 27, 2016

At our weekly meeting on Tuesday, September 13th we discussed how metaphors shape our understanding and cause us to experience one thing in terms of another.

MSSCs 2016 Block Party

The MSSC 2016 Block Party

September 27, 2016

This year, Zinhle is placed at the Multicultural Student Services Center (MSSC). Her first month of the school year at the MSSC has been eventful.

Training 2016

PAFs Prepare for the Academic Year with Support from Alums and GW Leadership

August 29, 2016

New and returning fellows spent the week of August 15th in PAF training, preparing themselves for professional, academic, and ambassadorial success in the 2016 – 2017 academic year.

Retreat 2016

Call of the Retreat

August 29, 2016

Following four days of training, this year’s PAF retreat gave the PAFs (and the PAT!) the chance to set expectations, get to know one another, and bond as a team.

CI Dinner

Thank You for Joining Us at CI

July 28, 2016

Thank you to our PAF Alumni who joined us for Colonial Inauguration this summer!