Ask A Professional: Pursuing a Graduate Degree while Working Full-Time: What You Need to Know
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9/17/2020
When: Thursday, September 17, 2020
10:00 am to 10:30 am (EST)
Where: Virtual Meeting
United States
Contact: WGR Office
202-868-6797


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The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the economy and workforce. Many professionals are considering whether now is the time to pursue a graduate degree to learn new skills and obtain valuable credentials that could help in moving up the ladder or finding a new job entirely.

Join Alicia Meads, as she takes questions from attendees on pursuing your graduate degree while working full time as a government relations professional. Alicia initially started pursuing her law degree at night but put her education on hold when balancing work and school became too intense. She then had the opportunity to complete her Juris Master’s degree nearly ten years after she started her law program. Alicia went back to school as a busy mom with a full-time job, and now has her graduate degree! Learn how she managed work, life and school while maintaining her sanity. She will also share valuable insights on how to choose a graduate program that is right for you – especially with so many options here in the DC metro area. Come with your questions ready!

Speaker: Alicia Meads, Manager, Legislative Affairs, CF Industries

 Alicia Meads serves as Manager of Legislative Affairs for CF Industries, one of the nation’s largest companies specializing in the manufacture and distribution of nitrogen products. In this role, she represents CF’s interests on Capitol Hill, develops legislative and regulatory strategy, manages the company’s grassroots program and coordinates the company’s sustainability reporting. Prior to joining CF Industries, Ms. Meads served as Director of Energy & Resources Policy for the National Association of Manufacturers where she focused on issues such as air quality, chemical regulation, and sustainability. She has also represented several metalworking trade associations on Capitol Hill on a broad range of manufacturing issues. Ms. Meads is an active member of Women in Government Relations (WGR) where she serves as Vice Chair of the Personal and Professional Development Committee.

A native Midwesterner, Ms. Meads headed east to receive her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Delaware. She also has a Juris Master’s degree from George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School.

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