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Hunter College Presidential Convention 2000: model nominating convention for high school students

In January 2000, Hunter College held model Democratic and Republican presidential nominating conventions. The Hunter College Presidential Convention 2000 brought together more than 450 NYC public high school students to assume the role of delegates to the presidential conventions of the two major political parties. Students were assigned to specific states and were accompanied by Social Studies teachers from their home high schools. The students received training in party convention politics by Hunter College students who were prepared to provide this training through a course entitled “”Nominating the President.”” The students took part in all the activities of a political…

Presidential Public Leadership Program: preparing students for careers in public service

The Hunter College Presidential Public Leadership Program is designed to give students the opportunity to interact with former and current government officials and to observe leaders from the public sector. The Program allows the College to expose its students to examples of effective leadership and to help them recognize and develop such qualities. The ultimate goal is to encourage and prepare Hunter students for careers in public service. Senator George J. Mitchell is the inaugural speaker in The Hunter College Presidential Public Leadership Program. Senator Mitchell will be conducting a series of seminars to students who have been prepared for…

Public Service Scholar Program

Established in 1982, the Public Service Scholar Program introduces up to 24 Hunter College students each year to careers in public service. Participants are selected each spring for the coming academic year. Selection is competitive based on interest, academic achievement, experience, communications skills, and maturity. Women and minorities, who traditionally have been under-represented in public policy-making positions, are especially encouraged to apply. The program combines a year-long internship of twenty hours a week in a public or non-profit agency with two seminars on issues important to the future of New York City. Special events such as tours, guest lectures, and…