Why going to college in D.C. is good for your future career

Why going to college in D.C. is good for your future career


D.C. has some of the best internship and job opportunities in the country. If you’re looking for these advantages in a flourishing city, D.C. fits the bill for a multitude of reasons! As the nation’s capital, D.C. is thriving with countless possibilities that will allow you to get ahead in your future career both during college and after you graduate.

D.C. can provide you with the chance to get a job after college.

More often than not, students struggle to find a job after college. Whether in their career field or in another occupation, it can seem nearly impossible trying to find somewhere willing to hire you, especially if you have no previous work experience. But D.C. is known for consistent job growth rates, and it’s also become a boomtown for tech job openings — especially with the arrival of Amazon’s HQ2 right here in Arlington. This is incredible news for students who are looking to get into the job market.

D.C. is the place to be for millennials.

It won’t take you long to notice that D.C. is thriving with young professionals. From small agencies to Capitol Hill, millennials have been flocking to the Washington, D.C., area looking for jobs and establishing roots in this beautiful city. According to this WalletHub study, Washington, D.C., is ranked at No. 2 in the U.S. for best places to live as a millennial — citing that “the District of Columbia already has the country’s highest concentration of millennial residents, and perhaps correspondingly scored highly in both the education and health categories.” With an increase in housing possibilities, more restaurants, better transportation and more job possibilities in career fields such as technology and the arts, D.C. continues to be one of the best spots for millennials to establish themselves.

D.C. internships are some of the best in the country.

Internships are one of the best ways to gain relevant experience in your field, in addition to giving you the chance to secure a position with a company after you graduate. In other words, securing an internship is one of the best ways to guarantee a job after you’ve received your diploma. In a survey from employers, it was reported that more than 40 percent of the total expected number of new hires were expected to come from a company’s internship program. In short, internships are an awesome opportunity for you to build your resume and possibly get paid! That said, depending on your financial situation, don’t shy away from accepting an unpaid internship opportunity because “paid or not, interns get a first-hand look at what it is like to work for an employer in the real world.”

Marymount offers amazing networking opportunities to its students.

Here at Marymount, we’re proud of the unique opportunities we offer our students. Networking isn’t just a part of the culture here in D.C. — it can provide you with the chance to meet so many influential individuals who can help you land that first internship or job! At Marymount, our Center for Career Development features the latest information on careers, internships and part-time opportunities with local, regional and national employers. We also have academic internship mentors who can help you explore your options when it comes to gaining academic credit for your internship. Handshake is another resource that students can take advantage of. 

Marymount University is nestled just a few Metro stops from downtown D.C., and we are thrilled to offer a remarkable education that’s focused on unique academic experiences near one of the most incredible cities for both interns and college graduates.