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SXSW EDU 2021

Unpacking the Pathway to Policy Careers

It matters who works in policy but not everyone who wants to work in policy has an equitable opportunity. Young people from historically marginalized communities face structural barriers accessing many of the prerequisites for entry into policy careers (e.g. access to a four-year degree, the ability to take unpaid internships, etc.). During this panel, we will have a discussion about the structural barriers to policy careers, what can be done to alleviate those barriers, and why it matters.

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  1. The audience will understand some of the structural barriers to policy careers.
  2. The audience will learn about how higher ed contributes to inequitable policy opportunities.
  3. The audience will learn what students think can be done to open opportunities in policy careers.

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Amber Briggs, Policy Project Director, Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA)

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