Alumni Career Conversation: Politics (Virtual)

Monday, November 1, 2021
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Alumni Career Conversation: Politics (Virtual)

Join us for our monthly series "Alumni Career Conversations" when one alumni mentor joins us to share more about their career path, industry, and helpful advice! A great way to network and learn more about various careers. 

Interested in a career in politics? Join Ret. Congressman Charlie Dent to learn more about his extensive career as both a Senator and Representative. 

Congressman Charlie Dent is the McCourtney Institute for Democracy's first Visiting Fellow. He is Executive Director and Vice President of the Aspen Institute Congressional Program and a CNN Political Analyst.

Prior to those positions, Congressman Dent served seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives representing the 15th Congressional District of Pennsylvania. During his time in Congress, Congressman Dent distinguished himself as a strong, independent leader who is well respected on both sides of the aisle. Congressman Dent was a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee where he chaired the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies. Additionally, he served as the Chairman of the House Committee on Ethics from 2015-2017.

Before his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Dent served for six years in the Pennsylvania State Senate and eight years in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

This event is provided by the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network, the Alumni Mentor Program, and  the McCourtney Institute for Democracy. If you have any questions, please contact

Zoom link available in Nittany Lion Careers. Please sign-in to Zoom with your Penn State access.

Virtual Event