I know that there is a large number of people on this board that has worked for some kind of government entity in the DC area. I do not think I will be getting off a waitlist and cannot find a job for the life of me (I have a really good GPA and more honors than my resume can hold). I know that 90% of the time, students have a connection that got them the job (believe me, I talked to a couple of white house interns this summer and all of them started with "well my dad knows...."). How do you get a staff position at one of these places. I would prefer the senate, congress, or whitehouse but right now I am not being picky. My biggest obstacle is the fact that I am in Texas, but if i had a good chance at landing a job, I would start moving now. I know that a much of interns are starting to leave for school but wasnt sure if anyone needs a staff person to fill their place. Also, is there another position avaliable besides staff positions for a college graduate? I am looking for a staff position because i need to get paid (or at least a stipend for living expenses). If anyone has any suggestions or know of someone looking, please respond. I did the traditional thing by applying via the Net, but I know I will be a single person among the masses. I know I can get killer LORs and have a strong resume, but I just need that one foot in the door, so to speak. Any suggestions would be appreciated (as well as any other job or activity I can do for one year before I reapply for law school; law schools want "something special," but I am from a small town in the middle of west texas so my options are limited, well accept for the 4H club).