Hello, Welcome To CAPITOL STANDARD. The Magazine For DC’s Young Professional Tastemakers.

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Made for DC transplants working in Washington’s political, creative, tech, and finance fields, CAPITOL STANDARD assembles influencers, cultural critics, startup enthusiasts, accomplished professionals, government officials, and fortune 5000 leaders to deliver the quintessential guide to work and play in Washington, DC.

From lining up your next job to RSVPing for the upcoming POLITICO Playbook breakfast, our curated recommendations connect you to the best people, places, and opportunities DC has to offer.

We’re fixated on connecting exceptionally ambitious professionals to equally ambitious resources.

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The Cool Kids of Kenya

By 2050, 1.3 billion people of the 7 billion on earth will come from the continent of Africa. With population growth at such explosive levels, job growth levels are just barely keeping up– causing millions of working-age people left out in the cold. But Kenya’s tight-knit creative community refuse to be left behind. Using platforms […]
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The Art of the Hustle: Erik Dryer

“Until you learn to celebrate things big and small, none of this is worth it,” says moonlighter and Goodshuffle co-founder Erik Dreyer. Goodshuffle connects local companies and individuals to an online marketplace, where they can book all their event rental needs, from tables and chairs to tents and coolers, in one place. 32-year-old Dreyer has been […]
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A Quick Tour Of Cultural Cuisine In DC

If touring the world isn’t on your list for this weekend, consider grabbing your wallet and heading to the closest ethnic food joint in the District. Your escape will begin as soon as you take a bite of something deliciously unfamiliar. Start your tour with these hand-picked destinations within city limits:   BISTRO BOHEM | Central European Tucked […]
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At The Washington Post, Fresh Talent Prevails

A short commute from the Logan Circle neighborhood Elise Viebeck calls home, is a shiny new Washington Post office building— where the 27-year-old National Enterprise Reporter sits in a state-of-the-art newsroom and bounces ideas off her colleagues. Viebeck was a restless student during her tenure at Claremont McKenna College and wrapped her degree early so she could start […]
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The only directory of its kind, we’re building a list of the best professional and social clubs in Washington, DC. From business groups to women’s groups, browse these clubs before you join to weigh networking benefits, influential members, and other benefits.


Our Jobs Portal lists hand-selected positions that demand your best work.

And our Resources page boasts a collection of productivity and job-search tools, fellowship and internship opportunities, and other notable resources you’ll use to find your next opportunity or thrive at the opportunity at hand.


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