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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Lose Weight While Enjoying Burgers, Brunch & Booze

“Be strategic when out to eat,” says celebrity nutritionist Heather Bauer. Bauer has worked with top celebrities like Tyra Banks and understands the plight of the average young professional. Here are her tips to getting in shape before summer: You’re at the bar for the third time this week. Go for a burger and skip the fries. That […]
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Finding Your Kindred Fitness Spirit

Let’s talk about the importance of a solid partnership…in fitness.   As a working professional, you have limited time to squeeze fitness activities into your busy daily routine. So, why would you want the trouble of syncing your hectic schedule with someone else’s?  Good question. Having an accountability partner by your side — whether it […]
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The Incorruptible Courtney Snowden

There are many misconceptions about what it means to be a lobbyist. Jack Abramoff– perhaps the most notorious lobbyist in American history– may have been the tipping point of those misconceptions. A highly influential figure in the Bush Administration, Abramoff was charged with multiple counts of corruption and spent four years in prison. Subsequently creating […]
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Inside QLIKD, Our Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

Last night, tastemakers looking for something other than dinner and a movie on Valentine’s Day braved ice-cold weather to attend QLIKD: Not Another Boring Valentine’s Day. The event is part of CAPITOL STANDARD’s signature event series and took place at Adams Morgan hotspot, Jack Rose. The sold out event featured craft cocktails created by celebrated bartender Trevor […]
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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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CAPITOL STANDARD readers are a diverse group of millennials who are more likely to hold advanced degrees, be politically active and have real influence at work as well as within their group of friends. So relax, you’re in good company. Looking for even more great networking? Request to join our private LinkedIn group here.