Expanding the Concept of Diversity

Christian Holm
April 15, 2015

As a part of its efforts to increase access and support for students of all backgrounds, The Washington Center hosted a disabilities awareness panel on Friday, April 10, featuring advocates from across the D.C. area.


The following guest speakers participated in the discussion:

Jennifer Sheehy, acting assistant secretary, Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S Department of Labor

Univision Executive and Cordova Students Share Leadership Goals

Christian Holm
April 10, 2015

Students from The Washington Center’s Córdova & Fernós program met with a top Univision executive during a meet-and-greet breakfast on Tuesday, April 7.


Alumni Make New Connections at Networking Social

Christian Holm
March 13, 2015

What do working professionals in Washington do best? Networking, of course.


For the first time in several years, The Washington Center hosted an alumni-only networking event. More than 50 alumni and friends descended on Jaleo in Arlington, Va. on Wednesday, March 11 to reconnect with old friends and make new, important professional connections in the Washington area.


EBay's Brian Bieron '87 Talks Global Trade with Spring Interns

Christian Holm
February 26, 2015

EBay executive Brian Bieron ’87 returned to TWC on Feb. 20, speaking with students from two TWC academic internship programs about the impacts the rapidly evolving Internet has on global trade.


Bieron, eBay’s executive director of global public policy, met with students from TWC’s Prudential Foundation Global Scholars and Business & Global Trade programs. His lecture focused on how online platforms are changing global trade, why good public policy can have an impact on internet commerce and ways students can prepare for careers in this growing field.

Internship Spotlight: A Semester at Double R Productions

Christian Holm
February 10, 2015

Like many of their peers, three newly minted TWC alumni returned to their campuses this spring to start classes. But these three students, Majdal Sobeh, Stephani Pantoja and Jeffrey Ohene Darko, carried with them a decided advantage: real-world experience from their fall 2014 internship at Double R Productions in Washington, D.C.


Renee Rhodes '14 Urges Spring Students to Make The Semester Count

Renee Rhodes
February 02, 2015

Only two months ago, Renee Rhodes ‘14 was an intern at the National Archives, having since graduated from Lubbock Christian University in Texas. As she prepares for what lies ahead after graduation, Rhodes wanted to take a look back at what made her time at TWC so meaningful, hoping to help this semester’s cohort of students make the most of the semester.


Fall 2014 Commencement

Christian Holm
December 11, 2014

More than 400 students from dozens of countries completed their whirlwind semester in Washington on Monday, Dec. 8, during the fall 2014 Commencement ceremony.


The traditional format of the event began with a bit of a twist. Ricca Louissant (Institution: Governors State University, Illinois; Internship: Guide Consulting Services) recited an original poem reflecting on the past three months, eliciting laughter and cheers from the crowd.

Alumni Holiday Party Raises Money for Civic Engagement Scholars Program

Christian Holm
December 08, 2014

Nothing says “The Holidays” like good food, friends and shiny technology toys everywhere. That’s exactly what The Washington Center’s alumni got at the 2014 Alumni Holiday Party at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center on Dec. 4.


Alumni Spotlight - Isaiah Boswell '14: How I Got a Job in D.C

Isaiah Boswell
November 24, 2014

Several months must pass before Isaiah Boswell completes his degree at Pennsylvania’s Dickinson College, but he’s already got a great job waiting for him after graduation. He shares how a pinch of curiosity, a dash of determination and an assist from TWC made it happen in this article.


The Right Approach: Learning Etiquette and People Skills at ConnectTWC

Christian Holm
November 10, 2014

Networking is tough. Walking the fine line between friendly socializing and making critical career connections is no easy task.