The Washington Center Welcomes Spring 2016 Students

The Washington Center Welcomes Spring 2016 Students

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Christian Holm
January 26, 2016

The spring 2016 cohort arrived to D.C. on Wednesday Jan. 20, just in time for the storm of the century, braving the elements to get moved in their new home away from home.

Who They Are

More than 350 students settled into new digs in the NoMA neighborhood of D.C., which they will call home for the next 15 weeks. The spring cohort features students from as far away as China and India and as close as Maryland and Pennsylvania. They are mostly college upperclassmen and nearly 25% of them are first generation college students.

Following move in on the 20th, students received orientation programming and a welcome to the TWC family from TWC President Mike Smith and Vice President of Students Affairs Kevin Nunley.

Why They’re Here

Week one of the TWC experience is focused around getting prepared for the internship itself, getting acclimated to new surroundings and getting to know new friends. Students will begin internships at sites such as the DNC, Capitol Hill and numerous other non profit, government and private sector agencies.

Following the beginning of these internships, students will partake in week one LEAD programming - group focused engagement and professional development which takes place at the Residential and Academic Facility in NoMA, as well as at sites across D.C. Week one’s LEAD curriculum will feature activities such as an intro to Politics and Public Policy panel, visit to Newseum and numerous career development panels.

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