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Home Institution: Salem State University

Internship Site: Financial Services Roundtable

Program: Business and Global Trade Internship Program

Home... For Now

Saturday, December 22, 2012

  I’ve been home just about a week now. When people ask me about what I did in Washington, I’ve realized that I have to summarize the whole experience into about a one-minute speech. If I were to try and tell them stories from start to finish, our conversation would last for hours.  

My Talk with Mr. Lincoln

Friday, December 14, 2012

Whelp, I’ll be home in just a few days.  It’s hard to believe that my time in Washington, D.C. is almost up.  I was able to do mostly everything I wanted to in the city, but it’s hard because there really are an endless number of places to go. I can’t believe how much I’ve learned, how much I’ve grown through this experience. It sounds cliché but I really do feel like I’m matured great lengths being here.

My Farewell Lunch and More

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Hold your Horses!

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Well, Thanksgiving is over. I flew back home to Boston for 5 days, and it made me realize how much I actually want to move down here. I’m putting a lot of focus on trying to find another internship in Washington for next summer. I’m doing constant research looking for opportunities across the board. I like the idea of interning on Capitol Hill, or for a foundation or think tank. My week (post-Thanksgiving) was packed, and I really didn't get home until around 10 every night. Here's a rundown!  

My Article

Friday, November 30, 2012

After the elections this year, it took me a while to recover. I decided to write an article about my frustration. I am planning on sending this to a few papers, hoping to get it published in an opinion section or something similar. This a great first place to start. I hope you enjoy, and comment if you wish! --Sincerely, Jackson

Talk About a Memorable Week...

Friday, November 30, 2012

What a crazy week!  I had so much to finish up on before I headed home for Thanksgiving.  I got to do some really great things though, and meet some incredible people.  I felt like I was all over the map this week, from work, to Senate hearings, to the botanical gardens.  

Veterans Day in Arlington

Sunday, November 18, 2012

  We’re now long past the halfway mark of this semester, and one week from Thanksgiving. This also means that we’re about one month away from graduating and departure. I’ve realized it’s time for me to start looking for another job/internship for this coming summer (for all you employers who are reading this). If possible, I’d love the opportunity to come back to Washington. Returning here was also recommended to me by a few prominent individuals in the D.C. area who I’ve discussed potential future career paths with.  

Election Day in Washington!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Well, the day we’ve all been waiting for has come and gone. In case you hadn’t heard, the United States of America has elected President Barack Obama to stay in office for the next four years. I was fortunate enough to get to witness this historic day in our nation’s capital, and it’s a day I won’t ever forget.  

Halloween and Sandy in Washington

Sunday, November 04, 2012

This weekend, interns in the Resident and Academic Facility, and most of the east coast had to prepare for an uninvited guest: Hurricane Sandy. This weekend people experienced angst, excitement, fear, happiness. Maybe some of those emotions could be attributed to Halloween.  

Ai Weiwei's Fantastic Art

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

As I wrap up my seventh week in Washington, it’s hard to believe I’m almost halfway through my time here. If I were to go back and skim the blogs I’ve already written, I wouldn’t be able to believe everything I’ve accomplished since I’ve been down here. I can’t even begin to stress how fortunate Washington Center scholars are to be here in the capital of the United States during the time of such an exciting presidential election.  There is no escaping a discussion about Romney and Obama.  

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