Christmas in the Sun

Christmas in the Sun

I have dreaded this day for the past month - writing my last blog entry for the Washington Center. I cannot believe it is over. I am so happy that I was able to write about my experience in D.C. It has been so much fun being able to share all of these moments with all of you! Thank you for reading. It is always so strange how fast the holidays go by... it went by faster than my semester at TWC (way too fast). It was really wonderful being able to come home to California and spend Christmas with my family. It was also a nice reward after a busy and successful semester of working and taking classes. Getting more than four hours of sleep each night has been quite a change but very enjoyable.

 

On Christmas Eve my family and I gathered with friends to have dinner. It was so fun getting to see all of our family friends because I have not seen most of them since this summer (before I left for D.C.). A lot of them wanted to hear all about my semester at CBS and in the city. I talked a lot about all the opportunities I had from going to the last presidential debate in Florida, to my trip up to New York City and the early mornings in the studio. On Christmas day I talked to most of the news team back in D.C. - I miss them so much! Remember to keep in touch with your mentors and as many people you worked with as possible. It is important to keep communicating with those you worked with over the course of the semester, especially if they made a lasting impact on your career! :)

 

The one thing I hope that everyone takes away from all of my writing this semester is to seize every opportunity you have! If you have the chance to intern and live in D.C. through the Washington Center - do it! It was the best experience of my life so far and I know that it will make all the difference when the other fall interns and I graduate and start looking for jobs. It is also important to think outside of the box and create opportunities for yourself during your internship in D.C. Go into the office early, stay late and do whatever you can to help out as much as possible. Go the extra mile; you will feel as though you have accomplished years of work in just one short semester. It is truly an incredible feeling of accomplishment!

 

I am so thankful for this opportunity and I am looking forward to making my way back to the east coast once I graduate. Until next time D.C.! :D

 

[The California Christmas tree at the White House!]

 

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