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Katherine

Katherine

Home Institution: University of Alberta

Internship Site: Keppler Speakers

Program: Media and Communication

J'adore D.C.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

So long, farewell Auf Weidersehen, goodbye I leave and heave A sigh and say goodbye Goodbye  

Wrapping Things Up

Thursday, August 15, 2013

If you’re looking to keep your academic mind intact during the summer, The Washington Center will definitely help you out with that—no doubt about it. The last couple weeks of the program, I had to work full time at my internship, attend class, write over 4 essays and finish a 40+ page portfolio (oh, and write this blog here). It may seem like a lot of work, but if you manage your time well, it’s not so bad. Key: Don’t Procrastinate.

Hay Hay Baltimore

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

I couldn’t help singing Good Morning Baltimore (from the musical Hairspray) as I rolled into Baltimore with a few friends early on a beautiful Saturday Morning. Baltimore had my heart immediately. I spent my time there eating crab, sitting in boats and watching pro baseball— and I loved it.  

Bookstores & Baseball Games

Monday, August 05, 2013

Being at the Washington Center is like being in college in Washington, D.C. I’m a commuter student at the University of Alberta, so I feel fortunate to have experienced a small sample of what it might be like at an American University— minus the fancy furniture and dishware. The Washington Center has provided me with a well-rounded educational and professional experience that will definitely benefit me in whatever I decide to pursue in the future.  

Live from New York

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

After all the wonderful July 4th festivities, it was time to pack my bags and head to New York City. I’ve been before, but this time, my goal was to visit all five boroughs. Yes, I saw The Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens ALL in one weekend. I think that each and every borough has its own distinct qualities that deserve appreciation and admiration.  

Canada Day & Fourth of July

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Back home, Canada Day is filled with parades, free food, sunshine and fireworks. Here in D.C, I got up early on Canada Day to head to the Canadian embassy for a pancake breakfast. Of course, the pancake breakfast didn't just have pancakes. The Canadian embassy made sure that everyone got tons of free food, free drinks and free swag (including fancy cowboy hats).

Weekend Wanderings

Friday, July 12, 2013

Fridays in D.C. are full of excitement and anticipation—mainly because people everywhere are feeling relaxed and ready for the fabulous weekend ahead. But let’s be honest, Saturdays are great too. Personally, I love Saturdays because Saturday Night Live (SNL) is on TV. Though I’ve tried to steer clear of the television during my stay here, I must admit that I’ve loved Saturday Night Live ever since I was a little child.

Coffee & Baths

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Right now I’m sitting in a coffee shop in Georgetown called Saxby’s. The atmosphere and smell in here is very pleasant — and there are tons of Georgetown students, so I’m going to pretend I’m one of them for a while and let you all know what I’ve been up to lately.

Let Them Eat Cake

Sunday, June 16, 2013

By the time I arrived at the jam-packed Metro on the first day of my internship, I realized that I had forgotten my lunch on the counter and that my stomach was already grumbling for more food. Though I thought it was going to be a tough morning, when I arrived at Keppler Speakers Bureau everyone was incredibly welcoming, and I had no problem feeling comfortable within minutes of arriving. As their new video intern, I was placed in the marketing department.

Ciao D.C.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Washington, D.C. is kind of like stepping into a hot tub—it’s hot, unpredictable and a little overwhelming at first, but it gradually becomes more enjoyable as you settle in. As I stepped off the little propeller jet in Baltimore, I was not expecting to be hit by such a sudden wave of humidity. I can honestly say that the D.C. outdoors feels like a hot yoga studio most of the time. Despite the mugginess, the lovely land of D.C. is enchanting, and I fall in love with it more and more every day.



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