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Home Institution: Delta State University

Internship Site: Senate and House Placement

Program: Science, Technology, and Society

In the End It Really Does Matter

Friday, August 16, 2013

Well, it's that time again. This will be my last blog post. It will basically be a short post about my last week in D.C. We had commencement on Monday and it was interesting. I really enjoyed hearing my fellow interns speak about their experiences. I went and finished up visiting the Air and Space Museum on Tuesday. While here, I was able to see a majority of the monuments and most of the Smithsonians.  

D.C. Reflections

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

It is hard to describe my Washington, D.C. experience in words. I have seen and done so many cool things. I have also made many new friends. It was interesting to participate in a program and have an internship at the same time. The Washington Center prides itself on their three pillars: Academic and Professional Achievement, Civic Engagement, and Leadership. They want a person to get the full experience of Washington, D.C. and an internship. They strive to give you more than the typical nine-to-five internship.

Civic Engagement

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Animal welfare has always been important to me. My parents taught me to love animals at an early age. My family has 3 dogs and 5 cats. The majority of these animals have been rescued in some form or fashion. Some came from off the street and some came from an owner who wasn't devoting the necessary time to the animal. When Bob Barker was on The Price Is Right, he always said to be sure and spay and neuter your pets. My family does just that. It is a standing rule in our house that none of cats and dogs can have kittens or puppies.

When the Family Comes to Town

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Baltimore was only the start to my busy week. I had two technology networking events that I went to this week. The first one was called TechAfterHours and located at 1776 DC. 1776 DC is similar to Betamore, which is one of the companies I mentioned in my last post. I met some cool people and got some new business cards. The second networking event, called TechBreakfast, was Wednesday morning at the Microsoft building in Chevy Chase, Maryland. It was cool to be in a Microsoft building in general.

First off, mentally prepare yourself because this is a long blog post. I traveled to Baltimore recently to do my informational interview. I got on the MARC train at 8 a.m. and headed out. I was a pretty simple ride out and only took about 45 minutes. After I got there, I headed to a Starbucks to hang out until it was time to go meet with the person I was interviewing. Unfortunately, Baltimore is not set up like D.C. The bus system is very confusing and I ended up taking a cab.

4th of July and More

Thursday, July 25, 2013

It's weird how time passes once you get into a routine. On Sunday, I was thinking about the long weekend and about the upcoming week and the next thing I knew and it was Friday again. I guess time flies when you are having fun.

Best of Both Worlds

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

I have come to realize that the things I write about in my blog happened one or two weeks ago. This was the case in my last one and will be the case in this one as well. After this blog, I will hopefully have talked to you about a majority of the things I have done and the blog after this one will hopefully be on track date wise. This may be completely irrelevant information, but I wanted to give a basic timeline of how I do these blogs.

Busy Busy Bee

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wow, this week has been busy. Between my class and portfolio assignments, work, civic engagement project, and thinking of informative and interesting things to talk to y'all about, it's a real test of my time management.

Two Weeks Notice

Thursday, June 13, 2013

First off, I want to get a few things out of the way. I am not really a writer and have never claimed to be one. My posts will vary greatly in length. Some may be more interesting than others and some might only be interesting to me. But isn't that the nature of writing? Writing is not only interesting; seeing what other people think is interesting as well. This may be irrelevant depending on your point of view, but I am going off on a tangent, which I do from time to time.   [video:]  

In the Beginning...

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Hi everyone! My name is Max Anderson and I am a rising senior Computer Information Systems (CIS) major at Delta State University. Delta State is located in Cleveland, Mississippi. My hometown, Indianola, Mississippi, is a small rural town of about 12,000 people. Indianola’s claim to fame is that it is the home of famous blues musician B.B. King.   I made the trip over here with very little difficulty. My planes all left on time and I took a Super Shuttle to the Residential and Academic Facility (RaF) at NoMa, which is where I will be staying the summer.  

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