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Home Institution: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Internship Site: Chwat & Co.

Program: International Affairs

Could You Change the Lamps, Please?

Sunday, October 05, 2014

On Tuesday this week, there was an issue with the metro. A big issue. Due to a track problem on the red line (by far the busiest line, and of course also the one most TWC interns use - myself included), there were huge delays. For 15 minutes, there was no metro. None at all. So when we finally heard the sound of a metro entering the station…

Excuse Me, Do You Sell Security Guards?

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

So, I have been working at my internship site for a few weeks now, and of course you are asking yourself, "who the hell would hire this guy?" I can't blame you for that question. In fact, I did find someone who thought I was manageable, and now I intern at a government relations and public - wait, it's a government and public relations consulting… no, it's a government and public consulting and strategic relations…pfffff…a lobbying firm! That's where I intern. And if you can't deal with that, then don't read my blog! (I'm just joking; please don't run away.

This Week I Met Obama!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

If you read my "Rags to Riches" post, you of course vividly remember that I did a lot of fancy stuff then: visiting the World Bank, a Congressional Hearing and the French Embassy. That is also what the title refers to. I have never been poor, and I am certainly not wealthy now. I just think that it is a really cool English expression and a real eye catcher! I also chose not to explain this in that blog, so you would have to read all my other blogs to find out!

Yes, we did it!

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Before I explain the reasons for my happiness, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Bram De Botselier, and you shouldn’t be worried if you can’t spell or pronounce that. Neither can 99% of the Belgians, my beloved compatriots. It’s not their fault; the culprit is a civil servant at the city hall who misspelled my family name two generations ago. But I think we’re kind of getting off topic here. As I mentioned earlier, I live in the great nation of Belgium.

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