NPR and CT

NPR and CT

This past week was my final Professional Track programming event and while it's strange to think that it's over, the session ended on a high note and provided another acronym.

 

NPR

The Media & Communication professional track ended this Friday with a visit to National Public Radio, better known as NPR. Yet again interns had the opportunity to hear from professionals, this time at NPR. The speakers were great and provided interesting information about the radio industry and helpful tips regarding career advancement. We were even given a tour of the NPR building, which included a look at the giant newsroom, several recording studios, and a rooftop garden complete with a beehive. I found this event to be particularly enjoyable because I spent a lot of time listening to NPR last semester as part of one of my courses. It was interesting to learn more about all the different programs, such as All Things Considered and Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me, which were just two of the programs I listen to frequently. Being able to visit a well-known, well-respected organization that I am familiar with, such as NPR, was an experience I really enjoyed and was something that I would not have been able to do without The Washington Center.

 

Overall, TWC's Professional Track programming was enjoyable and offered unique information gathering and networking opportunities, which would not have been possible elsewhere. The programming also allowed me to connect with other interns and professionals who share similar interests, which really added to my D.C. experience. While it must come to an end, I'm glad to have had the chance to be a part of such a program and meet such great people.

 

NPR

NPR Building in D.C.

 

Chinatown

With only a few days left in D.C., I continued to experience everything the city has to offer by exploring Chinatown... CT? I'm allowed to make one up. Several of my friends live and work in the Chinatown area and highly recommended I explore this area if I got the chance, so this weekend seemed like the perfect opportunity. Full of interesting shops and restaurants, Chinatown seems to be its own little world right in the middle of the city. While I have been to Chinatowns in other cities, none were like D.C.'s Chinatown. My friends were right when they told me Chinatown was a must-see place. I had a fun time walking around and taking everything in. So, if you're ever in D.C., I highly recommend visiting Chinatown.

 

Chinatown

Chinatown's Friendship Archway.

 

TTYL

- Kailyn

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