The Washington Center

Obed

Obed

Home Institution: University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Internship Site: National Hispanic Medical Association

Program: Politics and Public Policy

Final Thoughts and My Giveaway

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The summer has come and gone faster than I could have imagined. As I am writing this post 400 miles away from the District, feelings of nostalgia come over me as I think of the past two months. Excuse my mawkishness, but there’s just a few more words I’d like to say before I leave you all forever. Thinking back on the past semester I cannot help but wonder to myself, how am I so fortunate?

As told by a TWCer

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

If you’ve been reading all my posts then I think you heard enough from me. While I would love for you to come and experience life in the District on your own, I thought it would be good to share some outsides perspectives on TWC. For this post I decided to interview other TWCers to ask them their personal accounts of their best and some of their worst experiences and I have compiled some of them for you here: My BEST Experience was…  

Olé, Olé, Olé

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Another day, another item crossed off my bucket list. This past week I was able to go to an International Champions Cup game between two soccer superpowers, Barcelona and Chelsea. Although I am not a fan of either of those teams, as an ardent soccer fan, I was not going to turn down the opportunity to watch a potentially epic match-up.    

Apps and Hacks

Monday, August 03, 2015

Life can be hard, especially in a city like D.C., so let me help you make it easier. Since the first week here I’ve missed several opportunities. Regardless of whether it was because I was unaware of it until it was too late or because I didn’t plan for it. Either way, I want to help you avoid those mishaps. There’s an app for that

The Chicken and The Pig

Monday, July 27, 2015

Now, almost seven weeks into the program and I’m already beginning to feel a little sad. Maybe that’s because my internship is coming to end very soon, or maybe it’s because I’m going to have to leave the District. In any case, I am going to miss this place, and I can already feel it.  

Food and Fireworks

Monday, July 20, 2015

I’ve been waiting for years for this day to come; the day I would spend the 4th of July in the nation’s capital. The celebration of America's Birthday in the District is like no other. Seriously, think about it. What better way to celebrate Independence Day than by relaxing and watching fireworks from the National Mall? But let me warn you in advance, it is no small venture. And here’s why: hundreds of people go to events at the Mall, every single one of them wanting to join in on the festivities.

Jiggery-Pokery in Politics and Pizza

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

First let's talk some politics. As you're reading this you might not realize, but since the last time we've talked our nation as we know it has changed. I have been fortunate enough to witness history being made right from the center of it all. So what were these historical events you ask? Well, only the Supreme Court decision that declared marriage equality for all, and another in favor of the Affordable Care Act, preserving benefits for an estimated 6.4 million Americans. If that's not history being made, I don't know what is.

All Work and All Play

Thursday, June 25, 2015

We’ve all heard the saying, “all work and no play makes jack a dull boy.” Well, I took that to heart this week. Making Connections

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am really excited to dive into all the experiences that D.C. has to offer. The days prior to my internship was full of meeting new people, learning about TWC, and even a little bit of exploration. Just from the few days of being here I knew that this was going to be one of the most memorable summers of my life.   Living and Working in a City  

District, Here I come!

Monday, June 08, 2015

A well-known author and government reformer Samuel Smiles once said, “An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.” In this post, I am going to talk about my internship hunting experience and the time spent in anticipation of the day I travel to the District.  



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