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Galen

Galen

Home Institution: State University of New York College at Geneseo

Internship Site: Global Entrepreneurship Network

Program: Science Technology and Society

Learning the Workplace Vocabulary

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Every workplace has its own distinct language. Whether its the complex scientific vocabulary of a chemical lab or the broad euphemisms of an advertising agency, the words people use (and their contextual interpretations) vary accordingly. Just as the space in which we employ different phrases creates their definitions, the internalization of those definitions often times dictates our perspectives and identities. Our vocabularies are both landscapes and self-portraits, and our professions and hobbies form the varied colors on the palette.

4 Ways to Stay Active

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Exercise is an important part of my lifestyle. I’m most productive when I stay active; the endorphins give me an extra drive and focus that seeps into every facet of my daily regimen. If I don’t get the opportunity to break a sweat, tasks begin to pile up, and I feel like a carnival performer trying to balance a spinning plate on my nose while juggling five balls. It gets overwhelming. It can be difficult to adapt a workout routine when moving to a new environment, but here are some fun ways I’ve found to get my blood pumping.  

3 Ways to Grow Professionally

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

My internship site, the Global Entrepreneurship Network, doesn’t have its own office. Instead, the organization operates out of a startup incubator called 1776, in the middle of D.C.’s business district. The 12th floor space possesses an eclectic aesthetic, combining a Silicon Valley open-space design with reclaimed wood that wouldn’t be out of place in a farm-to-table restaurant.

Letting Go to Be Transformed

Friday, June 10, 2016

On the way down to Washington D.C. for my summer-long internship, I felt extremely confident that I could handle anything the city threw my way. Whether it’s challenging work, big crowds or an unfamiliar environment, I have always had confidence in my ability to overcome and adapt to hardship. So far, living in the D.C. Metro area has presented its own share of difficulties, but through perseverance and reflection I’m starting to get into the groove of how things operate around here.  



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