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Thomas

Thomas

Home Institution: Austin Peay State University

Internship Site: National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association

Program: Media and Communication

Seeing TWC From a New Perspective

Monday, June 05, 2017

Like many of my friends, as my internship in D.C. came to a close, I started thinking about opportunities for the summer. Since I already decided on graduate school plans - I'll be headed to the doctoral program in French at New York University - I simply wanted to work for a few weeks and stay in D.C.  

Saying Goodbye

Monday, May 15, 2017

Saying goodbye is not easy. This week, I said goodbye to friends, classmates and coworkers as my TWC spring semester came to a close.  

How to Maintain Friendships

Monday, May 08, 2017

This weekend, I returned home to visit family and see my friends graduate from college. It was a momentous occasion. It also caused me to think about the relationships I've worked to develop the past four years.   During this time, I met some of my closest friends, people I plan to stay in touch with for the rest of my life. I also thought about the relationships I've built in D.C., including friends, classmates, co-workers and other working professionals.  

Places to Beat the Spring Heat

Monday, May 01, 2017

As the weather warms up in D.C. (and boy, has it warmed up the past couple of days), more and more people are spending time outdoors on the weekends. The National Mall is packed, and restaurants have set up their outdoor seating for the season.  

Interacting With Top Journalists

Monday, April 24, 2017

This past Thursday night, I had the opportunity to travel to New York City for Headlines & Headliners, the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association’s (NLGJA) annual New York fundraiser. For the past several weeks, we had been working hard to prepare for the event.

I spent the past weekend in New York, just a few hours by bus from D.C. (and a pretty cheap trip at that).   After months of applications, interviews, waiting and finally deciding, I'm thrilled that I'll be attending New York University's doctoral French program in the fall. I'm excited to have this opportunity to further expand my skills and to continue making the most of the many opportunities afforded me, as I've tried to at The Washington Center.  

Visiting the Lincoln Memorial

Monday, April 03, 2017

When I was visiting Rome several years ago, I remember imagining what the Forum would have been like when it was teeming with people - merchants, politicians, tourists from all parts of the empire - and framed by majestic temples to the various gods and goddesses.  

Three Skills I've Learned

Monday, March 27, 2017

A few days ago, I was asked about the main skills I've developed since starting my internship at NLGJA - The Association of LGBTQ Journalists. Without even thinking about it too long, the three skills that came to mind were social-media strategy, efficient writing and nonprofit development, something I knew absolutely nothing about before starting my internship.  

Home Away From Home

Monday, March 20, 2017

As I write this, I'm looking through the window of a Megabus at the Manhattan skyline, on my way back to Washington, D.C. The past several weeks I've been traveling non-stop, mostly for graduate school interviews. Along with thousands of other students, I submitted my graduate school applications last fall with a feeling of uncertainty. I had no idea where I would be or what I would be doing at the end of the summer, whether it be work or more school.  

This weekend, fellow blogger Zach and I went to the National Gallery of Art. Like any Saturday in D.C., the National Mall was bustling with buses of tourists, joggers, students and dogs. And for the first time in a few days, the sun was shining brightly.



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