The Washington Center



Home Institution: Austin Peay State University

Internship Site: National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association

Program: Media and Communication

Why I Write

Monday, March 06, 2017

Since coming to The Washington Center (TWC), I have been trying to develop certain skills that will be important for my professional life. Chief among those is writing, something that I am passionate about and constantly working to improve. However, writing is more than that for me: It's both a stress reliever and a hobby. Just as I am stretching myself as a professional in D.C. this semester, I want to expand my communication ability in writing.

Three Lesser Known Attractions to See

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Each week in D.C. has brought with it a new adventure. Adjusting to a new work environment, attending networking events and making new friends have all been important parts of this experience. This weekend, however, I decided to devote time to visiting a few of the places I've overlooked in previous trips to the city. And it was absolutely worth it.   NoMa Murals

Three Ways to Network Like a Pro

Monday, February 13, 2017

Since arriving at The Washington Center (TWC), I've heard the word "networking" used repeatedly. It's a buzzword. Everyone talks about networking as an opportunity to meet new people, make business connections and have a professional presence in the D.C. community. But until last week, I had not had an opportunity to try it out for myself.

Three Tips for a Better Week

Monday, February 06, 2017

As many of the interns at The Washington Center (TWC) have discovered, adjusting to a new schedule, friend group and work environment can be challenging. Others are still dealing with the persistent effects of jet lag that often accompany long trips.

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