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Kelsey

Kelsey

Home Institution: Salisbury University

Internship Site: Peace Corps

Program: Politics & Public Policy

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Monday, December 18, 2017

When I first arrived at The Washington Center, filled with fear and a little bit of excitement, I had no idea what to expect. Of course I had hopes and goals for the final semester of my undergraduate career, but I didn't know how it would all turn out. There were so many questions swirling through my mind before I moved into TWC. Would I like my roommates? Would I like my internship? Would I be able to do well at my internship? How would I manage budgeting without an income? What would the class be like?

The Art of Gratitude

Monday, November 27, 2017

This time of year is my favorite for a reason: it's the time when family comes together to celebrate the holidays, give thanks, and give back to each other. My family, though small, has always been incredibly important to me. Every year, I look forward to taking a break from work and school, and getting together to eat, relax, and express thanks with my family (even though I don't eat turkey).

Past, Present, and Future

Monday, November 20, 2017

One of the many reasons why I love living in D.C. is because it's a city that holds so much history. Between the various museums and historical sites, D.C. has a very strong connection to the past. Just exploring the streets of the city and admiring

Beating Stress with Self-Care

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Regardless of who you are and what you do, life is bound to throw some challenges at you. And when you feel like you don't have the time, knowledge, or resources to handle a situation and overcome the problem, the feelings of stress will arise.  

What If Women Ruled the World

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Recently, I took a trip to the National Museum of Women in the Arts which is located near Metro Center and is "the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts" according to their website.  

Eating Healthy on a Budget

Sunday, October 15, 2017

If you ever see an article titled something along the lines of "Most Expensive Places to Live in the U.S." or "Cities in the U.S. With the Highest Cost of Living," you'll probably see Washington, D.C. on the list.  

How to Be Politically Active

Saturday, October 07, 2017

No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, my guess is if you took the initiative to spend a semester in Washington D.C. you're at least somewhat interested in politics and the political process. D.C. is the heart of politics in the United States, and many political science majors across the country dream of moving here after graduation to get in on the action.  

21 Places to Go When You're 21 in D.C.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Now, I want to start this post off by saying it's absolutely not essential to be 21 to enjoy all that D.C. has to offer, nor is it essential for anyone to take part in these activities, if it's not your thing! There are plenty of people at TWC, like one of my roommates, who are sophomores or juniors in college and aren't 21 but are still having a great D.C. experience. Plus, I'm definitely the type of person who prefers staying in with some popcorn and Netflix rather than going out to a party anyway.  

4 Tips for Landing Federal Internships

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

When people think about interning in D.C., the kind of internships that usually come to mind are working on Capitol Hill, at a law firm, with a lobbying group, or in an advocacy organization. However, another huge sector in D.C. is the federal government. For students interested in politics and making an impact, interning with the federal government can provide a tangible way to affect people’s lives.  

Finding Hope at the MLK Memorial

Monday, September 11, 2017

“Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope” is a quote from Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech, which took place at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963.  



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