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Sean

Sean

Home Institution: Juniata College

Internship Site: Izar Capital Group

Program: Business & Global Trade

3 Reasons I Love My Internship

Monday, November 06, 2017

If someone asks what I’ll be missing most about my D.C. internship, I’ll probably say, “going to work everyday.” I know, such a nerdy response. But when one truly enjoys their job it makes sense that they’ll miss it when they no longer do it. Today, I’ll share with you a little bit about my internship, and three reasons why it has made an impact on my D.C. experience.   The Location

When A Plan Doesn't Go As Planned

Monday, October 30, 2017

I am a planner, and I like to have an idea of what my future will look like, or at least a vision of what I’m going to do. Coming to D.C. to participate in The Washington Center’s Academic Internship Program was part of my plan all along since freshman year.  

4 Tips To Ace An Informational Interview

Monday, October 23, 2017

You’ll hear the word "networking" quite often in Washington, D.C. I myself have heard it from many people: my supervisor, my TWC LEAD Instructor, and even more often, my colleagues. Being a “young professional” requires you to open your network and when you're in a big city like D.C. this seems even more important.  

Stressful city life calls for quality times with friends. I am lucky enough to have friends as a support system everywhere I go. With that being said, I’m dedicating this blog to the people who have been by my side ever since I started my D.C. journey, because these people make my experience unique and worthwhile.

D.C. is well known for its wide array of museums. But there’s one thing I realized: the longer you live in a place, the more likely you’ll take it for granted. Constantly reminding of myself how lucky I am to be in D.C. this semester, and how fast time will go by, I plan to explore and enjoy everything this city has to offer. And this week, my destination was the National Portrait Gallery.

3 Tips to Tackle D.C. Traffic

Monday, October 02, 2017

The city lifestyle is not for everyone. There is a lot to deal with while living in a big city, and transportation is one of those things. For sure, D.C. is not as crazy and chaotic as New York City, but its traffic can still definitely drive people insane at times. However, there are solutions to every problem. The following tips are what have been working for me thus far to tackle the hassle called D.C. traffic.Sometimes, Uber is not always the fastest

Real-World Experience (And Much More)

Monday, September 25, 2017

You might think of The Washington Center as a connector between students and internship sites in D.C. This is true, but TWC really provides so much more. Not only do participants of the program benefit from the work experience we get through our internships, but we also learn a lot through TWC programming.

Exploring Culture in D.C.

Monday, September 18, 2017

It’s no surprise that D.C. is a melting pot of diversity and culture. You can literally find all kinds of people in this city: from Hispanic heritage to Asian descent, from geek club member to party representative, from punk chick to bookworm, and anything in between. And what better way to get exposed to this cultural mixture than to partake in different festivals and public events?   Syria Fest

D.C. Weekend on a Budget

Monday, September 11, 2017

You want to sleep in on Saturday and still have time to explore the city in the afternoon? Or you want to try out new activities but not spend too much money? I did those exact things this weekend, and this is how I did it:   The Smithsonian’s National Zoo...

3 Things That Surprised Me About TWC

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The Washington Center was not new to me. I have known about it ever since I was a freshman in college. A friend of mine did the internship program, came back with amazing stories about D.C., and I was hooked.  



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