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Home Institution: Juniata College

Internship Site: Izar Capital Group

Program: Business & Global Trade

'Til We Meet Again, D.C.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

By the time that you are reading this blog post, I will already be in Vietnam on a school trip. I left D.C. two weeks ago, but everything still feels fresh as if it was only yesterday. If you ask me to summarize my semester right now, I probably won’t be able to do it because I’m still overwhelmed by everything that happened. In a few weeks time, when things are settled a bit and I have enough time to process everything, I will be able to fill you in with all the details. But right now, I just wanted to say that I am beyond grateful that I did what I did this semester.

4 Tips to Finish The Semester Strong

Monday, December 04, 2017

If you are thinking that participating in The Washington Center’s academic internship program means that your main focus is the internship and you won’t have to worry about classes, you might want to think again.  

Celebrating the Holidays in D.C.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Let’s be real here: you can get pretty lonely and homesick when you're hundreds of miles away from home, especially when the holiday season comes round. And that’s how I felt when Thanksgiving was approaching. But at the same time, I enjoy D.C. way too much to leave knowing that I only have two weeks left in this beautiful city. So, a couple friends and I decided that we would spend Thanksgiving together and make our own version of Friendsgiving. Was it worth it? Absolutely.  

4 Ways to Make Connections

Monday, November 20, 2017

You will hear the word “networking” a lot once you start adulting or transitioning to become an adult. Looking for jobs and internships, finding roommates, searching for new opportunities, all of these require connections. To some, connecting with people is in their nature, therefore, some people are naturally good at it. To others, it is a skill set that needs to be learned. You might already know these tips I’m about to give you; however, I find these helpful from my experience, and I hope they serve you well too.

The other day, a friend of mine suggested that we check out the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and I decided to give it a look. It was the best decision I’ve made in a while. I'd heard positive reviews about the museum, but only when I witnessed what was in there with my own eyes did I truly understand its impact.

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.

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