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Colleen

Colleen

Home Institution: University of Toledo

Internship Site: Public Defender of the District of Columbia

Program: Law & Criminal Justice

How to Beat Imposter Syndrome

Sunday, September 24, 2017

When I walked into the morning orientation session on my first day, tired and badly in need of a coffee, my emotions were pretty mixed. While I was excited to explore D.C., learn more about The Washington Center and meet new people, excitement wasn’t the only thing I was feeling. As I looked down the rows of neat suits and high heels, I experienced an overwhelming surge of doubt, all centering around one thought: ‘Do I really belong here?’  

4 Tips for Pre-Law Students at TWC

Monday, September 18, 2017

If you’re considering going into law, you’re probably crazy - at least, according to pretty much every piece of advice I’ve been given since I got here. Luckily, it seems like I’m just the right amount of crazy, and so that advice hasn’t swayed me in the slightest from my decision to go to law school.  

Discovering Patriotism Through the Newseum

Monday, September 11, 2017

Patriotism is always a sentiment that I’ve struggled with. Objectively, I’ve always known that living in the United States provides a lot of freedoms and opportunities that you won’t find in other countries, and I’m appreciative of that. However, I wouldn’t say that gratitude has ever truly extended to true love of country for me the way that it does for others.

How to Survive as an Introvert in D.C.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

As a natural introvert, a hyperactive city like D.C. can be a lot to take in. With all the TWC events packed into the first week, it made me feel like every second I wasn’t doing something incredible or networking with my peers was a second wasted, and so I signed up for every single event that I could find. By the end of the week, however, I found myself slowly beginning to get worn down.  



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