My humble office

I'd imagine most of you reading this blog (other than my parents/grandparents/neighbors/pets/people who love me/people who kind of like me) are mostly prospective students considering coming to Washington, D.C. for a semester.  I'd imagine most of you are considering The Washington Center program.  So, with that in mind, let me be clear: This is one of the greatest experiences/opportunities I've ever had.

I feel so cool..By way of introduction, my name is Wade Fink and I am a senior Broadcast Journalism major from Emerson College in Boston, MA.  I originally hail from West Bloomfield, Michigan (suburbs of Detroit).  I am currently interning for Senator Carl Levin (D-MI).  Like many of you, I'm not exactly sure what I want to do.  Entering college, I was convinced I wanted to go into journalism. I had been doing sports radio and writing throughout high school.  I could not think of a better way to live your life than watching sports and making a living doing it. Actually, I still feel that way, but over the last few years I've come to the stark realization that perhaps the hustle and grind of the current journalism market is not for me.  So I decided to apply to The Washington Center and consider law school.  Even after making that decision, I'm still not sure what I want to do.  Maybe law, maybe politics, maybe still sports, I don't know.  The point I want to get across is I know how many of you feel.  I'm sure I can identify with most of you, even the ones who are set on one thing.  I've been there, too.

This program really gives you a unique experience while you ponder what road you will venture.  Thanks to the best parents in the entire world, I have had amazing opporunities.  I've spent a semester studying and travelling Europe.  I was encouraged to leave Michigan for school by my mother, as she thought it would be best for me to live in a big city like Boston.  Now I find myself in yet another city.  Because I have had such experiences, I think I'm in a position to tell you that this program is unique in that it is a window into your future.  In Boston, I learned how to live on my own in a big city.  In Europe, I learned about the power of communication across different cultures and furthered my growth as a person.  In Washington, unlike the others, I'm learning what it takes to be a professional.  It's practical learning you simply cannot get inside a classroom.

Over the next few months, I shall do my best to shed some light on what the program is like in detail.  Feel free to contact me at if there's anything you'd like to know.  I'm looking forward to communicating with everyone.

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