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Elyse Clonan

Elyse Clonan

Home Institution: Saint Joseph's University
Internship Site: Sandler Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.
Program: Global Trade and Regional Integration Program

A Week in the Life

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Working and classes and...what else?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I’ve gotten the feeling that most TWC interns don’t really think about life outside their internship much before signing on to spend a semester down in DC (or up in DC, out in DC whatever – I’m from the northeast so its down for me, but I’ve gotten corrected several times since being here) so I decided that it might be a good idea to lay out some of the things that I wasn’t exactly expecting.  I don’t want that to come across in a bad way at all, I just want to try to take some time to explain a few of the things about this program that I had never really thought of before, or just hadn’t r

Halfway there

Friday, March 11, 2011

I guess my first clue was all the Facebook statuses and tweets about spring break late last week.  Maybe I should have figured it out when I noticed cherry blossoms beginning to bloom during my run on the National Mall last weekend.  Last Friday, my program advisor e-mailed me a midterm assessment form that my internship supervisor has to fill out within the next week.  But I guess it really hit me tonight in class when my professor handed out our take home midterms – we’re officially halfway through the semester.

DC residential

Sunday, March 06, 2011

So its been a little over a month since I first got to DC, and at this point I’d say I’ve adapted to life as a real-life working person.  I don’t really think I’ll ever be too eager to wake up at 7am 5 days a week, but at least I have found a temporary solution to early-morning exhaustion: cappuccinos.  I never wanted to be one of those people who needs a java jolt in the morning to function, but it’s really not that bad.

No doubt about that.  Waking up at 7:15 and working from 9 to 5:30 every day is worlds apart from “real college.”  If I was back at SJU, chances are I would be messing around in the library “doing homework” or out with my friends.  Instead, its not even 11:00 pm at night and I’m the last one up in my apartment.  Coming to DC has been a real wake-up call that a real world of suits and business meetings does exist, and in a little over a year it may very well become a reality for me. 

Hello, Washington!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

My name is Elyse and I’m from central New Jersey, about an hour outside of New York City.  I go to St.

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