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  • The Washington Center Selected by DePauw University to Empower Its Students with Real-World Opportunities

    The Washington Center Selected by DePauw University to Empower Its Students with Real-World Opportunities

    Indiana's DePauw University becomes 400th U.S. affiliated institution that trusts TWC to prepare its students for personal and professional success.

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  • Survival Guide to Your First Week at an Internship

    Survival Guide to Your First Week at an Internship

    Whether you’re a seasoned intern or just starting out, the first week at a new office can be challenging. Here’s your one-stop guide to surviving the first few days.

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  • Inside Washington 2020 Returns Last Year’s Faculty Director

    Inside Washington 2020 Returns Last Year’s Faculty Director

    Dr. Lilly Goren of Carroll University will once again serve as Faculty Director for The Washington Center’s Inside Washington seminar.

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  • Acing the Interview: What You Need to Know

    Acing the Interview: What You Need to Know

    After empowering over 60,000 students with the experience, skills and network they need to land the right career for them, we like to think we know a thing or two about acing interviews.

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  • How to Navigate Career Questions During Family Gatherings

    How to Navigate Career Questions During Family Gatherings

    Here's how to prepare for tough questions about your major, career path and future plans before you head to your next party or family gathering.

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  • The Washington Center Partners with UW-Milwaukee and UNC Charlotte as Campus Hosts at National Political Conventions

    The Washington Center Partners with UW-Milwaukee and UNC Charlotte as Campus Hosts at National Political Conventions

    Campuses in the DNC and RNC host cities to welcome students and faculty, provide learning facilities for two-week convention seminars

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  • How to Finish an Internship Strong

    How to Finish an Internship Strong

    The end of the semester can be stressful. Keep these tips in mind to finish your internship strong.

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  • A Day in the Life of a TWC Intern at a D.C. Nonprofit

    A Day in the Life of a TWC Intern at a D.C. Nonprofit

    What a typical Monday looks like as a Development and Communications Intern at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC).

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  • How to Network When You're Home for the Holidays

    How to Network When You're Home for the Holidays

    Networking probably isn’t high on your list of things to do during your time off from work or school, but there’s no better time of year to do it.

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  • My Top Interning in D.C. Takeaways That Prepared Me for Next Fall

    My Top Interning in D.C. Takeaways That Prepared Me for Next Fall

    Without a doubt, my D.C. internship was the greatest adventure in my education.

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  • Where the Networking Opportunities Are in D.C.

    Where the Networking Opportunities Are in D.C.

    Networking has been a great way for me to build professional connections in D.C.

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  • What It's Like to Intern with The U.S. Marshals Service

    What It's Like to Intern with The U.S. Marshals Service

    As a criminal justice student with the goal of working in federal law enforcement, it has been a privilege to intern at the United States Marshals Service in Washington, D.C.

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  • A Typical Week in the Life of a Policy and Advocacy Intern in D.C.

    A Typical Week in the Life of a Policy and Advocacy Intern in D.C.

    As a policy and advocacy intern in the Nation's Capital, I am always on the move to my next meeting.

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  • How My D.C. Internship Helped Me Discover a New Career Path

    How My D.C. Internship Helped Me Discover a New Career Path

    Back in August, I thought I had it all figured out. I knew what I was getting out of undergrad, what my next school would be and what my dream job was.

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  • Only in D.C.: Tiny Desk Fest

    Only in D.C.: Tiny Desk Fest

    One of my favorite aspects of living in D.C. are the experiences that you can only have here.

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  • An Intern's Guide to Navigating D.C.'s Professional World

    An Intern's Guide to Navigating D.C.'s Professional World

    In Washington D.C., nothing is constant. Every day, new legislation is proposed and amended, businesses emerge and grow, and one event can entirely change an economic or political landscape.

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  • How to Get Feedback That's Actually Helpful

    How to Get Feedback That's Actually Helpful

    It’s the thing that scares all of us — feedback.

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  • How A D.C. Internship With A Startup Boosted This Marine's Entrepreneur Dreams

    How A D.C. Internship With A Startup Boosted This Marine's Entrepreneur Dreams

    Life in D.C. as a VET intern differed vastly from the two years Alex Palmer was stationed there as a Marine. TWC's VET Initiative was a “go and grow” opportunity during his college career.

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  • Navy Vet Discovered Opportunities Beyond Her Military Passion Through VET Initiative

    Navy Vet Discovered Opportunities Beyond Her Military Passion Through VET Initiative

    Networking, professional development and the opportunity to apply her military background on Latin America made the VET Initiative life changing for Navy Veteran Francheska Salazar.

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  • Surprising Lessons From the Work World

    Surprising Lessons From the Work World

    Here's what you should know about the professional world before starting your D.C. internship. 

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