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  • Studying for the LSAT (Or Other Grad School Tests) While Interning in D.C.

    Studying for the LSAT (Or Other Grad School Tests) While Interning in D.C.

    Balancing an internship, course work and graduate school exam prep isn't easy, but it is do-able. Use these tips to manage your time.

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  • IUP Professor Shares Her Experience, Excitement for Students Attending 2020 Republican National Convention

    IUP Professor Shares Her Experience, Excitement for Students Attending 2020 Republican National Convention

    Leading her students in a once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity at the 2016 Republican National Convention was a fantastic experience for Indiana University of Pennsylvania professor Michele...

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  • Managing Your Career During Times of Uncertainty: 5 Steps You Can Take Today

    Managing Your Career During Times of Uncertainty: 5 Steps You Can Take Today

    With so much job uncertainty in the world right now, here are five easy steps you can take to gain control of your career.

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  • Claudette Enriquez: Discovering a Second Career Path in Journalism at C-SPAN

    Claudette Enriquez: Discovering a Second Career Path in Journalism at C-SPAN

    Claudette Enriquez is a Communications major at University of Pikeville interning at C-SPAN in Spring 2020. Here, she shares her career journey.

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  • The Florida Girl's Guide to Winter in D.C.

    The Florida Girl's Guide to Winter in D.C.

    Going to a place with seasons is a big change for this Florida girl. While D.C. may not have winters like Minnesota, winter in D.C. is still cold, rainy and can be very unpredictable. 

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  • Madonna University Chooses The Washington Center as D.C.-Based Internship Partner

    Madonna University Chooses The Washington Center as D.C.-Based Internship Partner

    This strategic partnership will provide students from Livonia, Michigan's Madonna University opportunities to gain invaluable career preparation experience in Washington, D.C.

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  • What's an Informational Interview and How Do I Ace It?

    What's an Informational Interview and How Do I Ace It?

    Informational interviews are conversations with a professional to get more information about their career field. Use these tips to successfully set up and conduct one. 

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  • 5 Tips for Managing an All-Remote Team for the First Time

    5 Tips for Managing an All-Remote Team for the First Time

    Working remotely was a leading labor trend until reality came in, took it over, and turned conditional into absolute.

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  • Top Five Tips for Beating the "I'm-Just-an-Intern" Mentality

    Top Five Tips for Beating the "I'm-Just-an-Intern" Mentality

    Whenever you step into a new environment, it’s easy to slide into a pattern of self-doubt or imposter-syndrome.

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  • A Week in My Life as an Intern for the Department of Defense

    A Week in My Life as an Intern for the Department of Defense

    Liz, a political science major from Loyola Marymount University, shares what a week in her life is like as an intern for the U.S. Department of Defense.

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  • Program Summary: 2020 Building the TOMODACHI Generation Morgan Stanley Ambassadors Program

    Program Summary: 2020 Building the TOMODACHI Generation Morgan Stanley Ambassadors Program

    2020 marks the seventh annual Building the TOMODACHI Generation Morgan Stanley Ambassadors Program. Here’s the full program recap.

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  • The D.C. Intern's Guide to Coping with Burnout

    The D.C. Intern's Guide to Coping with Burnout

    Although your time in D.C. is short, burnout can set in quickly.

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  • My Journey to The Washington Center and What I Learned Working as a Public Policy Intern at an Education Nonprofit in D.C.

    My Journey to The Washington Center and What I Learned Working as a Public Policy Intern at an Education Nonprofit in D.C.

    Spending an entire semester in Washington D.C. is a dream come true. Here’s what my journey to the nation’s capital was like and what I learned during my internship at an education nonprofit.

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  • The Washington Center Selects Emerging Leader for Board of Trustees

    The Washington Center Selects Emerging Leader for Board of Trustees

    Yisel Cabrera of Ford Motor Company Fund brings philanthropic and community relations expertise to The Washington Center's governing body.

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  • How to Ace the Phone Interview with Your Dream Internship

    How to Ace the Phone Interview with Your Dream Internship

    Your dream internship is perhaps a phone call away. Follow these tips to prepare for and ace the phone interview. 

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  • From Westfield, MA to Washington, D.C.: What I've Learned on My Journey to Interning at the Department of Homeland Security

    From Westfield, MA to Washington, D.C.: What I've Learned on My Journey to Interning at the Department of Homeland Security

    Interning for one of the largest federal agencies in the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security, can be nerve-wracking. I knew that I had to be on my A-game.

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  • Alumni Q&A with the University of Dayton's Kelly Miller

    Alumni Q&A with the University of Dayton's Kelly Miller

    Kelly Miller is a Director at Banner Public Affairs and author of the 2018 book "Get Attention: Brand Building for Startups." 

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  • Four Essential Things You Never Thought to Pack for a D.C. Internship

    Four Essential Things You Never Thought to Pack for a D.C. Internship

    When packing for your semester in D.C., you're bound to forget a few things - especially these four commonly forgotten items.

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  • Fields of Corn to Fields of History: What I Learned Moving from the Midwest to Washington, D.C.

    Fields of Corn to Fields of History: What I Learned Moving from the Midwest to Washington, D.C.

    As a Midwesterner, I was in for some culture shock moving to D.C. However, I quickly learned there is something for everyone in D.C., even for a small-town girl like me.

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  • An Introvert's Guide to Networking

    An Introvert's Guide to Networking

    Introverts, or those who get their energy by spending time alone, have always gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to expectations in the workplace.

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