Two Invaluable Yet Unexpected Skills TWC Taught Me
As my semester in D.C. comes to an end, I have been reflecting on what this experience with The Washington Center has given me. Professional development is at the core of TWC programming. However,...
3 Disability Accommodations to Address Regarding Your Workplace
When I started my internship, I was nervous about how to ensure I received the disability accommodations I would need to do my job well. Sometimes it is not easy to discuss something this personal...
From Corn Fields to City Crowds: How the Midwest Differs from D.C.
Moving to a new region and new metro setting can be nerve-racking, especially if you do not know how different it is from home. Before coming to The Washington Center, I had never lived this far...
3 Self-Discoveries from my First Month at TWC
When the opportunity to intern in D.C. presented itself, I knew it would force me to leave my comfort zone behind and grow, personally and professionally. In my first month as a TWC intern, I've...
Dispelling Doubt: How Interns with Disabilities Master the D.C. Metro System
Commuting in D.C. can be daunting, even for someone who knows their way around the city. When you add a disability onto navigating the Metro’s routes and lines, traveling can feel overwhelming.
Important Conversations When Requesting Disability Accommodations at TWC
Communication with new acquaintances can be difficult. It can be even more challenging when you have a disability and may need to rely on their assistance.