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Shallum S Atkinson
Spring 2017

The DC semester program teaches you how to swim by throwing you into a pool, not giving swimming lessons. But I can promise you will be a better swimmer in the end.

Brief bio:

Studied Public Affairs Journalism and Political Science. In college, participated in SGA as Chief Justice, President of BMLS, ABK Honor Society, Black Affairs Council, NAACP Member. Worked for Recreational Sports: Competitive Sports and Strength and Conditioning. Interned in Congressman David Scott’s Office. Was hired full-time immediately in Congressman Donald Norcross’ office.

Expected graduation:

May 2017

Degree objective:

B.A. Political Science, A.B.J. Journalism

Why I went:

Wanted to basically study abroad, but wanted to do more meaningful work that would help advance my career and you get the best of both worlds with this program.

Favorite spot to visit:

Library of Congress 6th floor cafeteria.

Most memorable day:

The day I found out I was hired full-time.

Why I'm glad I went:

Learned way more than I would have in a classroom. I was able to get hired. Made a huge group of friends I will work alongside for many years to come.

Where I interned:

Office of Congressman David Scott

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