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DC Semester Q and A

Emily Elizabeth Durden
Spring 2014

The most intellectually demanding and passionate 4 months of college.

Brief bio:

I just graduated from UGA in May 2015 with majors in Finance, International Business, and International Affairs. After WSP, I knew that after graduation I would move back to Washington, D.C. Now I’m a consultant and loving the DC Dawg life.

Expected graduation:

May 2015

Degree objective:

International Affairs, International Business, Finance

Why I went:

I wanted to find an internship my junior year where I could fuse my interests in international business and trade policy, so DC was the place to go. WSP was such a great opportunity to have a personalized DC internship experience along with research and class.

Favorite spot to visit:

The Kennedy Center! It offers a wide variety of shows, from symphonic performances to Broadway musical tours, and there are lots of great deals for students.

Most memorable day:

The first snow day. Our group of college kids probably seemed absolutely ridiculous, but all of us spent hours playing in the snow on Capital Hill.

Why I'm glad I went:

Going to work for a Fortune 100 company everyday and having classes and research on top of that made for the most challenging semester of college, but the location and the group I was with made it the best one as well. The network I developed in DC ultimately landed me my current job, and my WSP roommate and I both live in DC now and are still really close. I actually just went to her wedding!

Where I interned:

Northrop Grumman

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