Spencer Michael Gold
The invaluable "real-world" work experience and adventure of living in one of the world's greatest cities has been the highlight of my college experience.
I am a Junior Finance and Economics major from Dallas, Texas. I participated in the Washington Semester Program in the spring of 2014 and interned at the U.S. Department of State in the Bureau of Economics and Business Affairs.
Why I went:
I grew up in Dallas, Texas and decided to attend UGA to push my boundaries and get outside of my comfort zone. Going to DC was a similar decision as I would be going to a new city, meeting new people, and taking SPIA classes I wouldn’t have been able to take in Athens.
Favorite spot to visit:
The National Mall for pick-up football every weekend.
Most memorable day:
While interning at the State Department, I helped organize the Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) ceremony in which Secretary Kerry gave awards to companies who had worked to improve lives at home and abroad through corporate social responsibility.
Why I'm glad I went:
The invaluable “real-world” work experience coupled with the adventure of living in one of the greatest cities in the world has been the highlight of my college experience. In DC there is always something to do and something to see. Touring the different historical buildings was among my favorite memories.