Robert J Masino
It's a great learning experience, prepares you for your professional career, and lets you have a lot of fun in the process!
Double major in Finance and Economics, currently work as a Business Analyst for an IT consulting firm in Atlanta.
BBA Finance, AB Economics
Why I went:
It was a great opportunity to gain first hand knowledge of how business interacts with government. While I was up there, financial legislation (TARP) was a hot topic, so that supplemented my financial education. It was also a chance to experience something different and was a great alternative to studying abroad.
Favorite spot to visit:
Eastern Market (get some BBQ, or go for breakfast!)
Most memorable day:
We took a nighttime walk down the mall and visited the Lincoln, Vietnam, and Korea Memorials. I also got to take a tour of the rotunda on top of the Capitol building (outside at the very top), which was a great experience and provided an amazing view of the city. Not many get to do this, and you MUST be accompanied by a member of Congress in order to go.
Why I'm glad I went:
Amazing experience, made great friends, and gave first hand knowledge of how our government actually works. D.C. is also a very fun city!