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DC Semester Q and A
Posing in front of one of the historic town homes on Capitol Hill.

Madeline McCullers
Spring 2012

The main reason I am so thankful I spent a semester in D.C. is that I got the chance to meet some truly amazing people. Not only did I have the chance to network in an influential city, but I also met some of my best friends to date.

Brief bio:

Hello! I am currently a senior from Waleska, GA. I love spending time outdoors with all of my animals, and I am very passionate about economic policy implications and incentive strategies used in State and Federal Government.

Expected graduation:

May 2014

Degree objective:

A.B. Economics and A.B. Political Science

Why I went:

I always knew that I wanted to work in the public sector, but I was unsure of the specific opportunities available. By spending a semester in D.C., I was introduced to all of the various agencies, committees, firms, and organizations that supported my area of study. Now I have a better understanding of the career I want to pursue and the job opportunities in that field.

Favorite spot to visit:

The middle of the Tidal Basin on a warm Spring day. Of course you’ll need a paddle boat to get there!

Most memorable day:

My most memorable day was my last day at the office. As a thank you gift, my office took me out to lunch and presented me with a very touching card. I sat in front of the Capitol and read the nice things my office had to say about me and reminisced on all the life lessons I had learned. It was a perfect ending to an unforgettable experience.

Why I'm glad I went:

The main reason I am so thankful I spent a semester in D.C. is that I got the chance to meet some truly amazing people. Not only did I have the chance to network in an influential city, but I also met some of my best friends to date.

Where I interned:

Office of Congressman Dan Lipinski

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