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DC Semester Q and A

Loran Michael Posey, Jr.
Fall 2016

The WSP equips you with the tools you need to be successful, assists you in your internship search, provides an incredible place to live, and arranges so many incredible outings in the capital city. The program gives its participants everything they need to get a head start on a career in their field.

Brief bio:

I am a native of Athens and graduated from Clarke Central before beginning my time at UGA. In addition to the Washington Semester Program, I was involved on-campus in both Beta Upsilon Chi and Georgia Political Review. I have been involved off-campus with local churches, the YMCA and Circle of Friends Animal Society. I’ll be completing my course of study in Summer 2017.

Expected graduation:

Summer 2017

Degree objective:

B.A. International Affairs, B.A. Political Science

Why I went:

As a Political Science and International Affairs student, I realized that job prospects upon graduation were not going to be good unless I earned some relevant experience in my field. I applied for several summer internships and had no luck. I chose to participate in WSP because of the opportunities it provided and because of the way Don assisted in you in your internship search.

Favorite spot to visit:

The Lincoln Memorial. It is such an inspirational and incredible temple.

Most memorable day:

Easily, the most memorable moment was touring the West Wing of the White House. It isn’t every day you get to put your foot on the floor of the Oval Office.

Why I'm glad I went:

I always thought that I’d study abroad at some point in college, but WSP fulfilled that desire. I got to study and earn credits away from campus, live and work on Capitol Hill, live in a new city, gain real world experience and connections and learn a ton about politics and policy. It was an incredible semester and I walked away so much further ahead.

Where I interned:

Office of Senator David Perdue

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