Spending a semester in DC reinforced my drive to move to our country's capital. What impressed me the most was the dedication of our alumni association towards current and recent UGA grads!
I am currently a senior International Affairs major graduating in May 2017. I hope to move back to DC after graduation. I chose to intern at McAllister & Quinn to get an understanding of government relations with nonprofits and higher education systems. Through my time there, I learned how to navigate government agency funding and spending, business development, and work on policy memos.
BA in International Affairs
Why I went:
I chose to spend the first half of my senior year in DC to get an understanding if this is where I could potentially move to and to get an idea of what I could do after graduation. It’s easy to think of wanting to go somewhere post-graduation, but to have the experience of living there and seeing if this is the right fit for you is important.
Favorite spot to visit:
I would have to say that my favorite place was Eastern Market! You could catch me there every Saturday morning!
Most memorable day:
I don’t think I have just one memorable day! One day was going to see the opening of the National Museum of African American History & Culture and getting to hear some awesome speakers, such as Former President Obama. It was a priceless experience!
Why I'm glad I went:
I’m glad I had this opportunity because I got to make friends that have similar passions as I do. It was so nice to be able to come back from work everyday and have a community of people to talk to at the kitchen table about your day!