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DC Semester Q and A

Ash Sharma
Fall 2016

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!

Brief bio:

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.

Expected graduation:

May 2017

Degree objective:

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!

Where I interned:

McAllister and Quinn

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