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DC Semester Q and A

Margaret (Meg) Eva Turlington
Spring 2009

Being in DC prior to graduation gave me a head start on building my own network, laying the groundwork for my future.

Brief bio:

I spent my last semester at UGA doing the Washington Semester Program, interning on The Hill. The following fall, I started at Duke Law School, where I participated in their version of the program, Duke in DC, interning at the Department of Justice. I’m now a staff attorney for a local government agency in Virginia.

Expected graduation:

May 2009

Degree objective:

BA in Political Science, JD from Duke

Why I went:

I fell in love with DC in high school, and I knew I wanted to wind up here. I was really excited to spend a semester gaining real experience and meeting new people.

Favorite spot to visit:

I love the Summer House on the Capitol grounds. It’s a great place to relax and read.

Most memorable day:

I was lucky enough to be in DC for the first inauguration of Barack Obama, which was an incredible experience. The night before I stayed late in the office to hand out tickets, and the excitement of the constituents was contagious. Even waking up at the crack of dawn in the freezing cold couldn’t ruin it.

Why I'm glad I went:

In a town like DC, networking is so important. Being in DC prior to graduation gave me a head start on building my own network,  laying the groundwork for my future.

Where I interned:

U.S. Department of Justice

Office of Congressman John Barrow

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