In Response: One Tribe

In Response: One Tribe

I was linked to this article through Facebook, through mutual friends of mutual friends – there’s always less than seven degrees of separation between W&M and the other schools in Virginia. After reading it – which I hope you have just done – I had two feelings: sympathy and inspiration. William & Mary does not

Notes from my semester in the Business “block”

I just finished my first semester at the Mason School of Business in the core curriculum classes lovingly referred to as the “block”. It was a whirlwind; hard to believe that 12 weeks have flown by so swiftly. For those of you sophomores (or maybe freshmen) hoping to study business at the College, here’s some

Time scales everything

I had the pleasure of being at an intimate dinner party with Bob Simon, an extraordinary man of whom, quite frankly, I had never heard of prior to our encounter at the dinner table. Bob happened to be the same Robert E. Simon, Jr., who founded the planned suburban living community now known as Reston

Summer in Vienna – no, not in Austria… in Virginia!

I’m not one to usually brag, but I think it’s fair enough to say I have the best summer internship of everyone I know (Tough crowd: there’s several Congressional interns on Capitol Hill, a National Geographic grantee spending her summer scuba diving, a financial intern in Singapore, an oil industry intern in the U.A.E., a


This week, I sat in on and conducted interviews for the first time. One common trend: dead silences. I was shocked at the number of people who ran out of things to say, or the people who seemingly had no personalities, or the people who wanted the job so badly they embarrassed themselves. It’s okay to be

District of [Columbia] Cupcakes!

I set a goal for myself this semester: to eat at as many of the local cupcake shops as possible. Each neighborhood is home to many “boutique bakeries,” each of which specializes in special flavors, classes, décor and atmosphere. I’m proud to say that in the last 2 months, I’ve had at about a dozen

Campus Culture Shock

I’ve made two weekend mini-pilgrimages back to campus since I arrived in Washington DC, the first for a cappella auditions and the second to haggle with advisors, the registrar, and the financial aid office. Without being Captain Obvious, I’d like to make it very clear that Williamsburg and Washington DC, two capitals in their own

Lessons well learned

It’s hard to believe that a third of the semester has flown by. After endless metro rides, museum detours, and fascinating classes, the transition from campus life to “the real-world” has been challenging. I’ve learned more about myself than I ever anticipated, some lessons harder than others, but all beneficial. College is not the real

I have a feeling we’re not in Williamsburg anymore

After a great move-in and orientation week, it’s easy to see that living a la Washington, DC will be much different than colonial dwelling.  First and foremost, there is no meal plan involved in apartment living. The William & Mary in DC Office loves to feed their students; we indulged in pizzas from Matchbox, ranging