Category: W&M in Washington

Katie’s Top Ten

As I sit here typing, erasing, and re-typing words on this blank document to try and express how busy but fun my internship has been so far, I realized that I haven’t even talked about who I’m interning for and what I’m doing. This summer I have the wonderful opportunity to intern at the Human

DCSI-LCE Week 3: Internship Week 1 Recap

This past week included my first four days as the AidData Fellow of the United States’ Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Already I have completed two live projects, am working on one more as we speak, and I have three more on the docket once that is completed. To be specific as to the kind of

A Busy Introduction

The following account of David Solimini’s visit is provided by Guest Blogger Kiara Earle May 12,2014 On the first day of the Washington DC Summer Institute, students have come from a number of different paths to reach our destination in the city. Interviews and countless applications no longer hang over our heads, as students excitedly

“If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try”

With two weeks of classes under my belt and a mild understanding of the Metro system I’m off to my internship. I’m not going to lie, after the initial intoxication of excitement that filled me as I sent off the email accepting my internship wore off, I was terrified. My brain was a tornado of

DCSI-LCE Week 2: Lifetime Speech and Happy Memorial Day!

I would like to start off by wishing a Happy Memorial Day to all the brave men and women who have ever served in the United States’ Armed Forces: words cannot even begin to describe my gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices you all have made in letting freedom to still ring from sea to

“You learn something from everything you get into.”

Usually I spend my summers stacking up educational books to read by the pool and then switch them out for The Hunger Games or Harry Potter but I decided that this summer I should actually do something educational.  That’s why I applied for the DC Summer Institute for New Media and I was lucky enough

DCSI-LCE Week 1: I Can’t Tell Where the Journey Will End, But I Know Where to Start

This past Wednesday, Professor Stelljes asked all of us within the Leadership and Community Engagement Institute (LCE) of William & Mary’s D.C Summer Institute (DCSI) to describe our experience so far in 2 words or less. I described my experience up to that point in just one word,”AHHHHHHH!”, which is a word that still remains accurately reflective

Last Days of the William & Mary Washington Winter Program

I don’t know how it was possible, but the last two days of the William & Mary Winter Washington Program were even busier than the first five. Wednesday was our “Capitol Hill Day,” and like anyone who has a job on the Hill we did not stop all day. We started at the Senate Foreign

William & Mary Winter Washington Seminar: Day 3 and 4 Overviews

Monday was a fantastic day for the William & Mary Washington Winter Program. Not only did I go home with ten frozen fingers and a bag full of EPA booklets, but also with a new confidence in my journey discovering my own career path. We started our day by visiting the USAID office where we

Day 2 of the William & Mary Washington Program

To my surprise, the government and Metro were not closed due to the snow and ice which meant that Friday could go as planned. We met at the National Archives where a William & Mary alumnus gave us a private tour. Aside from the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, he showed us many unique documents