Making the Most of Your Internship: Networking 101

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phillipi_gina_whobamacareevent_S14By Gina Phillipi, CAPPP Ambassador

Networking may seem like an intimidating process for new interns. You worry about what you’re going to say, who you’re going to try to talk to, and how you’ll make an impression. Here are some helpful hints to make networking a more effective and less stressful process.

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Must See DC: Five Spots to Explore

miller_anaika_cherryblossoms_S14by Anaika Miller, CAPPP Ambassador

You’ve secured your internship, you’ve got your airfare booked and your wardrobe is ready to pack–and now you’re thinking about all the places you want to see once you’re in Washington, DC. Continue reading Must See DC: Five Spots to Explore

Sustainable DC: The Top Five Ways DC is Going Green

whitaker_alexis_jeffmem_S14by Alexis Whitaker, CAPPP Ambassador

Like many cities across the US, Washington, DC is adopting practices to minimize its environmental impact and maximize energy  efficiency. Washington now has a comprehensive 20-year plan called Sustainable DC that aims to make the city “the healthiest, greenest, and most livable city in the United States.”

Here  are five of the most impactful efforts the city has undertaken to ensure environmental quality.

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“Obvious and quantifiable benefits”: Alexis Whitaker

whitaker_alexis_jeffmem_S14by Alexis Whitaker, CAPPP Ambassador

How My Cousin Convinced Me to Apply

I had heard about the Quarter in Washington Program around campus—who could miss all those flyers? However, it was my cousin who convinced me to look into the program further.

Sitting down to lunch with family on the Fourth of July, my cousin suggested I look into the program that had led her to Washington several years ago. After completing the Quarter in Washington Program at UC Davis she’d moved out to DC to start her career and never left. Continue reading “Obvious and quantifiable benefits”: Alexis Whitaker

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