On January 12, TFAS welcomed the Capital Semester class of Spring 2011 to Washington, DC. The students have had a busy week, visiting many DC institutions for briefings and tours including the State Department, the Library of Congress, the Capitol Building and the World Bank. The students also enjoyed a fun-filled evening ice-skating at the Sculpture Gardens on the National Mall.
Students were welcomed to Capital Semester by alumna Julie Tegho. While participating in the Fall 2008 program, she interned with the Potomac Institute. Julie is currently a project associate at TerraBuilt International. She offered the CS students a few words of advice on how to make the most of their experience in Washington. Below is an excerpt from her remarks:
“You are going to learn so much about yourself and about what this city has to offer. Remember that Capital Semester is not only about classes and the internship. Let DC be your classroom. Go to Dupont Circle. Visit the Library of Congress, Iwo Jima or Arlington Cemetery. Have a cupcake at Georgetown Cupcake. Go watch a Caps or Wizards game. Network, don’t be shy. Take advantage of these 4 months. Have the time of your life at your own pace.
Capital Semester will help you think about your next step: whether it is a summer internship, graduate school, the Peace Corps, an MBA, a law degree, work on the Hill – the possibilities are endless, just don’t be afraid. Embrace the challenge. We are all here to help you see better where you are going. That’s the magic of TFAS.”