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Thinking About the Future Following Washington Internship

I just wanted to start this blog with a thank you to everyone involved with my internship because it truly was a fantastic experience. Working in D.C. was eye-opening to say the least, with so many new experiences and new information everywhere you looked.

Washington, DC

I learned so much about the way our government works and which committees, representatives, staffers, etc. are the ones that should be spoken to when working on various issues. I also learned many of the basic ins and outs of lobbying and …

Posted by pasquinid in Internships on Monday June 4, 2018 at 11:34AM
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Life is a Journey, Not a Destination

If you told me my first-year in college that I was going to graduate school, I would have laughed at you and say, “Oh sure!” Fast forward three-and-a-half years later, I’m laughing at myself.

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Never would I see myself getting my bachelor’s and now my master’s. It was not the path I had in mind. Now that I see the benefits and working as a graduate assistant, I am very happy with the path I am taking.

A wise-man by the name of Ralph Waldo Emerson stated, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” …

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Seeing Positive Results from Summer Internship in DC

Washington, DC

This week I worked a lot on business development. I looked into various new pieces of legislation and how they could hurt or benefit potential parties. I then looked at which companies we could talk to and try and represent. I looked in depth at their company product or service and create a list of potential points that we could help them solve. I then used the information I found to create a strategy about how to accomplish these goals and land the company as a client.

Washington, DC

The rest of my week was …

Posted by pasquinid in Internships on Monday June 4, 2018 at 10:30AM
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Lunch with the Senator

This week I received the feedback on my telehealth strategy memo and worked to make the corrections sending in a revised draft to Jenn for further evaluation. I was also tasked with creating a PowerPoint explaining the basics of managed care organizations and various other aspects of insurance coverage for a client. I was asked by another member of the Chamber Hill Strategies team to start compiling contact data for various organizations that would benefit from knowledge coming out the National …

Posted by pasquinid in Internships on Friday June 1, 2018 at 02:39PM
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Getting the Experience to be Career-Ready in DC

This week I felt a lot more comfortable with working in Washington D.C. I have become more accustomed to the fast paced life style. In addition to the conference calls I was allowed to sit on, I got to accompany another member of the Chamber Hill Strategies firm to a few meetings with some of the staff of a Senator.

Washington, DC

This was an awesome experience, and I was able to ask these individuals about what it is they do in the Senator’s office and how the office works in general. I got plenty of feedback…

Posted by pasquinid in Internships on Friday June 1, 2018 at 02:26PM
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Learning the Art of Lobbying in Washington, DC

Upon completing my first week as an intern at Chamber Hill Strategies, I have come to the realization that Washington D.C. is extremely up tempo when compared to basically everywhere else I have ever lived. D.C. is an information super highway: there are endless new things to learn about policy, politics, and lobbying. With that being said, I spent a good portion of this week getting brought up to speed with the help of many of my co-workers.

Washington, DC internship

I have also had the pleasure of accompanying a …

Posted by pasquinid in Internships on Thursday May 24, 2018 at 02:46PM
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The Best Job on Campus is at Base Camp

Often when I first meet parents either on campus or in the community, their first question is, “What do you do for MU?” The reply for me is easy, “I have the best job on campus!” Describing that job is a bit more complicated, because between the wide array of services offered in the Student Success Center (SSC), and the diversity of our work, it is hard to recap in just a sentence or two.

Discover Your Path to Success

I have used a variety of metaphors over the years to describe what happens in our department, ranging from…

Posted by pasquinid in Academics, Student Services on Thursday May 24, 2018 at 02:12PM
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