Hello my fellow blog readers! It’s been a while since I’ve written a post because the senior life has been keeping me so busy! Now that I’ve gotten adjusted to my schedule, I can take the time to catch you all up on what’s been going on with my life.
Taking the Metro: Best stops for the best sights
I’ve had an amazing time traveling around the city using the Metro, which is free for WashU students. I loved getting to see the city that way! Here are some of my favorite spots in St. Louis that fall right on the Metro line.
‘Summer days, slipping away’: My summer internships!
As I enjoy the last few days of my internships, I can’t believe how fast the time went by. I had a wonderful summer working for the Communications department at the Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer as well as writing for a group of local newspapers. Here’s a bit more about what I worked on this summer!
Countless cover letters: Applying for summer internships
Yes, it is true that you will receive far more nos than yesses. I definitely did. But what people don’t tell you is that the most common response you will receive will be absolute silence. Even after follow up emails, the large majority of places I contacted never responded to me. For a while it felt like I was shouting into the void, and every day I lost a little bit of hope of ever getting that miraculous “yes.” And then I did.
A Not So Hidden Gem
The Career Center at Wash U has many helpful resources for students, but its work groups are some of its best resources. While work groups now represent a variety of interests, from engineering to entertainment, the government and public policy work group was the first of its kind. Students and faculty created it to provide […]
Internship Stories: Surprise! You’re a Committee Head!
You can’t know everything about an internship from the application, and this was definitely the case with my internship at Summerbridge. The night I arrived in Hong Kong, I got an email saying that I was selected for a leadership position I didn’t even know existed.
Heading to Hong Kong: How I Chose My Internship
It is always so difficult to choose what to do for the summer! Here is how I came to my plan for this summer and how it fits in with my present career goals.
Not So Lazy Days
In college, the options for how to spend your summer are endless. You could take classes to get ahead, intern in the field you’re interested in, or get a summer job, to name just a few possibilities. I’m spending the first half of my summer relaxing at home while working on my study abroad application […]
What to Do When You’re Away from WashU
When you’re in St. Louis in the midst of balancing course work and social events, it is easy to forget that summer is coming. Summer during your time as an undergraduate can mean a lot of different things. For some people, the summer months are a time to see family and enjoy the comforts of […]
Photo(s) of the Week: Chicago Firm Crawl
This weekend WIAD (Women in Architecture and Design), a student-run club on campus, organized a firm crawl in Chicago. Our group of around 11 girls visited 8 firms over 3 days that focused in either architecture or design.
Real Talk: Internships and Resumes
Now that I’m in my final year at school, resumes and job applications are a very salient worry for me. The last thing I want to do is graduate from WashU and then immediately find myself in my parents’ house again with no career prospects. It’s especially nerve racking when I hear that my friends […]
NYC Summer: Adult Edition
Before I left for school, my grand-little came to visit me in New York. While we were catching up, she referred to me as an adult. I was shocked hearing this. If someone younger than me perceives me as an adult, then I’m officially an adult, right?
Prague Updates: Internship Interviews
So class has started today. It was a nice weekend but, of course, they never last as long as you want them to and before I knew it I was back in class getting lectured at again. I finished before 1 though so I was able to come back and just relax, get some food […]
Being a Real Person 101
As this summer has gone on, it’s begun to dawn on me that I only have one year left as an undergraduate student at WashU. In less than a year, I have to have a job or enroll in graduate school. I have to be a real, living, breathing adult with responsibilities like feeding myself and not burning down my apartment. Anyone who knows me knows that this is going to be a long, uphill battle. I’m still in the “stay-in-my-pajamas-all-day-and-eat-cereal-out-of-the-box-to-try-and-find-the-toy” phase of my life. But here are some things I’ve learned on my quest for adulthood.
An internship of a lifetime
Rising senior Priyanka Reddy has been experiencing the fast-paced lifestyle of a New York City fashion designer this summer. She credits a WashU Career Center counselor with helping her land this internship at Derek Lam, which she said is crucial to her future career. Here’s her story…