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  • ellen 8:06 pm on October 31, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Getting Ready for Congress 

    Since the start of the semester, my priority to coordinate invitations for the Congressional Luncheon. Every year PHA hosts a lunch on Capitol Hill to bring patients, caregivers, and medical professionals to Congress to teach Representatives about PH and the PH Research Act.

    Out of all the projects I’ve worked on this one feels the most real and it is definitely the most intense. And the most frightening. That’s probably because I have more responsibility for this project then for other projects. (More …)

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  • Stephanie Quinton 7:08 am on March 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Congress loves us! 

    Hey all!

    I am sorry I have not been posting for a while. The perks about interning for a federal agency is that you can make an impact on the federal government, but the worst part is ….. congress reviews your office.

    Allegations of harsh enforcement on fisherman has been brought to the U.S. Congress’ attention. With that said, my office has been working long hours to compile numbers, statistics, names, and actions. Late nights, early mornings, and everything in between has been happening.

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    • fblume 4:27 pm on March 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      You are so right! One person, it doesn’t matter which party, can say, “We need to know about ____!” or “____ is an outrage!” and the staffers have 10 minutes to pull together all the facts about a particular topic. It takes a certain kind of stamina and dedication to deal with that element of the unanticipated!

  • Alex Priest 6:25 am on February 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Just Getting Started–A Quick Introduction 

    Hi there, and thanks for taking a minute to read my first post! First, allow me to introduce myself.

    My name is Alex Priest and I’m a junior studying marketing, public communications, and statistics here at American University. The past three years have been filled with amazing experiences–from the 2008 election and President Obama’s inauguration to my personal experience studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark just this past fall. I’ve learned a lot both on-campus in classes and extracurricular activities, as well as off-campus through internships, networking events, and just day-to-day life in one of the world’s busiest and most influential cities.

    Speaking of internships, I’ve had some of the best internships around. Check below the cut for the rest of my quick introduction and my experiences in start-ups, politics, nonprofits and now, public relations agency work.

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    • FB 8:05 pm on February 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      WOW! How did you get all those internships and how did you pick Copenhagen? (That’s one of my favorite places.)

      So I’ll be you aren’t lucky! I’ll be you did some good networking at the very least. Share your stories!

      • Alex Priest 7:16 am on February 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Haha, well I have gotten to be pretty active in networking circles 😉 However, my first several internships really were based mostly off of my résumé and interview skills. Only MS&L can I say I really built my way into via networking

        Copenhagen was sort of a random pick, it was one of the few programs where I could take classes for BOTH of my degrees (and get credit for them). In the end though, it really couldn’t have been more perfect!

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