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  • Carl Huang 10:39 pm on March 9, 2011 Permalink
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    Thank you Gabe – What I learned from my intern colleague 

    It has been a long while since the last post, but I am glad to announce that I am back to business! Like most of the writers here, there were a lot going on in my organization, we held an in-service meeting, an US-Japan relations event on the hill, two info sessions for our fellows and there are even more to come by the end of March.

    However, being an intern for 3 months, I feel that while benefitted from assisting programs and attending events, I have also learned a lot from my colleague intern, Mr. Gabriel Dominguez. Since this is the final week of Gabe’s internship before he returns to California, I believe now would be the best time for me to write a post about my colleague. (More …)

    • miranda78 6:37 pm on March 21, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      What a kind and thoughtful blog post! I also think it is great how you enhance all of your blogs with great photos.

  • Carl Huang 2:29 pm on February 8, 2011 Permalink
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    Are you ready to meet Mr. Ambassador? 

    After a Super bowl/Chinese New Year weekend, it’s finally time for baseball! internship blogging. In this post, I would like to share a story of my own as an intern.

    It is normal for our foundation to have visitors. Some visitors come in the morning to see our director and talk about potential cooperation. There are also press members who come in for interviews about the Korean Peninsula situation from time to time.

    Like many stories, this one happened on an ordinary mid-January day. That afternoon, I was told that one of our board members was going to visit the office. “Interns should also come because we will be introduced as staff members to him”, my colleague said.

    With the impression that this would simply be a meeting with formal greeting, self-introduction and handshaking, I walked into the conference room and took a seat. Little did I know I would then experience probably the most unforgettable 90 minutes of my life as an intern.
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    • miranda78 8:02 pm on February 9, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Wow that great you got to meet and learn from a real Ambassador!

    • Francine Blume 5:54 pm on February 11, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      You are SO RIGHT!! The best advice is to BE PREPARED!

  • Carl Huang 3:02 am on February 1, 2011 Permalink
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    First week in the office 

    Before introducing my real works as an intern, I think it would be a better idea to take a step back to look at how it all started – the first week. Comparing to major Think Tanks, The Mansfield Foundation office is relatively small, with a total of 9 staffs (2 interns  included!) plus an office in Missoula, Montana and another one in Tokyo, Japan.

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    • Jennifer Carignan 6:51 pm on February 3, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      More great advice from David! I especially like the “defining success” question — it’s so important for both sides to set expectations early in the internship. Great work!

    • Jennifer Carignan 6:53 pm on February 3, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Also, Portland Sea Dogs games are a blast! 🙂

  • Carl Huang 11:21 pm on January 29, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: Exchange Student, , Mansfield, Taiwan,   

    Carl, an AU intern 

    Hi, I am Pi-Cheng “Carl” Huang (黃畢誠), a Taiwanese exchange student at American studying International Relations. Growing up in Taiwan, things are very different at AU to my home university, National Chengchi University(國立政治大學) in Taipei. Therefore, writing for “AU Interns” would be a wonderful way to share my intern experiences and challenges through out the semester of 2011 Spring (yes, it’s LIVE) from a foreign student’s perspective.

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