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  • Erin Greenawald 12:10 am on October 26, 2012 Permalink
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    Exciting New Things! 

    Sorry it’s been a while, guys. As several of my fellow bloggers have mentioned recently, I’ve been juggling a lot.

    Yes, it’s meant a lot of long hours of work, little hours of sleep, and days where I truly feel like I can’t think another thought. But it’s also meant that a lot of exciting new things are happening.

    The biggest thing that’s been taking a lot of my time and energy is that The Daily Muse is organizing it’s first country-wide meet-up—and I’m in charge of the whole operation! I’ve been excited about the idea of getting our online community offline for a while, so I was thrilled that they trusted me enough to put it in my hands. I’ve also never organized an event in my life (unless you count my epic childhood birthday parties…), so I was both terrified of all the things I didn’t know how to do, and excited to learn them on the job.

    Thankfully, my team didn’t just leave me in the dust to figure everything out. I’ve never been afraid to ask for help, and my bosses and team members have always been willing to give it. It may seem like asking for help may make them doubt giving me the job, but I’ve always felt that it shows them that I care about the work I’m doing enough to make absolutely sure I’m doing it right. It’s important to note here that my requests for help are never just a blanket, “I’m lost, help me!” When asking for help at work, it’s important to come with specific questions or challenges, so your managers know you actually thought through it first. (For more tips on asking for help at work, check out this article by one of our seasoned career writers.)

    Anyway, I already feel like I’ve learned a ton, and the event is still two weeks away. If you’re interested in networking with some brilliant young-professionals, you should come! Details are here, and I’d love to see you there! (We’ll be doing it in 8 other cities across the U.S., so if you’re a non-D.C. reader we may be in your city too!)


    Other exciting things have been happening around the company too, thought most of them not directly related to me:

    First, we launched themuse.com, our beautiful first step in consolidating our magazine and our company profiles and becoming the one-stop shop for when you’re thinking about your career.

    Second, our founders were named Business Insider’s top 100 coolest people in New York’s tech scene this year!

    There’s a lot more exciting things happening behind the scenes, but not all of it’s public knowledge yet. Just know, there are PLENTY of exciting things to come from The Muse.

  • nn1702a 6:44 am on November 24, 2011 Permalink
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    Attending Events in DC Is A Must! 

    For my internship, I am lucky that I have been given the chance to attend events that are relevant to my position. So far, I have been to four events. They were all very interesting and exciting to attend, but I was amazed at how they related to my coursework at school. I also used one of the events that I attended, which was at the Brookings Institution in one of my presentations for class. These events are a great resource to attend regardless of whether or not you have an internship, which can be found online at DC Linktank. They are generally open to the public and all you need to do is RSVP if needed. I truly encourage everyone to go to one event off campus because we do have a lot at AU, but we are in DC and we should take advantage of our location. Going to events exposes you to a variety of global issues and different speakers, it’s something that anyone being a student and living in DC should do at least once! It’s also a really good place to meet and network with other interns and people who attend these events. By making the most out of your opportunities and resources you have available, you will gain a lot in return while interning. For me I think going to events in the city is one way to do so.  I have had special access to some private events through my internship (which I am so thankful for), but I also make time to attend public events at think tanks in downtown DC and it’s so worth the time.  I have learned so much by attending these events that I now know how to write memos about them, I am even more up to date with current events, and I hear both sides to the story on several topics. I am really glad that I have been to some this semester-it’s been a really wonderful experience and fun aspect of my internship.

  • Quinn Smeaton 4:34 am on July 6, 2011 Permalink
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    FPA 2011 Corporate Dinner 

    Although I intern with the FPA U Department at the Foreign Policy Association, I have also had the opportunity to help out with other departments. When I started in May, the Events Department was finishing up its season with four different events, ranging from lectures to dinners. Initially, I helped out by putting together goodie bags and stuffing invitations into envelopes. While you might think these tasks would be left to the interns, that was not the case. In fact, staff members from all departments helped out with event material preparation. Even though these tasks might have seemed tedious, it was a great way to meet other staff members from the office.

    Last month, FPA held its 2011 Corporate Dinner at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City. (More …)

  • ay5895a 3:15 pm on April 14, 2011 Permalink
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    Spice up the week with a tour of DCTC! 

    This week involved coordinating another RFI (Request for Information).  This specific RFI is the first of 5 documents from the same organization that is attempting to simply the RFI/RFP process for schools and providers.  The first RFI focuses on growth opportunities for teachers and leaders.  I have also been reading and summarizing some legislative bills for my supervisor, since part of her position focuses on education policy.

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    • miranda78 5:47 pm on April 18, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I really enjoyed the inside scoop you provided in this blog!

  • Jett Choquette 2:44 am on March 22, 2011 Permalink
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    Spring Is In The Air 

    As the second half of this semester marches forward I’m caught between wanting it to be over and to never end. During Spring break I was able to rest from both school and my internship though both were on my mind as I worked and attended a wedding. Never has what I’m doing in class and my internship duties been so closely related.

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    • miranda78 2:02 pm on March 23, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I did not know the Library of Congress held events. Cool!

  • Lauren Gentile 8:32 pm on March 13, 2011 Permalink
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    The Big Event 

    Two weeks ago I had the privilege of attending a kickoff event for one of our client’s new initiatives. The kickoff for the Campaign for Grade Level Reading was a 3-day event in Washington, D.C. for one of our major clients, the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
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    • monroe 9:31 pm on March 15, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply


      I am a freelance writer based in Massachusetts and I am writing an article about internships. Earlier today, I interviewed Francine Blume and she recommended I contact a few students on this blog. Essentially, I’d like to conduct a phone interview with you to get information about your experiences with internships.

      Specifically, the article looks at the internship culture in the US, where internships can excel and where they sometimes fall short, and examines what the “ideal” internship looks like. The goal of this article is to provide information to help students and even businesses make better decisions about internships.

      If you are interested, you can contact me at stephen.monroe156@gmail.com.

      Thank you,
      Stephen Monroe

  • ay5895a 2:48 am on February 23, 2011 Permalink
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    Networking is the Key 

    This week at Discovery, I had informational meetings with two people in my department.  First I had a meeting with one of the managers for the partnerships/sponsorships section of Discovery Education (DE).  I networked with her, since I helped her judge the “Explore the Blue” essays.  She was very helpful in describing the role of the partnerships and sponsorships team.  Basically, DE partners with various companies (Siemens, 3M, etc.) to sponsor contests for students.  Some of the current ones include the 3M Young Scientists Challenge and the Siemens We Can Change the World contest.

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    • miranda78 2:46 pm on February 25, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      You seem to be gaining valuable advice and information from people all over the office. It is great you have the chance to interact with a lot of people!

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