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  • Jett Choquette 5:59 pm on January 28, 2011 Permalink
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    Interning at holaciudad.com 

    About Me:

    Internships are one of the main reasons I chose to come to American University (AU). Between studying in Washington, D.C. and the many resources at AU, internship opportunities seem endless. As a second semester junior, holaciudad.com is my fifth internship.

    I am a double major in Public Communication and Spanish Studies. I have always been told that if you can write well you can do anything. And to me that’s what studying communication is: a way to learn skills I can apply to any career I do. As for Spanish, since high school I have loved the language and been intrigued by the many cultures of Latin America and Spain.

    In high school I studied abroad in Spain. The experience convinced me that Spanish is something I want to make part of my professional life. Holaciudad.com is my first internship where all my work is in Spanish, however all of my internships have been within the field of communication. Before interning at holaciudad.com I interned for a start-up website, a small communication firm, an interest group and a government agency. (More …)

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    • Jennifer Carignan 6:47 pm on February 3, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      You make a great point about taking advantage of the opportunities that DC has to offer, particularly related to internships. I look forward to reading more!

  • Ethan Miller 5:00 pm on January 28, 2011 Permalink
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    A Little Information About Alta Gracia 

    Since junior year of high school, I have been very involved in the national student organization United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS), working on their high school program for two years. In the last few years, we won two huge victories against apparel giants Nike and Russel Athletic (owned by Fruit of the Loom). Then, last year, the largest supplier of collegiate apparel, Knight Apparel, opened a factory in Villa Alta Gracia in the Dominican Republic that is meant to be a model factory in the global apparel industry. (More …)

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    • miranda78 4:05 pm on February 2, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I am also interested in labor issues, particularly child labor, so I can’t wait to hear more about your work at Alta Gracia.

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