This last semester, I spent my semester participating in the Michigan in Washington program. I spent 4 months living, working, and experiencing D.C., and it was a city I completely fell in love with. I knew that, besides working in politics, D.C. was just a perfect fit for me as a city. Between the history, the people, the young atmosphere, and the local culture, I felt like this was the city I wanted to work with.
This summer, I will be working at a research and advisory firm called Gartner. Gartner is an industry-leading, one of a kind company that specializes in developing companies to reach their full potential.
As I look back on the beginning of my internship, I am amazed by how much I am able to learn in a new setting. While my internship during the Michigan in Washington was very political, this one is very business-oriented. I had never had an internship even remotely like this. However, between all the great interns I’m working with and the staff I am supporting, I have been able to learn so much about the business sector that I was worried I’d never be able to learn.