College Xoice Wrap-Up

I learned and grew my skills exponentially through this internship. I’m extremely glad that I was chosen for this role and for this company! Working at a small tech startup, specifically with a smaller team, has made me realize how important communication is. In the beginning of the semester, my fellow intern and I spent…

My Internship Experience so far…

The College Xoice application is intended to aid high school students in deciding what college to attend. It is specifically geared towards first-generation college students and school districts in need of assistance. Currently, the main goal of the team this semester is to drive up traction on social media and continue to improve upon the…

Reflecting On My Internship at Massachusetts Advocates For Children

Since my internship has officially ended, I will use this last blog post to reflect on my experience at the Massachusetts Advocates For Children in Boston. Through the privilege of serving at the organization this summer, I have gained new skills that will be invaluable to me moving forward. I am excited to share my…

The Start of My College Xoice Journey

Hello world! My name is Kimberly Chen, but you can call me Kim. Some fun facts about me are that I have been on a swim team for over 8 years and my favorite stroke is freestyle! I also enjoy painting with acrylics in my free time because I find it super relaxing. However, I…

Ending my Time on Capitol Hill

Hi everyone!! I concluded my summer internship on Capitol Hill a few weeks ago, and have since been reflecting on the experience I had in such a fast moving, different environment. Looking back on my experience on the Hill, there are a few key takeaways I walked away with that will continue to inform my…

Berlin Wrap-Up

I spent this past summer participating in the International Internship Program in Berlin. I chose this program because it allowed me to earn credits while working full time in another country. Before starting this program, I had never had an internship nor been to Europe, so this program was full of firsts. I went in…

To My Pre-IIP Self

Oh my, it’s the last week. I can’t believe I’m already saying that. One more week in Berlin and I’m out of Europe for a while. Well, kind of. This weekend I’m taking a short trip to Strasbourg, France which I’m seriously looking forward to, and then I’m returning to Berlin to meet up with…

Cleveland Closure: Final Takeaways from My Frederick Internship

At the end of July, my internship with the North Shore AFL-CIO in Cleveland officially came to a close. On one hand, I left more confident than ever about my next steps and determined to have a successful senior year at Pitt. On the other hand, I had become so comfortable in Cleveland and at…

A Full Time Berliner

I’ve been having such an amazing time in Berlin. I’ve grown to love this city, and it feels more and more like home each day. Whenever I think I’ve run out of new things to try, I discover more fun activities and cool places to explore. Being here has been a nice change from staying…

Wrapping Up My Senate Internship

As my internship has now come to a close, I will be checking in one last time with a reflection about this experience. I have gained many new skills throughout my internship on the Hill, and I am excited to share some takeaways from my experience.  Academically, I gained a deeper appreciation for the intersectionality…