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Author: Laura May

It was a fun week at Capacity Builders because it was the kick-off meeting for this summer’s institute! Getting ready for this kick-off meeting was much more than just figuring out what I’d say when we went around the room … Continued

Author: Roger Brown

Hello everyone!  I am Aaron Brown, a MPA Candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and you have stumbled upon the inaugural week of my Professional Work Experience (PWE) blog series.  Each Monday of Summer ’18, I’m … Continued

Author: Laura May

Hi Everyone! My name is Laura May and I am very excited to be sharing my summer internship experiences on this blog. This summer I have the opportunity to go intern with the Capacity Builders program of the Guilford County … Continued

Author: Toney Thompson

I was asked recently by a professor how my internship experience was and any insights that I may have had with such a unique opportunity. Toney: “I learned that government is hard and complex” Professor: “Really, that’s your key takeaway?” … Continued

Author: Tara Nattress

So— It’s my last full time week at the NCDEQ and I have mixed feelings. The summer has flown by, faster than I ever could have anticipated, and I’ve learned so much here and finally have gotten used to the … Continued

Author: Samuel Yeager

The final week of the internship is here, and the final week of summer as well. Classes start next week, and too soon I’ll be trying to read way too much and casting back to fond times of untangling the … Continued

Author: Eli Valsing

I finished up my final week in Pine Knoll Shores on July 28, but am not quite finished with the job. On August 3rd, I submitted the PARC survey analysis power point presentation and this Wednesday I’ll present the findings … Continued

Author: Samuel Yeager

The final fortnight of the internship has arrived, kicking off with a meeting with my supervisor where I admitted, “looking back over the last two months, I’m not really sure if I’ve done anything useful for you.” That got a … Continued

Author: Richelle Grogg

In recent years the Triangle Community Foundation has begun hosting an annual luncheon in the Triangle to bring together the community to discuss things that really matter. The event is aptly named, “What Matters?” and this past year focused on … Continued

Author: Alexandra Jones

Well, today is my last day of my internship with Girls on the Run of the Triangle. This week has been full of farewell lunches and final meetings, but yesterday I still managed to squeeze in a day trip to … Continued