A new beginning

Sometime in November, an internship opportunity came up and I decided to take a stab at it. Just applying to the internship was ridiculously difficult as I had to meet with the campus liaison and do several edits on my applications, which consisted of an essay, my resume, 2 recommendation letters, a placement statement and my transcript. After 3-4 revisions, several emails, and 3 meetings I got my application approved on the day the application was due.

Well…I had given up all hope on this internship since the level of competition seemed a bit too high and I had a big hunch that my odds seem slim. I thought I had been eliminated the first round, but yesterday I got a phone interview and was completely caught off guard and unprepared. Then today, I got a missed call and a letter indicating my acceptance to the program!

What is this program? Well it is the U.S.- China Bilateral Trade Internship Program, which is ran through The Washington Center and sponsored by Boeing =) 10 students from 3 universities in China are selected, and 10 from 3 universities in the U.S.

What does this mean? This means that I will be taking 2 quarters off of school and at the end of January I will be leaving to Washington DC and returning mid-May. Most of the cost will be covered by Boeing through a scholarship that accommodates for airfare, housing, health insurance and I will also be receiving a stipend.

I received the acceptance when I checked my email in class today and was really frustrated because I couldn’t freak out about it while listening to lecture hahah

Although I did get accepted..there are still many things I have to do before things get rolling…and I still have 1-2 more interviews to pass and many papers to fill….

Well…here is to…a new beginning!

Oh! and thanks to everyone who believed in me! I’m gonna need all the moral support I can get these next few months. There is still 1more big thing I’m hoping for..so hopefully..I can update about this internship opportunity soon..in the meantime..I’ll leave you pondering…. =)

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12 responses to “A new beginning

  1. Anonymous

    DAMN IT! I was sleeping when you called. Freakin A

  2. Symons

    Oh wow, congrats!

  3. congrats girl! i’m proud of you :]

  4. gosh… you’re just incredible. congrats dear šŸ™‚

  5. pris

    AWESOME!! GOOD LUCK!!

  6. Meesha

    I’m so happy for you but I’ll miss you when you’re gone! Have tons of fun and learn lots! Good luck!

  7. OMG! congratulations!!! ur internship location sounds so prestigious! good luck ne!

  8. Jfo

    Oh man…Thank you everyone for your kind words! It’s always so nice hearing from everyone =) I will try my best! you guys absolutely rock =D

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