Noel Mendoza - Entry 5
What is the most valuable lesson you learned during your internship?
The most valuable lesson I learned during my internship is the value of Hill experience. Knowing people, the politics and the procedures of the office is what counts. This experience has helped me translate knowledge into practice. No matter how many books you read, what school you attend and training you receive off the Hill, you really have no creditability when it comes to the Capitol Hill. And this is what my internship experience has given me-credibility. This intangible concept that is difficult to quantify is my ticket to this exclusive show.
Please summarize your internship experience in one word. Initiation.