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Veronica Gordon - Entry 5

What is the most valuable lesson you learned during your internship?

The most valuable lesson I learned while in D.C. was how important it is to act like a sponge - absorb everything - in order to get the most out of life.

I came here with an open mind and open heart, ready to learn and better understand politics, what it means to be Latina, and myself. While in D.C., every experience I had, every person I met, and every new fact I learned, I tried to take in fully. I realized that the resources I was given through this internship had to be utilized and taken full advantage of. I wanted to make sure that I got everything I could out of my summer here.

I learned that not only in a summer internship on the Hill, but in other experiences in life, one must absorb everything, learn from it, and take it with them on their next endeavor. I know that my experiences this summer have helped me better understand myself and will assist me in making educated decisions about my future.

Thank you, CHCI.

Please summarize your internship experience in one word. Thought-provoking.