As a rising senior in college, I realized a stage in my life was ending. For the first time, I had to make important choices that would impact the beginning of my adult life. Researching and looking for internships was easy, but after being denied by several organizations, it began to take a toll on me. One of my friends recommended I look into the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. What attracted me to the Chamber is how they contribute to Arlington’s growth by supporting and providing resources to businesses in order to prosper. Organizing networking and community events creates a space for cooperation between businesses. It grants them opportunities to hear the voice of their biggest supporters, the Arlington community. I am a senior at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. The college I attend partners with the Lutheran College Washington Semester to bring political science students to the Arlington-Washington D.C. area. The program aims for students to gain experience in their field and expose them to the culture of these cities.
I will use what I learned at the Chamber when applying for job offers. After graduating in the spring of 2023, I plan to attend graduate school in the Washington, D.C. area to pursue a Master of Arts in European Studies. With this post-secondary education, I want to work for an organization in the government affairs department. I would like to thank the Arlington Chamber of Commerce team for allowing me to work and learn over the course of this semester.