Participating in the Dream Careers-Washington, D.C. internship program had a personal impact on my preparation for life. Because of my experiences in the program, I am now confident in my ability to successfully live anywhere in the world.
I am from a small, rural community in Arkansas and have never lived in a large city independently. So often I hear stories about people who go to “the big city” and quickly return home because they were not able to handle the change of pace or make wise decisions.
Living in the nation’s capital educated me about the necessary skills one needs to live on their own, especially if they are in a new environment.
Now I don’t fear living outside of familiar territory, which has led and will continue to lead me to new places.