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Thanks to those who did post relevant replies. After the holiday weekend, I'm going to make a renewed effort--milking my contacts, continuing my research on the local job market, and reaching out past CH. As per the other questions.
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I was curious, none of these internships or fellowships panned out into a job? follow-up question, why would you intern for a place you wouldnt want to work for?
Two reasons. First, these positions were unpaid for a reason. I contacted the offices and offered my "skills" up for free if they had a position that I believed would simultaneously benefit my resume and store of "skills". Luckily, I managed to find three of these positions. Unfortunately, the most noteworthy office I've worked for--while sharing my own hometown--is on the "wrong" side, so to speak. Second, in my other positions I had reached the maximum position available outside of some odd board appointment that I would have to court for a year or more. Keep in mind, I am a political science--not econ--major. There really are not that many work-X-amount-of-time-for-free-and-maybe-we-will-hire-you-later-schemes. At least, not in the BCG, McKinsey, Bain sort of way. @stop flaunting your alma mater poster, I was vague from the start to avoid any accusations of that sort. I know where my degree stands in the grand order of things. Sometimes, It may not be enough to bury it under vague references.
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Lol, every DC thread always degenerates to "where can I party or meet cute chicks".
To all those concerned about 'cute chicks'. I would only reverse my previous effort and highlight my tenure at Berkeley. I'm probably 'hotter' than that male model who is still learning how to drink. I mean, when I go to a bar I start with a bold I win and order a small Bud Light. Of course, I finish with a neat Islay to sip while I stare at my 500 dollar pair of Aldens and fiddle with my RLPL tie.