I was very close to not attending this seminar. In mid-April I had received an email from my school’s career services office and knew that I had to jump on this opportunity. I had little time to complete and send in my application, but the stress was worth it. Participating in PLEN’s foreign policy seminar was a life changing experience.
Washington, DC is an interesting city. It’s spread out, but it feels small. I had never imagined myself living or working here, but now there’s no doubt I love this city! Thanks to PLEN, I was able to visit amazing sites, such as the State Department and the Human Rights Watch office, and hear from inspiring professional women who are leaders in a variety of organizations, such as USAID and the German Marshall Fund. Most of all, I enjoyed meeting like-minded young women who are passionate about politics, global issues, and the future of our world. The friendships I made are indispensable.
If you have any interest in attending, you should go. A PLEN seminar is an invaluable experience. It helped me more concretely visualize what I want as a future career and helped boost my confidence, particularly in professional settings. Just imagine, what can PLEN do for you and your dream? Lastly, I would like to thank the entire PLEN family for sponsoring me and for organizing such an enlightening seminar. This experience would not have been possible without them.