As a college junior, I set my sights on participating in my university’s study/intern-in-Washington program. Word on campus was that the program was quite selective, particularly for students like me who were applying from outside of the school of public policy, so I took great pains to prepare and put on my most professional 20-year-old face.
Not long after sitting down in front of the three-member interview panel, one of the the panelists seriously tested my composure and professionalism. On his large, shiny forehead he had a scab, which he scratched, dragging blood across his brow. As the meeting went on he kept touching his head and making the bloody smear worse and worse. I didn’t know whether to laugh or vomit, but he showed no sign that he was aware of the situation.
Luckily, I kept it together and made it to Washington, D.C., to intern at the National Park Service and study public policy, a step that definitely contributed to getting me where I am today. As a bonus, I got a story to tell.
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