Guest Posted by Nia Boone; Support Intern
As a freshman at Towson University, it didn’t take me long to adjust to being independent. As the oldest of four, I’ve always had a sense of responsibility. College was only an extension of what my mother has been preparing me for all my life. Now a rising senior and IT major, I can truly feel proud of my accomplishments, and it feels great knowing I am making my family proud.
Working in Capitol Hill has been so exciting for me. As a native to the DMV, I love everything about D.C. Growing up, my mother always encouraged me to go out and explore. Anywhere with a local train station was a reason for me to go out. I love gaining new experiences and meeting different people, and this has helped me so much throughout college. Towson was the perfect place for me to explore and make memories.
When I first visited iConstituent on my interview day, I was very nervous. I have never been interviewed for a job like this and I was the only woman in my group. Once the interview process started, I realized the focus of the interview was getting to know me as a person. It felt great to be able to have casual conversation instead of being asked questions I had no answer to. I left that day feeling confident and grateful for the experience. Now in my third week as an intern, it is amazing to know that I somehow left my mark during the interview process. I was given the opportunity to learn and grow with a great company and great people. The personality and woman that my parents helped nurture left a memorable impression. I am able to apply things that I’ve been learning in school, and even better, I get to learn something new. This overall experience has been inspirational and exciting, and I am anxious to see what my next life experience will bring.