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Our blog posts are written by Penn students for Penn students, to share tips and strategies for success in Washington. This is a new project for us; scroll down for State Department, Networking, and FGLI advice, and remember to subscribe to our weekly newsletter for new blog series announcements.



Tip #6: Thank You!

Tip #6: Thank You!

A quick summary interview tips: ●  Be 2-5 Minutes Early ●  Be the Center of Your Screen ●  Research, Prepare Questions ●  Dress for Success ●  Build Rapport Back to the story. You’ve just ended your Zoom call. Before you go to class or do your next task, send a thank...

Tip #7: Maintaining your connections

Tip #7: Maintaining your connections

A quick summary of follow-up tips: ●  Remember to send ​prompt​ follow-ups ●  Make sure your follow-up is substantive, genuine, and specific to your conversation. If you’ve come this far in your relationship-building adventure, you’ve likely seen that relationships...

Navigating D.C. on a Budget Series

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