Oh! The Places You’re Going!


This is the post where I can act like a proud Mom. Granted, I’m bragging about my friends (not kids – don’t have any!), but I can still be proud, right?

Graduation is now about a month behind me. Since then, several good friends have scored incredible internships, fellowships and even (dare I say it?) jobs!

Here’s where some of my classmates are headed:

Teach For America. My good friend Christina got placed in Indianapolis – where she’s already a rockstar, having written for arts mag NUVO and been honored as Butler’s Top Female.

Sojourners Magazine. Betsy is joining me in D.C. this fall, where she’ll complete a year-long fellowship writing for the Christian social justice organization.

Fort Wayne News Sentinel. DC Roommate, sorority sister and fellow newspaper staffer Paige Chapman working up those byline credits at her hometown newspaper. She got her first byline in her first week, too. Fort Wayne is by no means the boonies; it’s the second-largest city in Indiana (right behind Indy).

Fleishman Hillard. Fellow Collegian staffer Allison is spending the summer in St. Louis at one of the world’s largest public relations firm.

Indianpolis Symphony Orchestra. Alyson Ahrns did at least 8 internships and STILL graduated a semester early! Now she’s working in communications for the ISO, and clearly loving it.

Grad School. Whether its for Student Affairs at Miami of Ohio, Speech Pathology at University of Illinois or cell biology at Michigan State University, these friends are pushing their brain power onward for another 2 or 3 years!

Other classmates are already living the dream – freelancing for NBC before going to law school or finishing pharmacy school before going full-time missionary.

And that quirky class of 40-odd NPR interns from last fall? Yup…they’ve moved on, too. Pretty sweet places, I might add:

Of course, you might say these are the exceptions. I still have scores of friends who haven’t landed a job. I continue to be thankful each and every day that I am employed – and applying what I’ve learned in school. That’s the best of both worlds.

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About Meg Biallas

Thoughts From A DC Intern Turned DCist. A twenty-something goes beyond traditional tourism to achieve Washingtonian authenticity.
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