Posted by Matsui Washington Fellow Yixi Zhao.
Life has a funny way of giving back what you put out. My semester in D.C. was like that, the more I did the more I got out of my experience. I never thought that I would be able to get into the graduate internship program at the World Bank; I never thought that I would do campaign strategy consulting with Notre Dame fellows; I never thought that I would meet life-long friends from UCD and UCSB. But I did, all because I made up my mind to take on the challenge of going to D.C. I am so fortunate that I have been able to embrace my mature and professional self!