When you step onto the campus of The Catholic University of America, you will be immersed in a community like no other. Since my first visit during Odyssey Day 2014, I knew Catholic would soon become a second home. As far as my choice to pursue a career in social work, I felt connected to the National Catholic School of Social Service’s (NCSSS) mission statement. … Continue reading Social Work: Why Catholic?
Internships are a huge aspect of life at Catholic University. Hear from Anna G., a resident of Northern Virginia and a sophomore at Catholic U. studying politics, on her experience and advice on searching for internships. One cold afternoon in February I sat in the stacks of the library on campus and began my search for an internship or job for the upcoming summer. When … Continue reading How to have an Inter(n)esting Summer
I will never forget the first time that I stepped off the train in Leuven, Belgium, my new home for the Fall 2017 semester while I complete an internship at the European Parliament in Brussels. As I dragged my suitcases onto the platform, I had one thought: waffles. Immediately the smell flooded my nose, and the two other CUA students with me noticed the same … Continue reading From One Capitol to the Next: Welkom in België!
One of the first times that I visited Catholic University and the Busch School of Business and Economics, I received a t-shirt, which had a quote on the back that I will never forget. The quote was from Pope Francis’ Laudato Sì, where he stated, “Business is a noble vocation,” (129). Upon joining the Busch School of Business and Economics, this quote guided me in my … Continue reading The Busch School Ethics
I can’t believe that after four months, my time in Melbourne is coming to an end. I remember the first day when I landed at the airport and moved into my apartment as if it were yesterday, and in a couple of weeks I will be doing that same 26-hour traveling experience all over again. These past four months have been some of the best of … Continue reading Melbourne Reflections
At the expense of revealing myself as a super nerd, I’ll admit that I’ve had the same professional goals since I was in middle school. From the days of awkward haircuts, braces, and horrific plaid uniforms, I’ve known that my dream is to earn my PhD in clinical psychology, and one day open my own psychotherapy practice. When it came time to start applying for … Continue reading Why Catholic: The Psychology Edition
I can’t count the number of times I’ve been asked, “Why Catholic University?” since I made my college decision last year. “Because I want to study theology.” This usually springs a second question: “Why theology?” I think I have to answer both questions at once. Growing up right outside of D.C., I always knew how much the area has to offer an active learner. I’ve … Continue reading Why I Chose CUA to Study Theology