“Cornell in Washington was my best semester.” Join us!

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Through academics, professional development and community engagement opportunities in Washington, DC, Cornell in Washington is your opportunity to put KNOWLEDGE into ACTION!

  • Earning Cornell credits

  • Gaining work experience and developing transferable skills

  • Obtaining practical experience by applying methods and theories learned in classes

  • Networking with professionals in your field for references and future job opportunities

  • Having fun, meeting new people, and enjoying an enormous range of cultural and recreational activities!

Learn why Cornellians from all majors often refer to their semester in Washington as the “best semester” of their time as an undergraduate!

Informational meeting:
Monday February 12, 2018

4:45pm GSH G76

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Meet James Bessoir

Name: James Bessoir
Major: Government and History
Internship: NASA Headquarters
Semester Spent in D.C.: SP 2017

-Working at NASA was a great opportunity, why did you choose it?

I wanted to do something different. I’ve always been interested in space and space science on the side. I thought if I could do something that merged that with policy and government that I would have a really cool job opportunity.
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