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    Disney or D.C.?

    I need some advice. I am trying to decide which internship program I want to do... a Disney (College Program) or a Congressional Internship. I am a poli sci major, and I need to build a resume (so anything will help).

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    LMMEO....and you are asking this on what type of posting boards?? TOO FUNNY

    Just kidding dude, personally, I would take Disney over Congress anyday but it does depend on what you want to do later on.
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    I think for your career choice D.C. might be a better choice.....but I say WDW



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    LMMEO....and you are asking this on what type of posting boards?? TOO FUNNY


    LOL! I had thought about that before I posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattj4226 View Post
    I need some advice. I am trying to decide which internship program I want to do... a Disney (College Program) or a Congressional Internship. I am a poli sci major, and I need to build a resume (so anything will help).

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    First, why ask this type of question on a Disney message board, unless you've already made your decision for WDW and are just looking for support?

    What do you plan on doing with your poli sci degree? WDW is fun and nice. But if you plan on pursuing career options related to your degree, than going for the Congressional Internship makes a heck of lot of sense. And one thing about my bachelor's degree I wish I had was more internships. When you graduate, you'll already be ahead of other graduates having this (and possibly more) relevant internships under your belt and on your resume. Degrees and education are nice, but relevant experience is also a key factor to obtaining a decent position after graduation. Just something to keep in mind....college isn't just about attending class or taking exams.
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    Do you plan on running for office?....right or left?...do you see yourself in an entertainment based carrer or public service based?...will the connections you make in Congress, or Disney, help you more?

    Honestly, if you want to be in politics the Congressional internship is your best bet. If i didn't have the passion I have for guest service and entertainment, i would have gone the political way...someday (when allowed...in more ways than one) i will run for office (state). So see how you respond to those questions...it's a big deal that will set you for life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Summer Sun View Post
    Do you plan on running for office?....right or left?...do you see yourself in an entertainment based carrer or public service based?...will the connections you make in Congress, or Disney, help you more?
    As far as me running for office - Maybe in the WAY distant future, as a moderate (maybe a little to the right)

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    ok...what is your heart telling you to do?...do you want to run for state office, then move to nationals?...and how far down the road?...are you talking as soon as you can run (25 for state)...the first election after you turn 25?...Disney is a great organization but if your goal is to be in politics then politics is the way to go. I hope i'm not being confusing. It sounds like you might want to go into politics...when my mother ran for office in Florida she ran with this "If you want to teach your kids oceanography, take them to the ocean. If you want to teach your kids agriculture, take them to a field. The point is, classrooms are a good place to learn but to experience the role is a great place to learn." So, i guess what it means is, if you really want to run for office...if that is what your heart is telling you...the Congrssional Internship is best.
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    Thats a very good point. I really dont know what my future plans are. When I said that I MIGHT run for office, I meant way, way, way into the future.
    What office did your mother run for? Did she win?

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    Unfortunately she lost...we were not allowed to do some of the things that the other candidate could (Fair, right?!) and she ran for a county wide school board seat. It was very cool and oh-so-much fun...I LOVED CAMPAINGING!!! I met a lot of people through the campaign. I have had dinner with former Governor Jeb Bush (very cool) and met and had dinner with many state legislators. Come to think of it, i have a tie and cufflinks from Rep. Mike Fasano and a very nice lapel pin American flag from Gov. Bush. It's an interesting business to get into.

    I don't know...the experience at Disney is great, but a letter from a Congressman/woman is awesome too. And it's ok not to know what you want to do with the rest of your life...life is about experiencing thing and FINDING YOURSELF!!! Just recently did I find that one out!! Ok..so this I think is where my help come to an end (really,I'm always here if you need me to answer questions) and i give you one last thing..."WHAT IS YOUR HEART TELLING YOU TO DO? FOLLOW YOUR HEART!!"

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    Thanks Summer, you have been a big help and provided me with some great advice.

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    We have more than enough people in politics. Although it probably won't further your career in politics, go Disney.
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