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Student to Share Her Summer Experience

September 27, 2011

Averett University is pleased to invite the public to attend Ester Njuguna's PowerPoint presentation entitled "Living, Learning and Interning in D.C." The presentation will be held at 11:20 a.m. in Blount Chapel on Oct. 6, and provides an opportunity for the community to learn more about the rewarding experience she had this summer.

Njuguna, who will graduate in 2012, is a double major in mathematics and aviation business. She was the first student accepted from Averett into the public policy program sponsored by The Fund for American Studies at Georgetown University.

Her days in D.C. were full - the internship Monday through Thursday from 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. followed by classes on Monday and Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. She took courses in comparative economic systems and transformation of American politics; and her internship was with the U.S. Travel Association, a non-profit trade association.

"I had an out of this world experience," Njuguna said. "My rigorous work and class schedule entwined with the fast, yet fun life of D.C. was a wonderful, unique experience. I made life-long friends, met great mentors, had a great networking experience and an amazing work experience at a wonderful internship site."

Esther was offered another internship opportunity in summer 2012 from Global Business Travel Association. "Esther is an intelligent, motivated young woman who is always willing to complete any task asked of her," stated Dr. Chin-Chyuan Tai, professor of business administration. "Her work performance is excellent."