Monday, June 9, 2014

Humber turns DC into "District of Canada"

Students interning at Canadian Embassy in Washington

By Sara Chappel, Senior Writer and Web Editor, Humber College
This article originally appeared on Humber Communiquè

Photo by Texas State Archives and Library Commission

The War of 1812 may be long over in Washington, but 200 years later, Humber is staging a mini-invasion of its own.

Two postgraduate students, Abby Greenbloom and Chelsey Mandaric, will be interning at the Canadian Embassy for the summer. Greenbloom, who is completing the Public Administration program, will be working with the assistant trade commissioner in the Commercial Policy and International Business Development sector.

“We’ll be working on developing ways to encourage Americans to pursue postsecondary education in Canada,” explains Greenbloom. “I’ll be helping to research how best to market Canadian schools to American students.”

Mandaric, who is currently finishing the postgrad Event Management program, will be working with the embassy’s Events Production team, and is looking forward to the fast-paced lifestyle.

“The embassy does two to five events per day, so I imagine my days will be very busy and full of excitement,” she says. “Washington’s always been a place I’ve been drawn to – and I cried with joy when I discovered that I’d gotten the internship.”

Both will be working in Washington until August.

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