Over the last three days I have been to five interviews: Euro TASC, ATA, SecEUR, AEFJN, MEP Peter Stastny. Of the five companies, I am only particularly excited about two (ATA/SecEUR). I had two group interviews with other AU students (Euro TASC and MEP Peter Stastny) and in both the interviewers did not seem too interested in learning much about us. In the case of Euro TASC I felt that I got a good idea of what would be expected of the intern; however it was not particularly clear from our meeting with Peter Stastny’s office.
My interviews with ATA, SecEUR and AEFJN all offered me the opportunity to both sell myself and ask questions about the internship and the organization. These three offices showed genuine interest in my academic/professional background and my expectations of an internship with their company. The interviewers all clearly explained how I might shape my work with them into something relevant to my interests and skills, and how their office would help me to grow both academically and professionally.
I've found Brussels to be lovely. I love that I can go around on my own without feeling anxious about a language barrier. The cobblestones are doing a number on my heels but they really add to the charm of the city. And although the weather is expectedly horrible, the rain does fall straight down rather than sideways as in DC, so that’s something. I’m looking forward to exploring the city more soon with my lovely fellow AU students.