6 Things Every UELIP Should Know

By Junior Associate: Natalie Hall

The past eight weeks I’ve been here have been filled with many lessons and challenges. I could write for days about what I’ve learned thus far, but here’s a quick summary:

  1. In education, change happens slowly, and seeing the effects of those changes is even slower. This is true of both high level and low level changes.
  2. Always say “thank you”. One day, my supervisor was kind enough to set up a meeting for me with one of his contacts in another office. I only met with that contact for about 15 minutes, but I think sending a short “thank you” email afterwards showed that I genuinely appreciated their time.
  3. Never think that you’re above the “intern-y” tasks. The UELIP internship advertises itself as giving interns substantial work—and it does! But that does not mean that on the days that your team is swamped and needs you to go make a hundred copies, that you’re not adding value. Remember that if they didn’t have a UELIP, one of them would be doing it themselves. Go into those tasks with positivity, and trust me, your team will be all the more appreciative.
  4. Take advantage of the Continue reading “6 Things Every UELIP Should Know”

Meet Eunice Stefan

Senior Associate Eunice Stefan
Senior Associate Eunice Stefan

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
School: Duke University
Degree: Master of Arts in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
DCPS Office: Office of Human Capital, Specialized Staffing
Project: Eunice’s main project is to collect information for substitute teachers. This requires creating a master list for the substitute teachers, sending e-mails, and inputting data into the Smart Find Express software system. Continue reading “Meet Eunice Stefan”