Hi everyone, my name is Josh, and I like to write. I hail from UC Santa Barbara and I just finished my last classes needed for graduation before coming to UCDC for the spring quarter of 2014. I feel like doing a full-time internship in Washington is the perfect preparation for the impending and irreversible condition of adulthood, as well as being an awesome resume builder and overall great experience.
I am a communication major with an emphasis in writing and journalism who spent most of my time dedicated to the internship experience. During my time at UCSB, I worked at KCSB 91.9 FM as a sports broadcaster and reporter and The Daily Nexus as a sports columnist and beat writer. I also helped launch the ESPNU Campus Connection team on campus and served as program director until I left for DC. On top of that, I’ve spent time with the UCSB athletics department, and I’ve been a Windows marketing ambassador for three years. On the side, I waited tables at Outback Steakhouse. Somehow, I still managed to find plenty of time to relax and enjoy the college life. I’ll sleep when I’m dead.
However, after focusing on the sports industry in college, I’ve decided to go an entirely different route at UCDC. In just a few hours time, I will begin my internship with the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, where I’ll be working with the Arctic Studies Center, writing and designing for their website and newsletters. I’m hoping that my internship takes me to all different parts of the museum and I get the full behind-the-scenes rundown.
I’m honored to be writing about my experiences in Washington, D.C., for the program’s blog, and I hope you enjoy reading about it as much as I enjoy writing it.
Cheers, and stay fresh everyone.
~Josh Fiacco: Blogger, Gaucho, Beer Snob, Philosophizer, Facebook Addict, General Nuisance