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Paper Cuts

April 17, 2017

“They point in my way”

Paper Cuts, Nirvana

I don’t know about you, but paperwork drives me crazy.

Unfortunately, I’ve realized that growing up tends to be pretty paperwork filled.

Case in point – applying for an abroad internship through the University of Richmond.

As someone who loves to travel, I knew when my degree required an internship that I wanted to work abroad.

Problem was though, I had no idea how to do that.

Luckily, the university had my back.

UR actually partners with an organization that specializes in finding abroad internships for students.

So while I was individually responsible for my application and follow up paperwork, UR was with me every step of the way.

They signed the necessary paperwork, my letter of recommendation was written by one of my university employer, and I even applied for funding from the university to help with travel costs as well.

While I’m still waiting on my visa before I make a formal announcement, let’s just say I have a very exciting potential internship lined up for the summer, and I couldn’t have gotten it without UR’s help.

So yes, paperwork is a pain, but the results can make it all well worth it.

Well, at least I ink so.

Hi my name is Maren and I'm a freshman at the University of Richmond. I was born and raised right outside of Dallas, Texas and have consequently heard every Texas stereotype you can think of. I'll go ahead and put on record that I don't wear cowboy boots nor have I ever ridden a horse to school. I love to travel and have to date been to over twelve different countries, including Israel, Peru, and Hungary. I'm a huge history buff and collect random history trivia like old ladies collect cats. I also enjoy reading and watching movies/tv equally, although the subject matter and depth of each fluctuates often. Toss in the fact that I'm a Sagittarius and fluent in three different types of sarcasm and you'll have more than enough information to navigate my diary entries for the rest of the year.

Why UR?

Why UR? It was the summer of 2011 and I was just wrapping up an internship in DC. When I mentioned how much I loved the area, my boss recommended that I look at the University of Richmond for college. Fast forward about two years and you have me on my first tour of the campus thinking, "If inanimate objects had souls, the University of Richmond would be my soulmate." While visiting UR I became smitten with its red brick architecture, awed by its dedicated faculty, and enticed by its massive dessert bar in the main dining hall. Richmond's location in a metropolitan area with world-class museums, theaters, and other cultural necessities (like Target) all while having a true separate campus community was a dream come true. All this and more is why I applied Early Decision, and I haven't looked back since.