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"My Internship Helped me Build Confidence" Test next to a picture of a student in Japan
February 4, 2019

One of the top benefits of doing an internship is the confidence you can gain through the process

One of the top benefits of doing an internship is the confidence you can gain through the process. Doing that internship on the other side of the globe, representing the US Government did that and more.

Kelsey Gunvalson '18, spent two months in the US Consulate's office in Osaka Japan where she was one of the first faces people would see at the consulate.
"This internship changed my life," Kelsey said of her time in Japan. Not only was her work at the consulate challenging and rewarding, but the chance to (successfully) climb Mt. Fuji is an experience she'll remember forever.

The opportunity was a chance to experience another culture as well as apply what she was learning at UMD in an atmosphere of challenge and support that helped her define her next steps.

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