Residential Life: Community and Networking

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Here's a look at the events we held in 2017!

WISH Welcome Reception

January 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WISH Ballroom

We invite you to join our Welcome Reception. Meet the WISH staff and other fellow residents in a casual atmosphere. Socialize with other interns and gain a wider networking base. Food will be provided and free goodies will be available.

WISH Woodley Park Welcome Reception

January 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome Reception for Woodley Park Residents

We welcome the Woodley Park Residents to join us for our Welcome Reception! Meet other Woodley Park Residents and the WISH staff. Enjoy food and refreshments and free goodies.

National Freedom Day Twitter Party

February 1, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Show your appreciation for your freedom by posting on Twitter about why you love being free! Select participants will have a chance to win a prize! Make sure to tag WISH in your post and use the #WISHNationalFreedomDay.

Career Night: From Internship to Employment

February 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WISH Ballroom

Career Night: From Internship to Employment

Hear the tips and tricks from our panelists on how to snag a full time job in your field and network with other interns!

Valentine’s Day Happy Hour Social

February 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join WISH at 201 Bar for a Valentine’s Day Social. Food will be provided on a first come first serve basis and drinks are available for purchase. 18+ are welcome and 21+ to drink. Make sure to RSVP to media@internsdc.com!

Game Night!

February 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Game Night with WISH! Participate in friendly competition and have a chance to win prizes! Refreshments will be provided first come, first served. RSVP to media@internsdc.com Game night is Monday, February 20 from 6pm-8pm.

A Visit to the Pentagon

March 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A trip to the Pentagon with WISH! The tour starts at 1pm and is about an hour. RSVP necessary. Must pass the background and security checks to attend.

Becoming Your Own Boss

March 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The millennial generation is leading the baby boomers in entrepreneurship. According to Fortune magazine, millennials start their own business at an average age of 27, and they typically lead much larger staffs in comparison to baby boomers. Join WISH for a night of learning the multiple proponents that goes into owning a small business. Engage with speakers who are small business owners themselves, and gain new knowledge of what it takes to own a business.

Resume Workshop with Adam Kress

March 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WISH Ballroom on Capitol Hill

 

Learn how to build the perfect resume with Adam Kress! Bring a copy of your resume! About Adam Kress: Adam Kress has lived and worked in Washington for more than nine years with an extensive knowledge of the Washington job market. He understand the inter-workings of various political, non-governmental and federal hiring processes. Along with his knowledge, Kress’s professional contacts make him an excellent resource for students.

Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow!

March 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow! Salsa Dancing Class Want to improve your dance moves? Join WISH for a night of salsa dancing at Café Citron! Café Citron is located at 1343 Connecticut Ave NW. Mingle at 6:00 pm, salsa dancing class starts at 7:00pm. Food is available first come, first served. Spots are limited! RSVP to media@internsdc.com. 21+ Event

WISH Picture Day!

March 24, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

WISH Picture Day! Aspire to be a model? WISH is requesting 10 models Friday, March 24 from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm to strut their stuff around the Capitol Hill area. Some models will be asked to wear a WISH T-shirt and others business attire. Meet at 237 Massachusetts Ave NE. RSVP to events@internsdc.com.

GWU Presents: The Challenges of Congress

March 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

George Washington University Presents: The Challenges of Congress. Want to show off your political skills? Interested in attending a graduate program? Join George Washington University and WISH for an intellectual discussion on the challenges faced by Congress as they adjust to a new president. The discussion with Steven E. Billet (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) provides a great networking opportunity with representatives for George Washington University! Food available first come, first served. …

Best Kids Superhero 5k

April 22, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Best Kids Superhero 5k Sponsorship WISH is sponsoring and participating in the Best Kids Superhero 5k on Saturday, April 22 at 8:00 am! Best Kids is a fantastic mentoring program working one-on-one with children to develop their skills and abilities. The Superhero 5k is a fun way to get involved with the local community, and you can wear your favorite superhero costume! If you would like to support Best Kids, register for the race at Superhero 5k.

Farewell Cookout

April 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrate your Washington, DC experiences with fun, friends, and farewells! WISH will announce its end-of semester raffle prize winner at the Farewell Cookout. Each WISH event you have attended, your name has been entered into the raffle. The prize is $100 Visa Gift Card!

#WISHMoveIn Twitter Party

May 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Summer in DC is going to be incredible, and you’re going to be right at the center of it! To kick off all of our fantastic interns moving into WISH, we’re hosting the Twitter Party of the century. Consider yourself invited. Simply follow WISH on Twitter (@WISHHousing) and tweet with the hashtag #WISHMoveIn. Ask us all of your D.C. inspired questions.

WISH Welcome Reception

June 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WISH will host its Welcome Reception at the WISH Ballroom. This is a great opportunity to meet your Capitol Hill neighbors and socialize! Refreshments will be provided.

Woodley Park Welcome Reception

June 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Woodley Park Welcome Reception Meet your fellow Woodley Park residents on Wednesday, June 21 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm! Refreshments will be provided first come, first served.

Career Night

June 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Gain valuable insight from individuals who now work in Washington, DC! Career Night panelists will give tips on interviews and how to snag a job!

Movie Night #1: “Independence Day”

July 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Independence Day” 6-8pm in The Brasserie (Next door to the WISH Main Office) It’s almost Independence Day in the Capital! To celebrate, we’re going to watch the aptly-named movie Independence Day (The old one, of course).

Ice Cream Social

July 4, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ice Cream Social D.C. is in a rush today! Stop by the office for some free ice cream on your way around the city.

Monuments by Moonlight

July 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Monuments by Moonlight: Join us as we see The Washington Monument, The WWII Memorial, The Lincoln Memorial, and more in a way you’ve never seen them before.

Business Card Speed Dating

July 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Large Classroom in The Congressional: Jonathan McGee, a GWU enrollment coordinator, will be teaching how to take a 30 second elevator pitch and turn it into a 30 year career. Oh, and how to make a great business card!

Resume Workshop

July 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Held in The Large Classroom in The Congressional: Don’t just slap your internship on your resume; let Adam Kress teach you how to frame it in such a way as to land you jobs!

National Zoo Day

July 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join WISH for a day at the National Zoo! We’ll meet at the front entrance at noon, and then split off to explore the zoo.

Movie Night #2: “National Treasure”

July 31, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In The Brasserie (Next door to the WISH Main Office) The last movie of the summer! Of course, we have to watch “National Treasure.” Join us for some popcorn and enjoy one of Nicholas Cage’s most famous movie.

WISH Farewell Party

August 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WISH Farewell Party 6-8pm in front of the WISH Main Office It’s been a great summer! Get together and reminisce over a delicious cookout with your fellow WISH interns.

WISH Welcome Reception

September 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WISH Ballroom

WISH Welcome Reception September 7th 6-8pm WISH Ballroom

WISH Woodley Park Welcome Reception

September 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WISH Woodley Park Welcome Reception September 12th 6-8pm WISH Woodley Park Classroom 1st Floor

Career Night

September 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 6-8PM WISH BALLROOM

Monuments by the Moonlight Tour

September 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 6PM MEET OUTSIDE WISH MAIN OFFICE

Game and Movie Night at Woodley Park

October 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT 7-10PM WISH WOODLEY PARK FIRST FLOOR CLASSROOM

LinkedIn Professional Headshot Photoshoot

October 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Get your professional headshot taken by one of our talented interns!

Game and Movie Night at Woodley Park

October 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT 7-10PM WISH WOODLEY PARK FIRST FLOOR CLASSROOM

Resume Workshop with Adam Kress

October 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017 6-8PM 239 MASSACHUSETTS AVE. NE

Halloween Party

October 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017 6-8:30PM 239 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NE

Hockey Viewing Party: Capitals vs. Islanders

November 2, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017 6:30PM 239 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NE

 

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