Charlotte's Corner

20130605_charlottes_cornerCharlotte Etier is NASFAA's Policy Intern for summer 2013. Thanks to Dallas Martin Fund supporters, Charlotte has the opportunity to gain real world policy experience on Capitol Hill. Read about her day-to-day adventures in her new blog and check her Facebook album on NASFAA’s Facebook page.
Postscript: An Extraordinary End to My Internship!—And A New Beginning!
August 13, 2013-- I know we already wrapped up Charlotte’s Corner, but my last day was too extraordinary not to share with the NASFAA membership.
Thanks For The Memories
August 8, 2013-- Well this is it—my final blog entry before my internship comes to a close and I move on to new challenges. As I look back on my summer, I have some tips to share with next year’s Dallas Martin Fund for Education (DME) intern as they get ready to begin what will truly be an incredible experience. I kno...
Top 10 Takeaways From My Time As NASFAA's 2013 Policy Intern
August 2, 2013-- As you are reading this, I will be getting ready to begin my last week as the 2013 NASFAA Dallas Martin Fund for Education (DME) Policy Intern. After this upcoming week I will no longer get to wake and walk down Connecticut Avenue to work. I won’t get to sit in on Policy Team meetings and participate ...
Freeze Frame!
July 26, 2013-- While my big conference post was last week, I’d be doing my time in Las Vegas a disservice if I didn’t share the photos from the NASFAA booth and our tattoo-ing party. I still can’t get over how much fun the members had and how many wonderful aid administrators I met during those three days. I also thi...
What Happens In Vegas, Stays In Vegas: The NASFAA 2013 Conference!
July 18, 2013-- Whew! I’ve just returned from what proved to be an amazing NASFAA 2013 Conference! I arrived in Las Vegas on Sunday and headed towards the excitement already taking place in the Aria. While standing in line to check-in, my anticipation was building as I could see members walking around with their confe...
Off Without A Hitch!
July 3, 2013-- I was finally able to see the fruits of my labor: NASFAA held its 2013 National Profile Briefing! This event, which I have been working on since my first day at NASFAA, was designed to give Congressional staff and others in the higher education policy community information about the state of federal fin...
Do You Know How To Get To The Lincoln Memorial?
June 25, 2013 -- Last week marked my first work-related visit to “The Hill” for June’s NASFAA Advocacy Pipeline with Board Member Kay Solti, as well as another exciting weekend exploring all that D.C. has to offer with visits to Eastern Market, the Library of Congress, US Botanical Gardens, National Museum of the Amer...
Pirates, Profiles and Policy Reports!
June 20, 2013-- Last week I had the opportunity to do a quality check of the 2013 NASFAA National Profile, assist in creating a tracking document for schools participating in NASFAA's 150 percent Direct Subsidized Loan limit study, and I even found time to explore D.C. during my lunch hour.
My First Week On The Job
June 12, 2013-- It’s been a busy and exciting first week for me as the NASFAA summer 2013 policy intern for the Dallas Martin Fund for Education (DME)! After introductions and meetings with each member of the Policy and Federal Relations Team I quickly began to delve into the projects I will be working on while I am h...
Meet NAFSAA's 2013 Policy Intern Charlotte Etier!
June 6, 2013-- Meet Charlotte Etier, NASFAA’s summer 2013 policy intern for the Dallas Martin Fund for Education (DME) in Public Policy and Student Aid! Charlotte, a graduate student at Central Connecticut State University, will be blogging throughout the summer about her experiences. Read her introduction note and st...