Maria Sharmin

Hello, my name is Maria and I’m a senior at Woodrow Wilson Senior High School. I am currently an intern at the American Experience Foundation through a partnership with Urban Alliance.

Every month until my internship ends in July, I’ll be bringing you news of what’s happening with AEF. Please keep an eye out for our newsletter.

I’m very interested in interning with AEF because I want to major in Hospitality and Tourism when I’m in college. So far, I really enjoy it here because I’ve learned so much about how a destination marketing organization works. My dream job is to be an event coordinator because I love to organize, be creative and multitask. I also love to work with kids and help people.

I enjoy spending my free time volunteering at nonprofits such as Higher Achievement and the Young Women’s Project. At Higher Achievement, I tutor fifth graders to help them reach proficiency in Math and English. At the Young Women’s Project, I help promote good health by passing out educational materials. I like volunteering at these places because I enjoy helping others and connecting with my community.

If you see me at an AEF event, please come say hi!
April News

Maria Sharmin: When first I heard that DCPS schools were closing until April, I was very happy. Most of my classmates were excited and ready to have a fun spring break. Some weren't because their vacation plans have been canceled, but most of us were because we wouldn’t have to come to school for...

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Media Day at the Washington Auto Show

On Jan. 23, 2020, the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association (WANADA) welcomed 30 students from the Academies of Hospitality and Tourism, Mass Media, and Automotive Engineering to its media day to kick off the 2020 Washington Auto Show. In addition to getting a sneak peek at this year’s...

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National Job Shadow Day

National Job Shadow Day is celebrated every February and serves to connect students with real working experiences in preparation for internships, college and careers. This year, AEF helped place 65 academy students at 35 hospitality and tourism businesses across the city for job shadow...

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