The United Nations internship caught Talia’s eye when she receivedBarnard Career Development’s weekly internship opportunities email. She landed the position with the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, acting as a liaison between the international diplomatic community and New York City, updating a directory, and sitting in on Security Council meetings. “It was an incredible first internship, and I got to work among may distinguished political figures, and learned a lot about municipal government and international politics,” she said.
She’s also embraced the opportunities offered by Barnard’s partnership with Columbia University. “I took violin lessons at Columbia, did intramural soccer at Columbia, and am a member of a sorority at Columbia. All of these experiences have allowed me to meet so many new people.”
Her classes have also gotten her off campus and into the city. With her art history class, she saw works they were studying firsthand at the Met and the Cloisters. Her environmental science class has conducted research at Riverside Park and on the Hudson River. A dance class took her to performances around the city.