St. Petersburg College graduate and blogger Maria Thurber now has another entry on her resume – embassy intern.
Maria, who writes the college’s “Ask Maria” blog, also is interning this summer in the Ambassador’s Office at the Ecuadorian Embassy in Washington, D.C. In one of her posts, she credits social media for getting in touch with the embassy about a possible internship.
“I follow the ambassador and her office through Twitter and one day I tweeted to her office regarding possible internships opportunities. She responded back with the contact information to apply,” Maria wrote. “Through this experience I learned to never underestimate social media ever again and that opportunities can come in all formats.”
In May 2013, Maria graduated from SPC with an Associate of Arts degree. She received the Gates Millennium Scholarship, which provides a full-ride, good-through-graduation scholarship to the student’s college of choice. She now attends Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She has been blogging for SPC, answering questions from potential and current students, since Fall 2013.