Today we met with Brian Lamb of C-SPAN. As he entered the conference room we were all sitting in when the meeting started, I could immediately tell that he was a seasoned businessman with a great deal of professional experience. Especially with the way he introduced himself by going around the room to each one of us and shaking our hands. This made me view him as a very respectful man. I have not watched an extensive amount of C-SPAN in my life and was not quite sure what to expect out of this meeting, but I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Mr. Lamb today. It was interesting to hear about how the organization got started and how much it has evolved over time. What I enjoyed most, however, was the incredible advice he offered us. One of his main points was not to worry about starting at a small position as long as there is a learning experience that comes out of it. I found the example of his successful colleague going door to door at the offices of congressmen to be fascinating. This also made me think about the pressure I sometimes put on myself to figure out something specific that I want to do right away, and I am beginning to realize that I have time to figure it out and I don’t have to know everything now. Another piece of advice was to know the history, background, and owner of any company we are doing interviews at. He told us that the majority of the time, an interviewed candidate will not know the answers to these questions and knowing this can help us differentiate ourselves from the rest. He also reiterated how important it is to have internships if at all possible. This meeting and the rest of our meetings have made me even more excited for my internship in the spring because I am feeling motivated and inspired to work hard, learn new things, and gain valuable experiences that I can take with me into the professional world. I am very thankful for the opportunities we have had to learn from all of the professionals we have met with, and so much of what I have gathered from this trip is incredibly valuable. This truly has been a one of a kind experience!