Monday, August 24, 2009
The VIEW Reception
Each summer, the VIEW program hosts a reception at the Vanderbilt Office of Federal Relations in honor of the VIEW students. Invitees to the reception included the supervisors for each of the students, local Vanderbilt alumni, and various members of the DC higher education community. The Federal Relations Office is located in the American Psychological Association building a few blocks away from the Capitol, and the reception is held on the 12th story roof of the building overlooking the Capitol and the rest of DC. Needless to say, the rooftop is a more than ideal venue for an event. As an intern at the Federal Relations Office, I was heavily involved in the planning and coordination behind the reception. My primary responsibility was to send out invitations and keep track of RSVP's. However, as the reception inched closer, I was also involved in the set-up for the event including helping with the catering service and making name tags for guests. All of the hard work behind the reception paid off on the night of the event as it was well-attended by guests who lingered well into the evening.