Elon's Sophia Diaz Shares Her TWC Experience [Video]

Elon's Sophia Diaz Shares Her TWC Experience

Theater major Sophia Diaz opens up about what inspired her to take part in a TWC internship during her freshman year at Elon University.


I’ve loved performing since I was little when I joined our community’s children theater. I always thought I’d pursue a degree in theater, but I wanted to see what other avenues are out there for me. That’s why I wanted to come to The Washington Center.

This summer, I interned at the Association of Performing Arts Professionals in the marketing and communications department. It’s been a great way to get real-life, hands-on experience in a field that has always interested me. I’ve had the chance to meet people who I know will be great contacts down the road. I’m so much more confident. I’m not afraid to reach out to someone I think could be a help to my career; to ask them to coffee and ask for their advice.

I found out the career I thought I always wanted offers so much more than acting or performing. I see the possibilities of my future in such different ways than I did before.

My name is Sophia Diaz. I’m a TWC alumna, and I’m proof that experience transforms.

The Washington Center

The Washington Center is the largest and most established student internship program in Washington, D.C. Since our founding, we've helped more than 60,000 young people translate their college majors into career paths. We use our scale and expertise to customize each student’s experience to be truly transformative.