Gurchit Chatha

Brookings Institution's Center for Effective Public Management
Political Science

Gurchit is in his Senior year studying Political Science. After spending the Summer of 2015 working in India and Fall studying abroad in Paris, Gurchit is looking forward to drawing from his experiences abroad to comparatively research Corporate Social Responsibility in the US, India, and Japan. As a participant in the Spring 2016 UCDC program, he will be interning at the Brookings Institution's Center for Effective Public Management. "I am grateful to the Matsui Center for helping sponsor this amazing learning experience in D.C.!"


telescope photo by flickr user vivekthakyal
Since my last post, I’ve had the privilege of taking part in some pretty unique and exciting experiences! I visited Japan for nine days as a student ambassador through the Japanese American Citizen’s League (JACL), witnessed DC’s cherry blossoms in peak bloom, listened to Czech Prime Minister...
networking event
Networking is one of D.C.’s most widely practiced professional tools, manifesting itself in the form of grandiose dinners, public events, and laid-back happy hours all throughout the city. Theoretically, networking sounds simple: you walk into a room, have your little professional spiel ready,...
homeless person
Five weeks into my DC journey, and I’m still going strong! I’ve learned to work a room at a networking event, strike a balance between my internship and classes, and aimlessly wander around the city without finding myself helplessly lost. Having also recently learned how to adjust to homesickness...
In 2014, after having just transferred to Cal, I decided I’d take it upon myself to independently apply for an internship in Washington, D.C. and begin dabbling in the political world. Though I had a stellar experience interning for Congressman Mike Honda, because I was on my own, I was forced to...