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How to get into the Washington DC spaceX internship

I was homeless now going through Jobcorps and dont want to end my education here. I wish to further my education and end up working in at spaceX as someone who negotiates with the government for SpaceX. #education #higher-education #college

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Chian-Han’s Answer

If you want to reach your goal, you need to prepare well in advance. It's great that you want to further your education.
If you want to pursue your Master's degree, your GPA in the university is very important which can influence you to go to the top graduate schools. A lot of top graduate schools also offer the full scholarships which can cover your tuition fee and cost of living. There're a lot of majors which you can choose such as, international business, fiance and law. You need to accept professional training to equip your negotiation skills. Moreover, you need to catch every single opportunities to practice what you have learned in graduate school, such as public speaking. I do hope that your dream can come true.
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Sarah’s Answer

Congratulations on your progress and on having such ambitious goals!

When you say "negotiate with the government," what do you envision yourself negotiating? Are you negotiating sales? Regulations? Purchasing? These could all be different areas that require different specialties.

Here are some degrees you could think about:
- Several of my colleagues in Regulatory Affairs who interact with the FDA have backgrounds in international business.
- Operations or Supply Chain could open doors for negotiating over products or order fulfillment
- Sales, law, or finance may be good areas to consider
- Believe it or not, engineers often can move into government-facing roles too. Having a technical background can be a real advantage since you can understand the technical details of the products being discussed.

No matter what you choose, focus on having strong communication skills. Consider joining Toastmasters or another group where you can continuously practice and improve your communication, both oral and written.
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