Thank you for the advice Mr. Doucette. I'm actually doing almost everything you've suggested. I've been in the PAQ program for a little over a year, so I'm still meeting fellow PA PAQs and some other PAQs and Copper Cap interns also.
I consider myself a world traveler, so there are only a few places that would make me cringe if my assignment is there, but I will still go and do the very best I can regardless.
I agree with you - every assignment is a learning experience. I've learned that it may not always be a good, but I learned from bad experiences too!
I actually have my Master’s degree, and now debating when to begin my PhD program. Its a major decision, and I still trying to get things in line before I commit.