Why did you choose your major?
I always wanted to be an attorney and was advised to major in political science. I enjoy being able to talk about policy and current events. It’s easier to see concepts play out in the real world. Whether you’re interested in American, international or comparative politics, the classes are tailored to that and the professors specialized in these areas are really good.
What did you learn during your internship?
While I am focused on becoming a lawyer, I wanted to explore my interest in politics and had the privilege of interning in Sen. McCaskill’s office in Washington, D.C., for two months during the summer. I was able to learn how a congressional office works, as well as how members of Congress receive information from interest groups in order to make policy decisions. It was a great opportunity.
I decided that wasn’t the career for me, so I’m looking forward to becoming a lawyer, doing pro bono work and being a positive influence in the community.