This internship has greatly influenced my life plans and my future career.
This internship gave me a realistic view at competitive and contentious statewide elections are, and what it is like to work for one. Before this, my ideal career path would be to eventually run for State Senate or Congress. However, this experience gave me a much more realistic idea of what it will take to get there and it was very motivating for me to see a campaign on this larger scale. It encouraged me to look for more realistic options or opportunities right out of college because I may not be afforded the opportunity to run for office right away. I’ve started to begin looking for public policy graduate programs, as well as law programs, to apply to out of undergraduate. I’m excited to see what happens next!