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‘How was your summer?’

Posted by: Thomas Krise Date: September 10, 2014 In:

When I ask our students what they did over summer break, I am consistently impressed by their motivation. This summer, Nellie Moran ’15, an Economics and French major, worked for the Democratic National Committee in Washington D.C., during which time she met President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

During her internship, Moran learned the ins and outs of voter registration and working on voter turnout. She plans on a career in public service and one day running for office.

And you don’t have to be rubbing shoulders with those at the highest levels of politics to make key connections that will help you in your career. Simbarache Change ‘15, a Finance major, discovered this while working for Russell Investments in the derivatives section, while Biology major Rachael Nelson ‘15, landed a research internship due to Lutes who already worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Read more about their stories and summer jobs here in a story by PLU News.

Also, if you’re interested in following Nellie’s lead, there is an outstanding opportunity for those interested in politics. Applications are now open for a White House Internship Program in Washington, D.C. this summer. The internship deadline is January 11, 2015.