Imagine waking up every morning in the heart of Washington, D.C., and learning from professionals in your academic field at The Washington Center. Imagine being in a group of equally driven individuals who are just as eager to learn and attend activities such as Public Policy Dialogues on Capitol Hill, the Roundtable on Philanthropy and Social Responsibility and small group discussions. Fairmont State senior Leighla R. Philpott will have just that experience as she participates in The Washington Center’s summer program.
The Washington Center is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization that integrates academic and work experience to prepare students for personal achievement and civic engagement after graduation from college. More information on The Washington Center and the internships they offer can be found at www.twc.edu.
Philpott, an Honors student majoring in Accounting, is from Beverly. At The Washington Center, she will take courses such as “The Federal Budget: Can Congress and the President Govern America?,” “U.S. Foreign Policy in the 21st Century: Dynamics of Change,” “Forensic Psychology,” “Strategic Communications” and “Essentials for Aspiring Leaders.” She will also hold an internship in Business, Economics and Trade. Additionally, Philpott will participate in The Washington Center’s Leadership Forum, designed to help students understand leadership and the opportunity they have to contribute to their local, national and international communities.
“The School of Business places a high value on internships because of the experience received, the career insight gained, and the contacts made,” said Dr. Richard Harvey, Dean of the School of Business.
Philpott’s participation in The Washington Center’s summer program is partially underwritten by support from the Office of the Provost, the Honors Program, the School of Business and the Offic of Career Services.