Press internship with senator inspires Musgrave to pursue policy

After spending the summer as a press intern in the office of one of his home state senators, Nick Musgrave returned to Hastings College with a much more clear image of what he’d like his future to look like. “This summer really solidified my strong desire to go back to Capitol Hill and work as a staffer,” Musgrave said. “It really reinforced that I want to go back to Washington D.C., and if I do go back to D.C., I think I would want to work in government and in public service.” For almost three months, the senior political science and history double major from Parksburg, West Virginia held a ...Read more

From Capitol Hill to the Colorado Mountains, Laurel Teal experiences public service and policy

After working on the Hill in the summer of 2015, senior Laurel Teal was invited to work at a congressional district office this year, serving as an immigration caseworker. Her past experience working in politics helped her land the job, but it was her Hastings College education that prepared her for success. ...Read more

History majors gain an upper hand for senior seminar

The sophomore seminar program offered by Hastings College gives students an opportunity to understand what it means to be a historian. Learning about research methods, techniques and how to ask the right questions, these students are getting comfortable with the process to conduct their own research and become prepared for senior seminar. ...Read more

Campaigning Young

Nick Musgrave, a junior from Parkersburg, West Virginia, double majoring in history and political science spent last fall on the campaign trail with Chuck Hassebrook, 2014 Nebraska Democratic candidate for Governor, as the Regional Field Director. Musgrave developed an interest in politics at an early age from his father who also studied political science at Hastings College. “I grew up having political discussions with friends and family, and it just never went away.” An internship in January 2014 was Musgrave’s first experience working on a campaign. He was trying to gain firsthand ...Read more