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

Feeding Eagles and Examining Owls: Clements experiences wildlife rehabilitation in Washington State

Many people spend their Fourth of July holiday shooting fireworks, eating hotdogs and relaxing on the day off work. But according to Hastings College senior Carolyn Clements, she may have had the most patriotic Fourth of July of all. “I spent my Fourth of July hugging a bald eagle. I’d be hard pressed to hear of a more patriotic way to spend the Fourth,” said Clements. And best of all, by hugging that bald eagle Clements was doing her job. Caring for critters A wildlife biology and studio art major, Clements spent her summer working at South Sound Critter Care, a wildlife rehabilitation ...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