COVENTRYâ€” Freshman at Quinnipiac University and Coventry native Amanda Hoskins recently traveled to Washington D.C. with 400 students from around the nation to participate in the presidential inauguration seminar and interact with numerous political leaders.
She explained that this opportunity was open to all freshman students enrolled in communications and political science classes at the university.
Students applied through the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, a program based out of Washington D.C. that offers internships and hosts seminars for students throughout the country.
Hoskins, whoâ€™s working on a double major in broadcast journalism and Spanish, explained that 21 students from Quinnipiac were chosen for the trip, along with political science Professor Scott McLean.
â€śOur students learn so much more about the issues facing the Congress and the president in 2013 when they can meet journalists and leaders in Washington during the inauguration,â€ť said McLean, who has been leading Quinnipiac students to presidential inaugurations since 2001. â€śWe are also developing a stronger alumni network of our former students who are now working in D.C.â€ť
The students traveled to Washington D.C. on Jan. 12 for 10 days to visit embassies, executive branch offices, Congressional offices, media organizations and nonprofit associations.
Hoskins said each student received three credits for attending the trip and that participants were responsible for working with the professor daily to submit assignments and papers.
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