Building A Network

Sophia Spriggs ’21, political science major with minors in Spanish and economics, interned in the office of Rob Portman, Republican senator for Ohio.

Wittenberg Students in DC“I participated in the Washington Semester program because coming to Wittenberg, I knew I wanted to study abroad, but with COVID, some of the opportunities were unavailable to travel outside of the country. One of my professors asked if I was interested in possibly studying in D.C. The opportunities and trips we did within the program were extremely interesting and very cool. My favorite part of the trip has been the field trips that the program plans for the students. My internship this fall has been on the ‘Hill’ with Ohio Senator Rob Portman. The internship has been such a great learning experience and very enlightening. This experience has benefited my future career by the network I have obtained from my internship, and it has been insightful for what I would like to do after I graduate and farther down the road.”

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