Capitol Advocates
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Cory Wootten

Liberal Arts Major: Communication Arts and Sciences
Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia
Experience Time: Fall 2021

Give us a brief summary of your experience?

During my time with Capitol Advocates, I gained an immense amount of knowledge on how our nation's democracy operates, while sharpening my skills as a professional entering the workforce. Through attending congressional hearings, drafting memos, participating in company meetings, and tracking the development of new policies, I was able to gain invaluable experience as a young professional.

How did this experience impact you academically?

This experience challenged me to allocate time in my day to not only complete the tasks assigned, but also dedicate more time to my studies. Many of my classes pertain to the political world and public office, and this internship experience urged me to delve deeper into these subjects. Additionally, this experience challenged me to balance my academic workload and internship. The ability to balance these responsibilities tested me as an individual, but has ultimately made me into a harder worker.

"Many of my classes pertain to the political world and public office, and this internship experience urged me to delve deeper into these subjects."

How will this experience impact your career goals?

My time with Capitol Advocates has groomed me into the young professional I aspire to be, while opening many doors along the way. By developing and furthering relationships through networking, I now have many connections in the government sector that will prove to be useful when navigating through my career path.

How has the College of the Liberal Arts helped you to find and/or succeed in this experience (e.g., adviser, faculty, staff, enrichment funds, etc.)?

I have had an amazing experience with the College of the Liberal Arts staff here at University Park. My advisors through the years have proven to be mentors who have genuinely cared about the development of my career and I cannot thank them enough. Susan Knell has been the most prominent figure amongst those involved, for the entirety of this past semester she has guided me through resume drafts, interview processes, and the decision to join the Capitol Advocates team!

For more information on internships for Liberal Arts students, visit our website.
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