Academic Enrichment

By Ashley Widtfeldt

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For Elyse Jardine, the internship experience has been what she considers a continuous loop of learning. She applies what she learns in class to her internship and then what she learns in her internship to her classes, creating this expanding circle of knowledge. “It increases the information I learn at least ten fold,” she stated.

Elyse is studying Public Administration with a concentration in International Development. This made her internship with the World Affairs Council of Montana a perfect match for her academic interests. Her main role at the World Affairs Council of Montana is to plan Academic World Quest, a competition between Montana High School Students that showcases their knowledge concerning our nation’s six top national security issues.

This has been Elyse’s first big experience in the nonprofit field and she has made connections throughout Montana as well as in the International Community that will be…

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Academic Enrichment

Montanans Go to Washington, D.C. by Katie Nichols

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Over the break, 14 students enrolled in a chance to go to Washington, D.C. to attend the inauguration of President Obama through a Washington Center program.  For 11 days, these students went to meetings and lectures and were able to tour and explore different aspects of the city. We were able to meet up with two of them and hear their personal views on the experience; Savanna Cochran, a senior marketing student graduating this spring, and Eliza Allison, a political science major also graduating this spring.

AE: How did you find out about this opportunity?

Savanna: Through a Davidson Honors College email. They send out those emails all the time and they had a couple programs.  That one actually sounded pretty relevant to me.

Eliza: I had a class last semester with Professor Saldin, who was our faculty leader in…

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