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Ohio House of Representaves Page Program

May - August 2019 • Columbus, OH

What I liked

I was able to make more political connections and broaden my knowledge of Ohio Legislation.

What I wish was different

I wish that I would have been able to continue working through the semester but my class schedule did not allow me to.

Advice

One piece of advice I would share is to speak to as many people as possible.
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Legislative Page

May - August 2019 • Columbus, OH

What I liked

I loved having the opportunity to work alongside Ohio State Representatives. I felt that I had an active role in ongoing policy and legislation. I was able to work with specific Representatives, including the Representative of my home district, as well as others within my political affiliation. I was able to work House Sessions, as well on specific projects for individual Representatives.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had the opportunity to work there for a longer amount of time. Forming relationships and networking takes time, and I felt that I would have benefitted from working for longer than just the summer.

Advice

My one piece of advice would be to apply yourself. Forming relationships, networking, and always offering assistance will earn you a positive and dependable reputation. If you give significant effort, you receive significant benefits.
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Legislative Intern

May - August 2018 • Columbus, OH

What I liked

It was varied, challenging work, that had a real impact on the community.

What I wish was different

The summer I worked was rather slow: I simply wish there had been more going on.

Advice

Work hard and honestly.
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Page

May - August 2018 • Columbus, OH

What I liked

I enjoyed being able to observe the functions of state government's daily functions.

What I wish was different

I would have liked to have been able to work more while the legislature was in session. The summer time is a little bit slower, so I didn't get to see the General Assembly in session as much as I would have at other times in the year.

Advice

Make yourself available to the people you are working around, especially the legislative aides. They are usually very appreciative of someone who comes to them for work rather than the other way around.
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Campaign Intern

June - August 2018 • Bowling Green, OH

What I liked

I got to meet a lot of politicians and people that work in the field that I am interested in, so it was a great networking opportunity. I also gained a real world view of how the political system actually works, which is much different than what we learn from textbooks in class.

What I wish was different

The hours varied every week, and I had to work extensive hours and often worked 7 days a week. It required a lot of time, and since it was unpaid it was difficult to remain financially stable.

Advice

I was pretty shy in the beginning, but it's best to be outgoing and ask a lot of questions in order to get the most out of the experience. I wish I hadn't been so nervous about talking to different people I met. Most people love to talk about their job and can provide great advice, so it's good to talk to and learn from as many people as possible.
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