Alex, a graduate of Gann Academy, is majoring in business at American University’s Kogod School of Business. Alex wasn’t sure if he would be able to participate in an internship because of a previously planned family trip in the middle of the summer, but we were able to create a customized work schedule with his mentor.
We matched Alex to the Massachusetts Office of Business Development, where he witnesses the interaction of businesses and state government. He attended board hearings, created spreadsheets and questionnaires, and received the highest praise from the entire department.
“The best part of my internship has been witnessing the interaction between businesses in Massachusetts and the state government. In doing this I have been able to attend hearings and see in person the impact that economic development can have on the local job market and economy.”