Policy Management Major Jobs 2018

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Connor Murphy

Major: policy management
Hometown: Summit, New Jersey
Employer: Aon
Job title: account specialist (New York, New York)

How has Dickinson prepared you for your future?

Dickinson taught me how to think.

Internship Experience

Aon (summer 2017): This internship allowed me to learn about the company and meet tons of people. That is why I have a job today.

What are you most anticipating about your future?

Making a difference in the world.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Meeting Coach Dave Webster '88.

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Lily Mott

Major: policy management
Hometown: Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Employer: DiD Agency
Job title: production intern

Job Responsibilities

I will be assisting the account managers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with their day-to-day tasks. This includes handling blue sheets, setting deadlines, taking customer feedback, assisting with client deliverables, etc.

How has Dickinson prepared you for your future?

Dickinson has taught me to appreciate the value of a liberal-arts education. Throughout the different experiences and classes Dickinson has provided me with, I have learned to think critically and assess situations with an open mind.

Internship Experience

Business development intern with Sartomer Americas in Exton, Pennsylvania. I assisted with their tier-4 accounts and assessing new sales leads.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

My study abroad experience in Bologna, Italy and being a member of the field hockey team are the two experiences that shaped me most as an individual.

Jamey Harman

Major: policy management, philosophy
Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland
Fellowship/Employer: Venture for America Startup Network

Job Responsibilities

As a Venture for America fellow, I will be matched with a startup in one of 15 U.S emerging cities.

Purpose of Fellowship

Venture for America is a two-year fellowship for recent grads who want to learn how to build a business while making an impact. VFA Fellows get training and join a startup in an emerging U.S. city, where they live and work for two years at one of our hundreds of partner companies. They learn hands-on what it takes to build a company, while getting the mentorship, network, resources and ongoing support to prepare themselves to become successful entrepreneurs.

How has Dickinson prepared you for your future?

It taught me to think analytically and to ask the right questions. It taught me how to manage my time effectively (with two campus jobs and my involvement in many different organizations). It taught me to write concisely and to write well. It taught me to challenge myself and to get over my fear of public speaking. It taught me what mentorship can look like through all of the professors that are so dedicated to my success.

Internship Experience

  • Action in Montgomery: community organizing intern.
  • Project Vote Smart: political research intern.
  • Maryland Medicaid: health analyst intern.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

I'm really excited to dive into working at a challenging startup and to learn about the world outside of Dickinson.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

I loved my First Year Seminar because it laid the groundwork for the rest of my Dickinson experience. I took "Ideas that Shaped the World," and I was immediately thrown into challenging philosophical texts with a professor that cared deeply about us and the material. I fell more in love with philosophy in Moral Problems (highly recommend to all!) with Professor Jim Sias. I decided to major in it the first day of that class. Going abroad to New Zealand was also an amazing part of my Dickinson experience. I learned how to be independent and to use the skills I had learned at Dickinson in an entirely new context thousands of miles away. Then, upon returning, I was looking for classes and I stumbled upon a Policy Studies one. I met with Professor Jim Hoefler to talk about the class and to see if I should take it. In that initial meeting, upon hearing how passionate I am about policy work, he cared so much about my personal growth that he helped me to figure out how I could double major in Policy Management. He has since helped me to network with people in the healthcare field and taught me so, so many skills to be prepared for the professional world. As a result of these two majors, and the many other influential professors and staff during my Dickinson career that believed in me and tried to help me in any way possible, I have had an incredible time here.

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Tonian Ortega

Major: policy management, international business & management
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Employer: National Trust for Historic Preservation
Job title: advancement events assistant

Job Responsibilities

I will provide support for planning and logistics for a variety of advancement events; draft correspondence, monitor, track and report on the annual budget; and serve as the main initial contact for high-profile, external constituents. I also will assist with on-site prep and event logistics and serve as administrative support to the events team.

How has Dickinson prepared you for your future?

Dickinson opened doors for networking, community building and professional growth. As a student and involved community member, I've learned how to communicate with others and the necessary technical skills related to my field.

Internship Experience

Since my first year, I've had an internship every year, the last being with NBCUniversal in Universal City, California, as their recruitment and communications intern for the Campus2Career internship program.

Evan Weiner

Major: policy management
Hometown: Ponte Vedra, Florida
Employer: Ernst & Young
Job title: advisory staff

Job Responsibilities

I will be a member of the Ernst & Young Business Advisory Program in Washington, D.C. This is a two-year program during which I will learn about consulting and various industries through hands-on projects. As part of my role, I will help clients evaluate their business processes/functions, recommend areas for greater efficiency and assist in the measurement and management of financial and operational risk.

How has Dickinson prepared you for your future?

My experience on the Dickinson lacrosse team has taught me how to manage time, work within a team, and respond to adversity. The liberal-arts education I have received from Dickinson has prepared me think and work through complex projects and situations.

Internship Experience

  • CE Broker: business development and marketing intern, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Around Campus Group: sales representative, Jacksonville, Florida

What are you most anticipating about your future?

I am ecstatic to travel and work with a team of brilliant professionals while thinking critically and creatively about complex business problems at some of the biggest companies in the world.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Being a member of the lacrosse team and the friendships created from this experience and our big wins. Also, building relationships with professors who were invested in me as a student.

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Published April 8, 2018