Jonathan Norman, Catholic '23, is a Politics major from Sewell, NJ. He shares why he chose to attend Catholic University, and what advice he has for prospective students.
Why did you choose to attend Catholic University and what set the Department of Politics apart?
"I chose to attend Catholic University for its perfect location in Washington D.C. and commitment to placing students in great internships. What set the Politics Department apart was their commitment to aiding students in the process of finding government/political internships in and around D.C. Also, the Department's commitment to allowing students to receive academic credit for these internships was very impressive to me."
Why did you choose to student Politics?
"I chose to study Politics because I knew I wanted to work in the field of american government. From this, I wanted to learn more about the U.S. Constitution and other key documents that would give me a better of understanding of the U.S. government operates and how to aide in solving the problems that our elected officials face today."
What's been your favorite part of being a student at Catholic University?
"My favorite part of being a student at Catholic University has been the close access to all the great government buildings in Washington D.C. In just a few short moments, I can be down at Capitol Hill or standing at the White House. Also, I can head over to the National Archives and view the U.S. Constitution as I am studying it in class."
What advice would you give to prospective students?
"My advice would be to start interning in various government offices in D.C. as soon as you can. This way, you can find out what you like and don't like. With so many different places to work in the field of American government, it is important to discover early what works for you."