Positioned for Politics

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Opportunities abound for politically minded students at the University of Mary Washington. Stephen Farnsworth, director of the university’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, said UMW—situated halfway between the nation’s and the commonwealth’s capitals—stands at the intersection of local, state and federal government. “With the center, we are able to take advantage of our location,” said Farnsworth, who is professor of political science. “We are in a great position – students can be a part of political matters that interest them.” Students are able to intern during the academic year in either Richmond or D.C., without having to take a semester off. In fact, several UMW students are interning with presidential and senatorial campaigns this fall. Those experiences often lead to jobs in politics after graduation. “Over the past dozen years, many Mary Washington students have graduated and gone on to work for presidential campaigns, state senators and members of … [Read more...]