Four students, Allyson Ritchey ’24 Aidan Piper ’24 Ethan Bauman ’24 and Harun Pacavar SGA President ’24 attended the Governor’s College Day of Action on January 22.
The event was designed to welcome college leaders and Pennsylvania influencers to the Governor’s Mansion. During the event, guest speakers and panels discussed what they have done on their college campuses and the actions taken by Governor Shapiros administration to better Pennsylvania.
Three of the four SU students that attended the Governor’s College Day of Action are interns with the Governor’s office. Ethan Bauman ’24 works within the office of constituent affairs. Bauman works alongside constituents who may be seeking assistance or change from the Governor’s office. Allyson Ritchey ’24 works as a Digital intern or the Office of Communication for the Governor. Ritchey creates content and collects social media analytics for the Governor’s office.
“I’m able to learn beyond the classroom and get real experience for what my future goals may be…Getting involved in government is often thought of as only for elected adults but this is not true. As a student I’m able to bring new energy, perspective, and a voice to the table and behind the scenes to help.” Piper ’24 said.
Aidan Piper ’24 works as a Communications intern for the office of Governor Josh Shapiro. Piper works alongside the Governor and his team in drafting press materials, traveling to events, transcribing speeches and remarks and monitors media.
“Getting this internship has been a great honor of mine, as I greatly respect and appreciate the actions and efforts by the Shapiro administration so far and am excited to be a part of so much positive change taking place in the commonwealth, and hope that my experience can only help me grow my skills for the future.” Ethan Bauman ’24 said.
Students who are interested in working with the Government of Pennsylvania can reach out to the on-campus career center for more information and how to apply today.