Political Science and Philosophy majors, East Meredith, New York
Giovanni embodies Hartwick’s commitment to experiential learning. As a political science major with an interest in law school, Gio is gaining the experiences and connections he needs to achieve his goals.
Double Major: Economics, Political Science
Hometown: Oneonta, New York
New York State Senate Undergraduate Session Assistant Program
“My internship at the New York Senate has been captivating. It has given me a backstage pass in witnessing bills that are voted on in real-time. This semester, I live in Albany and work at the Senate 40+ hours per week. I have been able to network and connect with co-workers and staff. They have taught me how to draft legislation, memorandums, and deal with constituents and lobbyists. More importantly, I have learned how to present myself in a professional and respectful manner. It has resulted in a significant improvement in my public speaking and people skills. The time I have spent here in this energizing atmosphere has been invaluable.
Currently I am the treasurer of the Philosophy Honors Society. I am hoping to join the Student Senate when I return from my internship. After college I would like to attend grad school to obtain an MPA or JD. I am hoping to eventually work in business or politics.”