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Emily Berret ’11

White House Management and Administration—Operations
Washington, D.C.


“I was a political junkie growing up,” Emily, a political science major, said. “I always knew when I was younger that I wanted to work in Washington, D.C. after I graduated from college.”

And it looks like Emily’s well on her way to accomplishing her goal.

The president of Alvernia’s Student Government Association, she spent an entire semester interning at the White House as part of a program run by The Washington Center, a national organization that helps college students get real-world experience by working in Washington. During her internship she gained valuable leadership skills in the Executive Office of the President and learned the insider scoop on how the White House runs.

Emily, also a former intern for Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District, said it’s her professors who get the biggest vote of confidence.

“The political science department at Alvernia is amazing,” she added. “Everything I learned in my classes at Alvernia gave me the knowledge I needed to succeed while working in the White House. Our professors always encourage us to participate actively in class discussions and ask challenging questions.”

The only question now is: how long will it be before we see Emily in the Oval Office?

Where our graduates go to work:

  • Boeing
  • CNN Washington Bureau
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Pfizer
  • Sovereign Bank
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office


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