UT political communication senior Victoria Foreman, a spring 2010 Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Pre Grad Intern, is now serving in the White House Internship Program. The program’s mission is to make the White House accessible to future leaders all around the nation and cultivate and prepare those devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities.
While an IE intern, Foreman worked with graduate student mentor Rachel Kraft, exploring graduate education and careers in the fields of public policy and communication studies.
When asked about being accepted into the White House Internship Program, Foreman said: “This is obviously a very exciting time for me. It would not have been possible without the Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Pre Grad Internship and had my graduate student mentor not seen the potential in me. The IE program was a big motivating factor in applying for and getting accepted into the White House Internship.”
Foreman plans to graduate in December. During the fall semester she will apply to graduate programs and keep her options open for jobs.
According to Dr. Richard Cherwitz, a UT professor and director of the Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, “Victoria is an academically accomplished student with a commitment to serving the community–someone who embodies the principles of citizen-scholarship that are at the heart of UT’s IE initiative.”