Greg Mitchell, a senior and a Paterno Fellow double majoring in economics and community, environment and development, spent the summer as a consultant with Bates White Economic Consulting. Mitchell was accepted to the Chapel Executive Internship program through the College of the Liberal Arts, which gave him a $5,000 stipend so he could work and live in Washington, D.C., for the summer. During his internship, Mitchell worked on a case dealing with alleged anticompetitive behavior and intellectual property rights where he had the opportunity to work directly with the partners at the firm.
“I could not imagine having spent my time anywhere else this summer,” said Mitchell. “I absolutely loved my experience in D.C. and at Bates White, and I highly recommend students get an experience interning away from home. I am very grateful to the Chapels for having created this program.” The Chapel Executive Internship program encourages liberal arts students who excel academically to pursue premium internships in the private sector.
Mitchell credits his internship experience with helping him realize he wants to work with data. After seeing how programming can be used to obtain important insights from data, Mitchell was confident enough to finally enroll in programming classes at Penn State. Mitchell finds the “practical implications of econometrics and computer programming incredibly exciting and hopes to continue to develop these skills.”