Sweksha Sharma is currently interning at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta as a Research Panel Coordinator in their Economic Research Department. She started the position in the summer of 2021 and continued it over the fall semester. Most of her work involves reaching out to business leaders to encourage them to participate in the Business Uncertainty Survey of the Atlanta Fed.
Sweksha said: “I get to talk to business owners and managers from all over the country which I really enjoy. This role has helped me understand the importance of survey work in economics and appreciate the role of the Federal Reserve System in the economy. My favorite part of the internship is being able to join in on economic briefings and forecasts where current issues are being discussed. It truly feels like I am at the center of economic decision-making!
This internship has encouraged me to challenge myself and explore my interests. I am hence planning to study abroad next semester at the TIO University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. I am really looking forward to exploring the Netherlands and the rest of Europe while learning more about global markets, international relations, and my interests.”
Sweksha Sharma is currently a junior at ASC with a dual major in Mathematics-Economics and International Relations.
My name is Aluel Deng Arou (she/her/hers). I am a senior double majoring in Public Health and Biochemistry. This summer, I interned with the CDC Bacterial Meningitis Laboratory under the Division of Bacterial Diseases where I assisted the team with testing the meningitis samples. I received this internship through the Bevier program, the public health internship program at Agnes Scott that places public health majors and minors into different internship sites. This internship experience taught me a lot of invaluable skills that I can apply in different work environments. The thing I enjoyed most about this internship is the supportive group dynamic that helped me thrive and grow in this position. Everyone prioritized my learning and made sure that I was getting the skills and experience I needed which helped me to develop my research and oral communication skill set.”
I studied abroad in Madrid Spain in June 2021. I took intermediate Spanish language and culture courses at Universidad Nebrija. During my study abroad experience, not only was I working on my language proficiency but I was able to immerse myself in Spanish culture by getting to visit prominent museums and landmarks including the Retiro Park, Prado Museum, and Plaza Mayor I was also able to explore neighboring cities in Spain including Toledo, Segovia, and Barcelona. While I was in Spain, I was able to get an authentic experience by living with a host family and attending school with native Spanish speakers. The biggest takeaway from my experience was the importance of language in connecting with others. I was able to push myself to learn more than I ever did before because I realized that the more I knew the more I was able to connect with those around me.
The Center For Global Learning extends a warm welcome to all new and returning Scotties and especially to those who joined us from outside the U.S. We are excited that 17 International and exchange students joined our global community this past week. Our global community members represent a wide range of countries and cultures, including:
Austria, Barbados, Belgium, China, France, Kenya, South Korea, Sint Maarten, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
Please help us welcome our Global Scotties when you see them in the classroom and around campus.