What do you hope to gain from the PPRS experience?
“The Public Policy Research Scholars program provides excellent opportunities to apply the principles that I will learned in Wharton and the classes in my policy track to relevant policy research. The priority for research opportunities given to students in PPRS would allow me to get involved with research that most closely align with my interest in fiscal policy and with the courses that I have taken. I also want to be a part of PPRS because it provides an opportunity to learn how to use the specialized programs such as R and Stata which I have learned are vital to analyzing economic data during my work as a research assistant this summer.”
Are there specific skills you hope to develop?
“Recently, organizations which conduct policy research have become linkage institutions, informing the public about the past impact and future effects of the government’s decisions. These institutions, both in the bureaucracy and independently, are contributing more and more to public discourse. The PPRS program would help me apply what I have learned and gain experience by interning at one of these institutions. Interning in Washington D.C. would allow me to contribute to furthering people’s understanding of public policy while also helping the organization itself. Finally, the opportunity to do a public policy related internship would give me a better understanding of how I can apply my business education to public policy work in the future.”