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December 7, 2012
By: Kyle Bullock, Staff Writer
Student Shares Thoughts on Civic Engagement
Lubbock Christian University student, Jenna Jenkins, presented on the topic of civic engagement Thursday night as part of her senior capstone project.
Among her thoughts regarding civic engagement, Jenkins shared with the audience her experience while interning at the National Conference on Citizenship in Washington, D.C. through LCU's internship program with the Washington Center.
Jenna Jenkins shared her experiences as a Washington, D.C. intern during her senior capstone presentation.
"I was also interested in what all it meant to be civically engaged" Jenkins said in an interview. "While most people think it is simply voting and volunteering, I believe that it encompasses even more. Acts of kindness, no matter how large or small, to members of the community is at the heart of civic engagement."While interning in Washington, D.C., Jenkins had several opportunities to take part in civic engagement, from helping with the homeless population to participating in national research regarding civic engagement. Jenkins said that in coming back from Washington, D.C., she is coming back more informed and more focused as a result of her internship.
"I grew a lot, not just academically and professionally, but also personally. I felt prepared to start the job search (knowing) I was more confident in both my knowledge and abilities," said Jenkins.The Washington, D.C. internship opportunity is available to students through LCU and offers students a chance not only to intern, but also to take academic classes while in the nation's capital. Qualifying students interested in the Washington Center internship opportunity offered through LCU should contact their academic advisor.