From Internship to Career

Kathleen Loughry, Program Assistant to both the Washington Program in National Issues (WPNI) and the Columbus Program in Intergovernmental Issues (CPII), recently received this colorful bouquet of pink and orange lilies. Kathleen assists with nearly every element of these multifaceted programs, giving support and assistance to each and every student that participants in these internships programs.

This unexpected show of gratitude came from Michael Guastella, a 2015 Political Science graduate and alumnus of both the WPNI and CPII internship programs. Michael interned for Roetzel & Andress L.L.C. and the Kasich campaign in the fall of 2014 while participating in CPII and  the office of Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) this past spring while participating in WPNI.

Just weeks ago, Michael graduated from Kent State University, knowing that his efforts and experiences in these internship programs paid off immensely.  He had three exceptional job offers from which to choose and ultimately accepted a position in the Ohio Governor’s office.

As a Constituent Aide for Governor Kasich, Michael Guastella now works with correspondence from the Governor's office, assists with policy research and legislative affairs, drafts form letters, initiates constituent casework and is a public liaison to all of Ohio’s agencies.

Congratulations Michael! And thank you for the touch of class you’ve shown with this simple but meaningful token of appreciation for the support offered by Kathleen Loughry.