I serve many college “kids” in my current line of work… approximately 500 of them. Malcolm is one student at Cal Poly that I am so proud to call one of "my kids".
Malcolm and I always get into really in depth conversations about politics...you name it! For the Fall 2016 semester, he has been chosen to represent California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, as a Panetta Congressional Intern
I remember when he said he wanted to apply for this internship. Only one student per California State University institution is chosen for this amazing opportunity. I remember Interview #1; he had such confidence in his answers and if he didn’t get the internship, he KNEW he did his best. He then was asked back for Interview #2 with the institute board members. I could see that he was nervous, but he was ready.
His charming and charismatic demeanor as well as his interest in governmental issues won them over! When he mentioned to me that he was chosen as the recipient, I was ELATED, and wanted to take photos of him.
Side note: He is stared at quite a bit on campus if you don’t know him. Does he resemble a young Barack Obama to you?
Congratulations Malcolm! I look forward to hearing your amazing stories upon your return.
Location: Location: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo