Named Internship Profile Summary - Rachel Wang (Class of 1964)
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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[CLASS OF 1964 PUBLIC POLICY INTERN PROFILE] Rachel Wang ’13 comes from Madison, Wisconsin where she attended James Madison Memorial High School. At Dartmouth, Wang is majoring in economics and minoring in public policy with a focus on education. Wang is the Vice President of Operations for the Dartmouth Parliamentary Debate Team, is a member of the Council on Student Organizations, and is a sister of Epsilon Kappa Theta. Formerly on campus, she served on the Undergraduate Finance Committee as the COSO representative and was an undergraduate advisor in her dormitory. Wang will be a Presidential Scholar in the economics department this next year. She will be interning at the Office of Economic Policy in the U.S. Treasury Department during Fall of 2011.Rachel was funded by The Rockefeller Center for a Fall 2011 Internship, with generous supportfrom The Class of 1964.Executive Summary from Rachel’s final report:During the fall of 2011, I interned at the Office of Economic Policy at the U.S. Treasury. Thisoffice analyzes and reports on various economic developments and aids in determiningappropriate policies. I was responsible for attending and summarizing hearings on the Hill for senior economists at the office, taking notes for “One of the other challenges I faced various interagency meetings, summarizing was feeling out of place with people documents, creating briefing materials and compiling who were my senior in age and work briefing books, and doing research projects for experience. I soon found out that as economists at the office. I also had the honor of long I was being professional and working with our Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy respectful, I had the great opportunity Coordination on his involvement as Treasurys point of to meet and learn from others.” contact with Indian Country.
One of the other challenges I faced at my internship was feeling out of place participating ininteragency meetings and working with people who were my senior in age and workexperience. I soon found out that as long I was being professional and respectful, I had nothingto fear but rather had the great opportunity to meet and learn from others. Still, while theeconomists and staff in my office were very friendly and welcoming, the overall environmentwas still very professional and formal, so the various lessons from the Rockefeller Center’sManagement and Leadership Development Program about communication at the workplacewere particularly useful for that environment. On a personal level, I was humbled by getting toknow people with incredible work ethics, devotion to public service, and kindness in treatingco-workers. Working with such wonderful people has inspired me to seek a career that I amexcited and motivated about that will also benefit others in the process. Lastly, from my time atthe Treasury I found a greater appreciation for gaining more skills through graduate school ineither economics or public policy. Rachel Wang at her internship in at the Office of Economic Policy at the U.S. Treasury in Washington, D.C.