My name is Justyn Alexander, and I am a senior majoring in Operations Management and Business Analytics & Information Systems. This past summer, I interned for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Inspector General. I had a great experience despite it being virtual and for the government. I know for some people, a job at a government agency is like being sentenced to prison, but I do not see it that way. I see the government as a great organization that can impact a lot of people’s lives. Since my life’s mission is to change the world, it makes logical sense that this was the next step in my career path. Since my internship was for the government, I will be very careful in what I tell you about the work I did.
Though I worked with the agency that regulates nuclear material usage and plant operation, I was not making nukes. I am a business major. However, I did aid in an audit that ensuring that their COVID-19 plans and procedures made sense, were grounded in the facts, and were communicated effectively. My experience was amazing because I got to meet a lot of great people and see what modernized government agencies looked like. From this experience, I learned that not all government agencies have outdated technology and are clunky. So, I will definitely consider a job with an agency in the future. Additionally, this experience helped me hone my analytical skills because I was reading a lot of documentation. And I had to somehow condense these hefty works of literature into something a Congressman or Congresswoman could understand by skimming it since our report was sent to Congress. We even got praise from the higher-ups about the speed at which we delivered our report. Finally, this internship perfectly positioned me to apply and get interviews for the public consulting field because it gave me a better understanding of how government agencies work. Starting in the Fall of 2021, I will be working for Accenture Federal Services as an analytics analyst.