USD student chosen for NCSC program

USD student chosen for NCSC program
The University of South Dakota is pleased to announce that Katie Bossman has been chosen to participate in the highly selective and competitive Distinguished Scholars Program, an intensive learning and internship experience designed exclusively for members of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).

This unique career development opportunity will allow Bossman to intern at the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, under the Department of the Treasury, in Washington, DC, from June 3 until July 29.

A Parker native, Bossman is a political science and criminal justice major and a French and international studies minor at USD. She is actively involved in Greek Life, specifically her sorority Alpha Xi Delta and the Panhellenic Council. She is also actively engaged in NSCS, French club, Dance Marathon, Strollers, Greek Judicial Board, Taize, Greater Vermillion Area Coalition, College Democrats, Political Science League and volunteers at a local elementary school reading to third graders.

Upon graduation, Bossman plans on entering the governmental workforce and would like to help in the areas of mediation and communication.

The Distinguished Scholars Program carefully places each participant in a meaningful internship that matches his or her interests and career goals. Previous participants have worked at such places that include: Knight-Ridder, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Smithsonian Institution.

"I feel extremely honored to have been accepted into the Distinguished Scholars program," said Bossman. "It is a great opportunity for me to get out into the real world and apply what I learned in school in actual day-to-day situations."

In addition to a full-time internship, the Distinguished Scholars in Boston, Chicago, and Washington, DC will take an evening class at Boston University, Loyola University � Chicago, or Georgetown University, respectively. Each three-credit course will examine the contemporary city and the social problems challenging urban America.

With a rich blend of hands-on career, classroom, and cultural experiences, the Distinguished Scholars will leave the program with a greater understanding of their future goals and the inspiration needs to attain them.

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