YEAR AND SEMESTER IN WASHINGTON:
American National Government_______________
Foreign Policy ___________
Public Law _______________
Other (indicate) ___________________________
UNIT AND DIRECTOR:
RESEARCH PROJECT ACTUALLY CARRIED OUT (TITLE):
ORIGINAL PROJECT FOR RESEARCH PROJECT AT TIME OF APPLICATION:
(i.e., Submitted at Saint Mary's) TITLE:
1. Summarize in a short paragraph the value you place, in retrospect, on this experience.
2. If you had it to do over again, would you do so?
3. What was the most valuable part of your experience?
REGARDING YOUR RESEARCH:
1. Did you change your topic from your original proposal? If so, why?
2. Was the direction given by your research advisor satisfactory? If not, please indicate why.
3. Was the opportunity to complete your Senior Comp in this way a good option?
4. What realistic improvements might be made in the research design process?
a) At Saint Mary's, prior to departure (given the constraints of time you were under).
b) At Washington.
5. Should the Department require additional improvements on your Washington research to
qualify for Senior Comp?
REGARDING YOUR INTERNSHIP:
1. Where did you intern?
2. How satisfactory was it?
3. Did you profit from it? How?
4. What improvements or changes for securing a good internship would you advise for interns
in the future?
REGARDING YOUR SEMINARS:
1. Did you profit from them academically?
2. Were the required readings and preparations adequate?
3. Were the evaluations (interpretative papers, etc.) adequate?
4. Did your Director/Professor perform professionally?
a) The types of speakers s/he selected.
b) Her/his integration of speakers with academic subject matter, lectures, etc.
5. Check the courses that you took before going to Washington.
_____ American Democracy _____ Congress
_____ American Public Policy _____ Presidency
_____ American Foreign Policy _____ Parties, etc.
_____ Other 300 American politics courses _____ Public Law
______________________ _____ Intro to American Law
6. Was there any overlap between the seminar and courses at Saint Mary's? If so, in what
7. After returning from Washington, what courses, if any, overlapped substantially with the material taught in your seminar? List and describe here.
8. How able was the faculty as a whole--given that each professor/director may differ as at
REGARDING YOUR HOUSING, SOCIAL LIFE, AND LOGISTICS:
1. What added services and facilities do you realistically feel should be made by American
2. Did you benefit from and/or enjoy coed dorm life?
1. Did you learn a great deal about politics that you would not have learned at Saint Mary's?
Please indicate what.
2. Was the knowledge gained useful even if you are never employed in a government related
3. Was your respect, understanding or insight into American National Government enhanced or lessened by this experience? How?
4. Do you expect to go back to Washington:
_____ to seek placement?
_____ for social purposes?
Add any other commentary or suggestions you may have for the good of the program.