Texas Tech University

Student Spotlight: Stephen May

Stephen May

Name: Stephen May; Intern Office: U.S. House Committee on Agriculture; Semester: Summer 2018; Major: Agriculture & Applied Economics; Classification: Senior; Hometown: Sweetwater, Texas

  • My Experience: My experiences in D.C. let me have the best summer of my life. Learning how to quickly adapt, soaking up information, the friendships made and the opportunities that are given are just a few of the things that made this experience one I will always remember.
  • Why Go: You have the opportunity to learn as much as you want from your co-workers, other interns and friends. You make lifelong friends whom you get to learn and grow with.
  • Any Advice: Don't be afraid to be social, everyone there is very helpful and want to see you succeed.
  • Favorite Part: Being able to work in the House Agriculture Committee in such an important time. I had the opportunity to help them work on the Farm Bill and knowing that I could contribute even a little was very rewarding.
  • Looking Ahead: I will be graduating in December 2018, where I plan to further help farmers and ranchers in Agriculture in any way that I can. I hope that one day I can return to Washington D.C. and help farmers through agriculture legislation.

In 1998, Texas Tech University's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources established a Government Internship Program for CASNR students. This has turned out to be one of the most significant programs ever put into place. Since establishment of the program, over 100 students have served as interns in congressional and legislative offices in Washington, D.C. and Austin, Texas.

CONTACT: Cindy Akers, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Programs, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or cindy.akers@ttu.edu