by Tamia Coleman
Lincoln University is an institution that is known for being the first historically black university, but it is also known for molding individuals into strong, well rounded, men and women.
Jalen Scott-Davis is a rising sophomore at Lincoln University, hailing from the city of Philadelphia, with a dual major in business and economics.
This past summer break, Jalen took on the opportunity of a lifetime. He was an intern in the office of Contracts and Purchasing at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission in Philadelphia! We decided to reach out to Jalen to get some insight on his experience by asking him a few questions…
What was your duty during your involvement with this company?
It was my job to prepare contract and purchasing documents, research federal rules governing the use of grant funding, edit standard articles of agreements and requests for proposals. It was a very detail-oriented position that has enhanced how I pay attention to the little things in addition to giving me valuable office skills that I can use in any professional setting.
What made you want to be a part of this internship program?
I believe that attending college and studying hard is only half the battle. Students need real world working experience in different fields in order to become more well-rounded. That way our chances of success are even greater after we graduate from college.
How has Lincoln prepared you for the opportunity?
Lincoln has given me the confidence to pursue such an internship. Being 18 years old I was the youngest intern the organization ever hired and I am proud of that.
What are your intentions this upcoming semester?
My intentions are to study hard, work, hard, and stay in shape. This will be the beginning of a new chapter in my life. Not only will I be starting my sophomore year, but I have the privilege to serve as a Community Adviser which I am very excited about. This gives me a chance to share my experience and knowledge with other students to better our campus as a whole. Also, I plan to hit the gym weekly and return to the student Senate this year. If a difference is to be made it has to start there.
After chatting with Jalen, we know for a fact that during his time here at Lincoln, he will unleash even more of his potential! We believe that all of our students are destined for greatness. Good luck for sophomore year, Jalen!