Make The Connection

February 23, 2022 | By Cole Hatcher

Karrington Ewell ’22 jumps for joy in a recent photoshoot for the OWU Magazine. Her Ohio Wesleyan experience has included two internships that support her career goal of becoming a lawyer. (Photo by James D. DeCamp)

Practical Politics

Ohio Wesleyan Student’s Democratic Caucus, Lobbying Internships Help Prepare Her for Law School

Name: Karrington Monet Ewell ’22
Hometown: Prince George’s County, Maryland
Major: Politics and Government
Minor: Spanish and Women’s and Gender Studies
OWU Connection Experiences: Internships with the Ohio House Democratic Caucus and New Visions Group

During her time at Ohio Wesleyan, Karrington Ewell completed semester-long remote internships with both the Ohio House Democratic Caucus and New Visions Group, both based in Columbus. The caucus supports elected Democrats of the Ohio House of Representatives and helps to elect or re-elect other Democratic House members; New Visions Group is a full-service government relations and lobbying firm.

My Favorite Moments

“My favorite moment of my internships was just being able to work with people who are in relation to what I want my career path to be. It was also cool to see the behind-the-scenes of how elections go.”

Lessons Learned

“In both of my internships, I learned the behind-the-scenes of politics. The meetings, the preps for speeches, the biography lookups for each speaker, the planning of events are all things that I did that I think tie into my future plans and help me become the lawyer and the person I want to be.”

Why I Chose Ohio Wesleyan

“I really like the smaller class settings. I feel as though the professors gain a sense of who you actually are as a person. Also, traveling from the D.C. area to Ohio was a drastic change for me, but I never became homesick.”

My Plans After Graduation

“My plan after graduation is to attend law school within a year after graduating. Within that year, I will be working and studying for my LSAT exam. OWU has helped me prepare for these goals by offering programs like ‘Real Life 101,’ having mentors available to talk to (anytime) about anything, and offering job and career fairs all throughout my four years of undergrad.”