Public Policy major Henry Furtick has been commended by the Georgia House of Representatives through a special house resolution recognizing his work as an intern.
Interns at the legislature are commonly recognized as a group for their work; Furtick received special recognition through the singular resolution.
Furtick, who is also earning a minor in pre-law, interned in state Representative Larry O'Neal's office. He worked for the House Committee on Ways and Means, a center of intense activity during the recent House session on the state budget. Furtick dealt with changing plans, bill drafts, and organizing paperwork for the House committees.
Presented to Furtick on his final day of work, the resolution, commended Furtick for his "equanimity, professionalism, and good will...significant organizational and leadership talents...patience and diplomacy."
Furtick says the internship provided him a better appreciation about things that he had only read about in textbooks. As he put it, it's "the difference between looking through a telescope and walking on the moon." He recommends an internship like this one, for students who are interested in public policy, especially the Ways and Means department, where he worked.
Furtick plans to finish his pre-law minor in his final year at Tech. When asked if he thought the resolution would look good on his resume, he laughed, "Yes. Definitely"