Nine WestConn students applied to be legislative interns for the 2009 General Assembly Session in Hartford, and nine were selected.
WCSU Director of Cooperative Education Dr. Anthony Ciarleglio said WCSU students were well-prepared before they applied for the jobs that involved attending committee public hearings, reporting back to their assigned legislator, listening to lobbyists and answering the phones.
Sophomore justice and law administration major Denise Morelli of New Fairfield said she learned a lot about what goes on in Hartford.
“I never realized how much time it really takes to be a legislator,” Morelli said. “And the amount of constituent contact is very high, as they are constantly calling to express their opinions.”