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A pair of Idaho State University students will have a chance to see the inner workings of local government with Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad.
Next week, freshman Mikayla Morgan and senior Trevyan Marley will job shadow the Mayor. During their time with Mayor Blad, some of the items on their schedules include meeting with residents and City Department Heads, attending the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Committee meeting, taking part in a meeting of the Pocatello City Council, and more.
“I’m excited to work with Mikayla and Trevyan,” said Mayor Blad. “Idaho State University’s Signature Experiences Program is a great way for students to see real-life applications of the issues they are studying. The City is excited to participate.”
Mikayla will join Mayor Blad Monday, March 18 from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, March 19 from 8:15 a.m. to noon. Meanwhile, Trevyan will be working with the Mayor Thursday, March 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, March 22 from 8:15 a.m. to noon.
Mikayla is a political science major with a concentration in pre-law. Trevyan is a political science and global studies major.
Another student, finance major and freshman John Lancaster, will be shadowing the staff at Pocatello Regional Airport. During his time at the airport, John will be learning about grant reimbursement requests, the passenger facility charge program, and general airport operations.
Idaho State’s Job Shadowing Program “connects students with organizational, industry, and agency partners in our community relevant to the students' major and/or long-term career goals. These flexible, short-term opportunities give students practical experience in their area of interest.”
For more information on Idaho State University’s Signature Experiences efforts, visit isu.edu/studentopportunity/signature-experiences/professional-development.