Elizabeth Johnson

A triple major in history/political science, economics and international affairs from Dover, PA

Elizabeth Johnson at Pennsylvania Treasury

It should come as no surprise that Elizabeth learned a lot about finance during her internship at the Pennsylvania State Treasury Department in the Bureau of Cash Management and Investments. However, she learned much, much more.

During her internship, she drafted and edited the Treasury Investment Policy and service-level agreements, researched and wrote economic comment and investment strategy reports, and compiled and analyzed data for cash forecasting and other reports.

“These tasks helped me develop my professional writing skills while gaining financial knowledge and experience.”

Elizabeth gained a better understanding of banking and investing, particularly how it relates to government. She also learned so much more.

At first, she wasn’t sure she’d enjoy the work or even understand what was going on. However, after only a few days, Elizabeth realized she knew more than she thought.

My professors are dedicated and hardworking, and I've learned so much from them.

“This internship has made me a more confident person and has helped me to see more possibilities for myself after I graduate from Pitt-Bradford.”

Elizabeth also learned what it takes to be a professional woman.

“I worked with and under some of the most empowering women who were wonderful examples of what it means to be a woman in the workplace. Because of them, I have a great example of what women in authority can be, and I hope to spread that message to others beyond this summer. After my internship ends, I am excited to see how I can apply these skills in the future.”