Where We Work: Brady Kruse

July 28, 2021

Brady Kruse is a senior Computer Science major who completed his DC Congressional Internship this past spring with Senator Roger Wicker’s Office and the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

How have you grown as a student through your internship experience?

I’ve certainly cemented my future plans. I’m a computer science major, and I was unsure if I wanted to become a programmer, a professor, or a policy-creator. After working on the Hill on such issues as hack response and cybersecurity legislation, now I see the crucial need for people like me who understand the technology behind the laws. Thus, I am currently planning a Masters in some policy or security related field.

What advice would you give future interns?

Make time to get to know your mentors! Let them know how much you appreciate their encouragement, make efforts to stay in touch, enjoy friendly discussion in the workplace, and ask about their lives—they are wonderful people who can provide anything from a letter of recommendation to a full-time position later down the road.