Anthony F. Raisley
“The courses you select at CCT are tailored to your interests, allowing for flexibility to pursue a specific academic area or professional objective.”
Academic Background: B.A. United States History with minors in New Media, International Studies, & Entrepreneurship, and a certificate in Italian from Rowan University, New Jersey.
Area of focus in CCT: Technology Policy, Government, Increasing Election Turnout, New Media
What did you do before CCT? In May 2021 I graduated from Rowan University with my BA in U.S. History with minors in New Media, International Studies, & Entrepreneurship. While at Rowan, I worked on campus as a Digital Content Creator for the Social Media Team creating media content, and I worked in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. I also was a student-athlete running Division III Cross Country and Track (new window). In August 2021, I began CCT at Georgetown.
What activities do you participate in at CCT? I currently work full time at the U.S. House of Representatives and at the Apple Store in Georgetown part time. I contributed an article for Gnovis (new window), and regularly participate with my peers on research projects. I also have attended the Meet CCT alumni sessions.
Why did you choose CCT? The three academic areas I minored in (New Media, International Studies, & Entrepreneurship) during my undergrad gave me a strong foundation for one of the core principles of CCT, interdisciplinary academic research. CCT encompasses this as courses cover a variety of different research topics. Washington D.C. itself is a valuable resource when it comes to networking and growing connections across different industries. I also liked how CCT’s course structure allows students to select courses based on their interests. CCT Alumni work across different industries and are another excellent resource to utilize when searching for jobs or internships.
What surprised you about CCT? CCT’s faculty & staff are all very helpful, resourceful, and all have valuable experiences to share. The courses you select at CCT are tailored to your interests, allowing for flexibility to pursue a specific academic area or professional objective. CCT students come from a variety of academic backgrounds with different perspectives to share when collaborating on projects or assignments.
[BONUS] Favorite CCT classes? New Media & Politics, Media & American Elections, Digital Law & Policy, Crisis Communications, and Corporate Social Responsibility.