Category: General News, Student Experience

Title: Dual-degree student and inaugural Colin McCollester Mission Fund recipient will follow in the footsteps of the fund’s namesake

Date Published: August 25, 2021
Andrew Schlegel
Andrew Schlegel (MPP/MAGES’23)

Andrew will be studying at the Hertie School in Berlin, Germany, for the Fall 2021 academic semester, an exchange he believes “blends seamlessly with the MA/MPP dual degree” — an important consideration of his when choosing a location to study abroad.

I had the honor and privilege of knowing and working with Colin during his time at Georgetown and McCourt. Andrew is an excellent, engaged student who represents so much of the legacy Colin has left, and we are excited that he will be studying at Hertie just like Colin did.

Leslie Evertz, Associate Dean for Student Affairs

As an exchange student at the Hertie School, Andrew looks forward to unique opportunities, “to meet new people, to become more fluent in the language, to learn an interesting history and to become a small part of the city.” As a complement to his studies, he will also gain valuable experience in the German business sector as a Government Affairs intern at SAP, one of the world’s leading producers of business management software.

Andrew credits the McCourt School’s MPP core curriculum in particular for grounding his understanding of economics and trade policy. In his first year at Georgetown, Andrew has already built a solid foundation in the field of international political economy and made key connections inside and outside the McCourt School community. He recently gained practical experience as an intern at the International Trade Administration, which he says “brought these lessons from the page to reality.”

In the coming year, Andrew hopes to be even more prepared for an impactful career at the intersection of social and environmental policy.

Learn more about ways to support the Colin McCollester Mission Fund here.