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LSU Higher Education Doctoral Student Selected for Council of Graduate Schools Internship in Washington, D.C.

06/11/2012 05:02 PM

BATON ROUGE – After an interview process, Jared Avery, a doctoral candidate in the LSU College of Education, was selected for one of two prestigious internships with the Council on Graduate Schools, or CGS, in Washington, D.C.


Avery will serve as a research and best practices intern where he will conduct research projects and compile data, assist in the development of marketing and promotional materials, compile brief reports and datasets, develop and maintain electronic resources for external grants and initiatives, and create and update databases and records.


According to their website, the CGS conducts research and performs activities that serve to advance graduate education and to promote U.S. competitiveness in the global economy. CGS initiatives include exploring best practices in graduate education; providing information, data analysis and trends for benchmarking in graduate education; advocating for graduate education through public policy; and leading international discussions on global trends in graduate education.


Avery is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in educational leadership and research with an emphasis in higher education. The New Orleans native also served as a graduate assistant in the Office of Equity, Diversity & Community Outreach, or EDCO, where he was responsible for supporting the communications, diversity training, assessment and annual reporting functions of the office, and served as the graduate coordinator for the Black Male Leadership Initiative, or BMLI, Fellows Program. Avery began his graduate career in the African American Cultural Center, and has now spent four years in the EDCO unit.


“Witnessing Jared’s personal and professional growth over the last four years, we are extremely proud that he earned this internship,” said Avery’s assistantship supervisor Marco Barker, director of Educational Equity at LSU. “When I saw the internship announcement, I instantly thought of Jared. He has done a great job developing our BMLI Fellows Program and sustaining our annual diversity report. He has been a value-added member of the EDCO team and I am confident that he will take the standard of excellence shown during his assistantship to the CGS internship and will represent LSU well.”


Avery earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from LSU in psychology and education with an emphasis in higher education and student affairs, respectively. He was an active undergraduate leader on campus, serving in numerous organizations and leadership programs. Avery has presented at both regional and national higher education and student affairs conferences and currently has a manuscript under review for a peer-review journal.


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