Marketing fellow develops his governmental skills

June 13, 2024

Jayden Hutchion stands in front of building

Jayden Hutchion ’25, has always known that he wanted to be a lawyer, but the type of lawyer always remained a question.

Now after spending the summer as a Presidential Public Service fellow in the Hamden Mayor’s office, Hutchion has discovered that he might want to be a lawyer for a town like Hamden.

Hutchion currently serves as a marketing fellow in the economic development department in the Hamden mayor’s office. Before he was a fellow though, he worked in the Connecticut General Legislative which inspired him to take the opportunity to become a fellow, thanks to the guidance of Scott McLean, professor of political science.

As a political science major, Hutchion has been combining his passion and interest with the skills he has learned from his advertising and public relations minor.

Wanting to be a lawyer after graduating, Hutchion took the opportunity to learn more about how a municipal government operates and the important skills gained from working in a government office that he can use in his future career.

Each experience has brought him different skills and ideas that he wants to take into the future.

“I wanted to do this program because I worked at the Connecticut General Legislative as an intern and Professor McLean told me about this great opportunity in local government where I'd get to continue to hone governmental skills,” said Hutchion.

Hutchion is one of 11 Presidential Public Service Fellows currently serving the Hamden and North Haven communities. He and his fellow Bobcats are excited about the work they are doing and how they are not only learning, but also working on projects and initiatives that better the community.

“I like being able to do meaningful work around the town, and I hope I'm able to actually see the work I do around town,” said Hutchion.

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