UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Carl Boswell was selected as the College of the Liberal Arts student marshal, representing Liberal Arts graduates at summer commencement Aug. 16. He received a bachelor of arts degree in international politics and a master's degree in international affairs. He is a Paterno Fellow, a Chapel Executive Intern, a Bunton-Waller Fellow and a participant in the Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor Program.
A member of the Schreyer Honors College, Boswell enrolled in the integrated undergraduate/ graduate degree program, which allows students to simultaneously pursue a master's and an undergraduate degrees. In addition, he is a member of the Presidential Leadership Academy, The Schreyer Consulting Club, The Paterno Fellows Program and the Penn State Lion Ambassadors. In his downtime, Carl ran in intramural track meets and played flag football.
in addition, Boswell studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he learned more about the Spanish culture while traveling around the country and walking on a glacier. His love of experiencing different cultures has also taken him to Europe where, in the summer of 2013, he backpacked through five European countries.
The greater Philadelphia area native has interned and worked at the former International Center for the Study of Terrorism, the Smeal Center for Global Business Studies and two government relations firms located in Washington, D.C. In the spring of 2014, he served as a teaching assistant for Penn State professor Fariborz Ghadar in his two MBA courses on the topics of international finance and business strategy. This experience served him well as he focused his Schreyer Honors College thesis on the economic impact of the Olympic Games on the host country.
During his time at Penn State, he received various scholarships to help him focus on his academic studies and pursue study abroad and internship opportunities. These scholarshps included the Bunton Waller Fellowship, the Virgina Todd Chapel Executive Internship Award, and other Schreyer Honors College and Liberal Arts funding.
When asked about the future, Boswell said, "I feel most excited when immersed in new social and professional environments where I am able to learn from those around me. There are over 7 billion people in the world. I will not meet all of them, but only I can set my own social, professional and boundaries." After graduation, he plans to move to Washington, D.C.