Ivy League, Team USA, 3x All-American, first-gen student, professional + attorney, entrepreneur, start-up strategist, international government advisor, business development, marketing.
Law schools are very good at recruiting bright, talented students and often transform the way they analyze problems, approach questions, organize information, and communicate.
However, they often fall down when it comes to helping students GET HIRED. Many law students have very little work experience before school. How are you expected to navigate through a sea of candidates with similar grades and test scores?
At age 28, after 6 years in business roles, I changed careers -- put myself through law school and even worked at a tech startup during my 1L year. I received offers for multiple 1L summer associate positions. Since graduating, I have been a corporate attorney practicing at a top-2 global law firm in NYC. I am also a guest lecturer for international law school courses at the intersection of law, business and technology.
My years of previous work experience did not help me in the recruiting process, but knowing how to craft my narrative through systematic, targeted outreach was the key to securing employment. I look forward to sharing some of these tips!
No legal advice provided.
As a first-generation student, professional and attorney, I had no access or exposure to careers beyond doctor/lawyer/engineer. The roadmap to professional success was a narrow one-way street.
Since 2008, I have served as Chief of Staff to a Prime Minister; launched national fundraising campaigns for children's causes; grown a start-up thru its acquisition; and put myself through law school to now practice at a top-2 global firm.
I look forward to sharing knowledge gained through first-hand experiences in my roles across a range of industries (consulting, public affairs, international diplomacy, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, startups, law). No legal advice provided.