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Kontos and Mengine Law Group
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Jared E Myers

Major: Political Science 
Minor: Business and the Liberal Arts
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

How did you learn about this opportunity?

I learned about the opportunity to intern at Kontos and Mengine Law Group over Christmas break through mutual parties. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to network at a holiday party.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

My experience so far has been everything that I have hoped for. I am able to be around the profession that I desire to be in every day. I have the opportunity to learn about new and interesting topics. There are days that I leave the office and shadow the actual attorneys. This experience is something that I will use in the future because there is no substitute for actual work experience. The experience of working in a law office such as Kontos and Mengine gives me the chance to see how a firm operates in a city environment. I will have the advantage of understanding what kind of work ethic it takes to work at an establishment like this.

How did this experience impact you academically?

This experience can be something that directly relates to political science. Some of the attorneys in the law firm were political science majors as undergrads. This gives me great confidence that when I attend law school I will be as prepared as I need to be. The law is something that is talked about in many of the political science courses I have taken. Now hearing the vocabulary in the real world will only strengthen my understanding towards the subject. One particular class that it has helped me out with my internship is American Politics. I have been able to see terms that we read about in the course material and use it in the real work experience. This gives me an advantage in the class room and the work area because I have the chance to learn a topic from two separate angles at the same time.

This internship is a great step in the right direction for my aspirations.

What are your career goals and plans?  How did this experience impact them?

My career goals are to become an attorney. This internship is a great step in the right direction for my aspirations. Before this internship I did not have any experience in a law firm besides my father's firm. I have been able to meet many people who have shared their own personal experience of going through law school and going down the same career path. The connections I made will not only help me in law school, but down the line when I am in the same profession as my superiors. I will hopefully be able to gain some very strong recommendations at the end of my experience as I have been showing my determination every day in the office. I want the people that I work with to have confidence in me and be able to remain in touch as I progress through school.

Would you recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students?

I would absolutely recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students. This is a great opportunity especially for those students considering the law path.

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