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I liked the idea that I could pass on something that might actually mean more than money to a real student. Having run the gauntlet of life, it was nice to take myself back and disclose how I began to put together what would ultimately be a rewarding use of my life as a lawyer.
“Hello, my name is Sarah and I am a nursing student here at Emory.
I enjoy working with children, and I am really curious to learn more about the day-to-day experience of a pediatric nurse. I would like to set up a shadowing opportunity to learn more about the field, but my personal network is small, so I’m not sure where to begin. I would so grateful for any leads or advice on how to set up a shadowing experience.
“Hi, I’m Tony and I am a senior majoring in marketing.
I will be moving back to Chicago, and am looking to land a junior marketing position with a great, for profit company / corporation. I would love any and all advice from alums who have successfully started their marketing career.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to help me!”
“My name is Willow, and I am a recent graduate thinking about going to law school.
What pre-law school activities helped you confirm (or reject) your passion to be a lawyer? What activities / experiences are valuable to get into law school / or as great preparation? Would love to hear about any alum’s legal journey and career advice!
Thank you so much.”
“Hi I’m Antonio, an MBA student concentrating in finance.
I am totally stressed out by these uncertain times and I fear that after all of my hard work, I’m still not going to be able to find a good job. I would love to get some advice about what I can do to best position myself to get a management role in my field. I would particularly like to hear from alumni that graduated into a volatile economy and had to adapt their career plans.
I really appreciate your guidance and support.”
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