Last Wednesday, the BBA Summer Jobs students headed out for the first day of work. Many of our students have never had a professional job before, and they were quite nervous about starting their summer internships in the legal field. However, the students are quickly getting settled thanks to the support of our employers.
Here’s what Danielle Miles-Langaigne, a rising junior at Boston Latin Academy, had to say about her first day of work at Sullivan & Worcester in an email to her PIC Career Specialist Terry Alleyne:
“My first day, Michaela Duff [Human Resources Generalist at Sullivan & Worcester], hospitably showed me around the law office. The building was beautiful and the layout was very structured. Everyone there is also very courteous and welcoming, which was very comforting and made me feel less uneasy. Seeing the various faces and ranging ages of people there definitely interested me.
Also, I found out that I would not only be getting my own cubby/desk, but I would also be acquiring my own phone and PC. There’s a name plate outside of my little space that I nearly lost it over because it was surreal to see my name plastered on a decal in front of a mini-office. All in all, being in the atmosphere of an actual law firm was more exhilarating than I thought it would be, even if I was assigned to filing and cleaning up a data base. I told the woman who was teaching me about software on my PC that even if I was not being paid, I would still continue with the job anyways. I look forward to continuing my intern experience at the firm this summer.”
We were thrilled to hear about how much fun Danielle had on her first day at Sullivan & Worcester and are looking forward to hearing more stories from students as they immerse themselves into their new positions. Stay tuned for more updates about our Summer Jobs students and their experiences over the next couple of months.