Externship Leads to Career!

rachelRachel Procopio is a third-year student at William & Mary Law School.  She graduated from Susquehanna University in 2010 with her Bachelors of Science in Biology.  Rachel is a Graduate Research Fellow, the Senior Articles Editor of the William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, and the co-chair of the law school’s Bone Marrow Drive Committee.

I did not know it at the time, but deciding to apply for an externship at Rawls McNelis + Mitchell for the spring of my 2L year was the best career decision I have ever made.  When I walked into my interview with Mr. Ed McNelis in the end of November 2011, I was unaware that the twenty-minute interview would lead to my first full-time position as an attorney.

The summer after my 1L year, I worked in-house for a healthcare system in Pennsylvania.  Because I wanted to work at a firm doing civil litigation, I began interviewing for various summer associate positions during my 2L fall.  I knew that pursuing an externship with a law firm would compliment the skills I had gained during my summer experience at the hospital.  In pursuing an externship, I hoped to tweak my abilities and set myself apart in the search for a job in the private sector after graduation.

The externship opportunity with Rawls McNelis + Mitchell immediately caught my eye when it was posted on the Office of Career Services job website.  The firm is a healthcare boutique in Richmond, specializing in medical malpractice defense.  Medical malpractice was an area of law that I was especially interested in working in, and I thought that my experience in healthcare would set me apart from others applying.   My assumption was correct, and I was chosen for the externship.

Working as an extern at Rawls McNelis + Mitchell was a great learning experience.  I traveled to Richmond every Friday during the spring, and I was able to work on a variety of projects for several different attorneys.  I helped attorneys draft motions, I wrote memos, and I researched.  I was also lucky enough to be able to witness the firm’s attorneys in action by attending depositions and sitting in on conference calls with clients.  I worked as hard as I could as an extern, and took on many assignments even when I was not in the office.  About six weeks into my externship, I received an offer to return to the firm as a summer associate.  I returned for the summer in May, and I have not stopped working for the firm since.

On July 27, 2012, the last day of my summer position, I accepted an offer to work at Rawls McNelis + Mitchell after graduation.  I am ecstatic to be joining the firm in August, and very happy that I decided to pursue the externship that led to this incredible opportunity.

free samples free stuff buy Generic Viagra without a prescription Lowest Price Generic Viagra Order Online Treatment drugs for Alcoholism A general treatment drug for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Buy Analgesic drugs online buy Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs online Buy cheap Antiallergic drugs Buy antibiotics online without prescription order Sedative and anticonvulsant drugs Antidepressants Drug order online Best Antifungal drugs online Buy Antiparasitic Medication online Buy Cheap Anti Viral Drugs Online buy Drug treatments for arthritis Asthma Medications and Treatments order Birth Control Contraception Medication online Cancer Drug buy cheap drug for Cardiovascular diseases treatment buy High Cholesterol Medication online Generic drugs for diabetes treatment Buy Generic Diuretics No Prescription online order drugs for erectile dysfunction treatment order Best Eye Care drugs online Gastrointestinal tract disorders drug buy Currently Approved Drugs for HIV buy Drugs and Medications to Treat Hypertension Erectile Dysfunction Drugs online buy mental disorders treatment medication buy Migraine Medication online Prescription Muscle Relaxers medication online buy Neurological Disorder Treatment drug Drug treatments for obesity online buy drug for Effective Osteoporosis Treatment Respiratory tract infection treatment Buy Skin Care medication online buy Medication to help you quit smoking Buy cheap surgery drugs online Drugs used treatment urinary tract infection generic drugs for Women's Health кредит онлайн на карту займы онлайн быстро микрокредит на карту онлайн оформить микрокредит онлайн микрокредит на киви онлайн микрокредиты на карту онлайн круглосуточно заем на карту онлайн микрокредит быстрый кредит наличными займ срочно