April 4, 2016 at 3:09 pm

OHIO Students Tour Law Schools, Meet with Alumni on D.C. Networking Trip

OHIO students tour American University Washington College of Law.

OHIO students tour American University Washington College of Law.

The Ohio University Alumni Association’s Nation’s Capital Chapter hosted 106 OHIO students for the first-ever D.C. Networking Week, from March 24-26.

Students had a jam-packed schedule full of company visits, law school visits, panel discussions, an informal career fair, “Dinners with 12 Strangers,” and many more opportunities to interact with Bobcats living and working in Washington D.C.

On March 25,  students interested in attending law school were able to visit both American University Washington College of Law and Georgetown University Law Center with Center for Law, Justice & Culture Pre-Law Specialist Larry Hayman.

At American, students met with Brooke Sandovol, Associate Director of Admissions, where they were able to have their questions answered about AWCOL and the law school admissions process before taking a tour of the school’s new facilities.  At Georgetown, students met with Jackson Lavelle ’14, who discussed life as a second year law student and life in D.C. and answered students’ questions about law school.

Alyssa Alcorn, a senior Communication Studies major, spoke enthusiastically about the trip.  “I really enjoyed the law school visits, since that’s something I’m considering more and more. The networking opportunities were a lot of fun, and it was nice to connect with Bobcats in the DC area and gain advice on how to move forward post-graduation,” Alcorn said.

Sara Sams, a junior Political Science major, gained a lot of insight from talking to women who worked as legal professionals.

“One event that really stood out to me was the Ohio Women’s Reception, which got together Bobcat Women Alum to speak about their journeys to D.C. and experiences as women,” Sams said. “I personally spoke to a women who was a partner in a law firm, in a day where that just didn’t happen. It was great for me to see how far women in law have come, seeing as how that is something I want to do.”

Nicholas Eaton, a sophomore Communication Studies major, was particularly interested in meeting with representatives in the music streaming industry and with law professionals.

“On Thursday I attended the company visit to the RIAA (recording industry). It was very interesting to learn about how the upcoming streaming businesses like Spotify are effecting the industry,” Eaton said.

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Students meet with Jackson Lavelle (BA ’14) at Georgetown University Law Center

Like numerous other students, Eaton was able to speak with law school representatives and professionals alike.

“I visited American University and Georgetown University Law Schools with some of my pre-law peers,” Eaton said. “These were my first law school visits, and to see a school as esteemed as Georgetown was amazing.”

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Alumni panel discussion on 2016 Election


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