Summer Classes, Summer Internship, or BOTH!!!!

This summer was very unusual for me because my goal was to finish law school a semester early and also get my experiential learning experience.  So, what did I do? I decided to challenge myself and take 4 summer classes and do my summer internship. I was fortunate enough to have been offered a position at the Delaware Department of Labor, Division of Industrial Affairs, Office of Workers’ Compensation. During my internship I had the pleasure to meet with the Director of Industrial Affairs, the Delaware Secretary of Labor, and the Deputy Attorney General who represent the Delaware Department of Labor. During my internship, I have conducted legal research, attended hearings, attended meetings, drafted motions, and communicated with different agencies regarding different legal issues. I had very busy days at my internship, and I would come back home to classes from 4PM to 8 PM. I was extremely exhausted. I was mentally drained. I was eager to finish. But the most important thing is that I wanted this. I wanted to finish early, and I pushed myself to prove to myself that I can do anything. Prior to signing up for classes and my internship, I did not imagine that I was capable of doing my internship and coming back to online classes. I imagined that I would be able to enjoy my summer during the weekend.  However, I had a lot of school assignments and studying to prepare for the following week. Some may say “that I had no summer.” Others may say “you’re setting yourself up for failure.” But one thing that I say is that I can do anything through Christ who strengthens me. The first year of any law student is always a battle and I know that if I survived the first year, I will be able to survive anything after that. All I know is that God has brought me this far and he will not leave me behind, no matter what anybody believes. I believe that I am capable of finishing both my classes and my internship like I planned. Yes, I did not have the best summer, but I wanted to finish early from law school to show myself that I am capable. The whole point is that despite what people say you have to believe in yourself in order to accomplish what you want and not what they want. So yes, summer classes or internship, just why not do both and push yourself to do better- for yourself!

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