Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Workwear Wednesday and an Exciting Announcement

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Happy Workwear Wednesday and happy first day of class to me!

Welcome to my new segment where every Wednesday (well, maybe not every Wednesday) I will be giving workwear outfit inspiration.

The reason I am staring this segment is because I got a really cool Externship in Manhattan!


This is a post I have dreamed about sharing since I started my blog in 2015.

As many of you know, I am in my second year of law school. My entire life, I have dreamed of going to law school and becoming an attorney one day. I couldn’t pinpoint the exact moment in time that I wanted to be an attorney, in college I understood why I wanted to go law school, and that’s a different story for a different day, but to get back to this story, I always imagined myself strutting down the streets of Manhattan in high heels and a sharp suit headed to work as an attorney.

I am happy to say that that dream is coming true.

Tomorrow I am starting as an extern (an intern that gets compensated in academic credit hours) at a dream company.

Catch me wearing my heels and my power suit tomorrow (as seen above) strutting in midtown Manhattan heading to work as an attorney (in training)!

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Don’t get me wrong, last summer and this past fall I worked for amazing organizations, and I loved my experiences. In the summer I worked as an intern at Lawyers Alliance for New York and this past fall as an extern (also getting credit) at The Paley Center for Media. Holding these positions were also big goals of mine, and I am proud to say the positions served me well and gave me experience that helped me gain this new position. But as dreamy as those roles were, I was not in person due to the pandemic.

However, this position is in a real live office! As geeky as it sounds, I am so excited to be working in an office surrounded by attorneys.

I know I’m crazy, but this is something I have always dreamed of and now it is really coming to life.

But besides my dreams of coming true of working in person and not remote, I am also really looking forward to learning more about the law and how to apply the law to the real legal world and not just the law school world. The type of law the firm focuses on is right up my alley and I am so excited to learn more!


I can’t say much about my job, but I will be working at a law firm in midtown Manhattan two afternoons a week and all day on Fridays this semester. I will be commuting from Long Island after class in the afternoons. I will be receiving four credits towards my transcript for working. This will be my second externship and I really truly deeply believe that externships in law school are the way to go! It is the best way to gain practical experience before graduating law school. It’s also a great experience to add to your resume to show that you worked at a really cool job while going to law school. The positions are great networking experiences and may even lead to a future job. And, because working is technically a class, there is no extra homework! Externships are the way to go!


I’m sure the commute (especially during weeks with lots of schoolwork) and the “strut” to work glamour will wear down (especially in the cold snow and rain) but I’m hopeful that the excitement and eagerness I have to gain experience and learn from the attorneys at the firm will not stop.


Wish me luck!



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