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By Damian White, Career Services Ambassador
Christi Moore ’15 is a sophomore at Davidson College who aspires to become a practicing attorney. This past summer she worked as a Legislative Assistant in the Public Affairs office for the United States Parcel Service (UPS) in Washington, D.C. As an intern, she attended hearings on Capitol Hill, practiced memo writing, and tackled pertinent social justice issues with senators and congressmen. Throughout this six-week experience, Christi had the opportunity to not only work with attorneys, but also learn about the UPS Foundation, which engages in community endeavors that closely align with her own personal values.
During our conversation, Christi made a critical distinction between her coursework at Davidson and the hands-on experience that she received during her summer internship experience. For Christi, the networking opportunities and resources available to her helped to shape her perspective on the legal field in a way that her classes had not done up to this point. She indicated that the most important things she learned were that “your hard work pays off, and you must always be prepared.”
Mentorship also played a crucial part in Christi’s summer experience. She noted that her supervisor and mentor, Ms. Nicole Clifton (UPS VP, Public Affairs), had a welcoming and commanding presence both inside and outside of the office. As her mentee, Christi recognized and resonated with these qualities. Christi became an integral component of the UPS Public Affairs office; in fact, she has been asked to come back and work with a partnering law firm next summer.
After Davidson, Christi plans to enroll in law school and ultimately aspires to become a Supreme Court Justice.