Psychology major and class president Michele Mellick (SHU ’16) credits an internship in her junior year with inspiring an interest in the legal profession.
“For my internship, I was working in the human resources department of a company, and at the time, they were in the middle of a law suit,” she says. “During my time there, I saw how law, business, and human resources intersected. After completing my internship, I knew I wanted to pursue law school.”
“One of the main focuses of my psychology major has always been learning how to think. I was constantly asked to think deeper about issues and to find multiple solutions to problems."
Michele is confident that her time at Seton Hill has prepared her for law school, and for a career in law.
“One of the main focuses of my psychology major has always been learning how to think,” she says. “I was constantly asked to think deeper about issues and to find multiple solutions to problems. As a psychology major I also focused on viewing problems from other people's perspectives, understanding their point of view, and being empathetic. The Catholic approach to education has also helped to prepare me. Using Catholic social teaching and the psychology code of ethics, I was asked to determine what the ethical approach to various situations is. All of these skills are ones that I will definitely use in law school and beyond.”
Michele will attend the Duquesne University School of Law, and hopes to become a corporate lawyer – but she’s keeping her options open.
“I have three years of law school ahead of me, which could definitely impact what I choose to do after graduation. I know I have a lot to learn and am open to anything!”