Students work with career advisors to develop winning strategies

When Audrey M. Van Gilder 3L graduates next may and begins a judicial clerkship at the Indiana Court of Appeals in Indianapolis, she’ll carry with her not only the law knowledge she acquired in class, but also the many experiences she gained through Loyola’s Office of Career Services.

“This clerkship is the beginning of what I hope will be a career in public service, working to benefit Hoosiers,” said Van Gilder, who has an undergraduate degree in international studies. She and her career advisor, Marianne Deagle, had many thoughtful discussions about her goals and interests beyond law school during her time at Loyola. “Marianne helped me think more deeply about the career choices I was making and encouraged me to take risks.”

One of those risks was staying in Rome after attending a summer session at the John Felice Rome Center during her 2L summer. With Deagle’s guidance and encouragement, Van Gilder landed a job at a law firm in Rome for the rest of the summer. Now she can add international legal experience in a world-class city to her resume.