JD ’18, Tax LL.M. Candidate at New York University School of Law, New York, NY
Chris Calpin is eager to begin his law career. He believes that ONU has played a large role in helping him find the work that he needs to help pave a path for his future. “ONU is really hands-on,” he says. “There was a time when I think I was in the Office of Career Services every day. They did everything they could to guide me through the summer association hiring process trying to get me a job at a firm, so I feel like they really care about you succeeding. I think you get out of it what you put in.” Chris was able to extern for a District 6 appellate judge in Toledo, which in turn led to a summer associate position at another firm in the same city. He thanks the school and alumni for helping him find the opening and preparing him for his interview.
Some of his favorite memories include decompressing with fellow students after long hours of studying. He truly believes that everyone in the law community wants to see everyone else succeed. “Go in with mindset of ‘I’m really just going to buckle down and get to know the professors and really do the work,’’ he says. “As long as you hold up your end of the bargain, they are there to do whatever they can for you.”