JD ’18, TimberlakeSmith Attorneys at Law in Staunton, VA
Katie Grimm is interested in a career with the military, and interning with the Army paved the way for her future career as an attorney in the service. ONU helped her get to that point by facilitating opportunities to meet current members of the JAG Corps. She has gotten to meet with people from the Army and the Air Force who informed her of the opportunities that are available. She feels that her work as a teaching assistant and her part in the Moot Court program helped her to develop excellent communication skills that will help her in her future endeavors.
Katie defines her experience at ONU as well-rounded. “Not only did we learn the theory of law and theoretical doctrines,” she says, “but we learned the practical skills through the skills courses and our opportunities with internships.” Katie credits her well-rounded education to the dedication of the faculty. She appreciates the fact that professors went out of their way to learn her story, offer assistance in her academic endeavors and link her with alumni who they feel would be best suited to meet her needs. “You’re not a number,” she says. “You’re a name and a face and a person, so they know where you’re from. Professors will know you and your story and help you with whatever it is you want to do here.”