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Law & Policy Major Jobs and Graduate School Acceptances 2020

Mark Barnett ’85 discussed careers in international trade law, while his colleague, Mario Toscano, discussed positions in the clerk’s office.

Mark Barnett ’85 discussed careers in international trade law, while his colleague, Mario Toscano, discussed positions in the clerk’s office.

Caitlin Gugliotta

Majors: law & policy, political science
Hometown: Plainfield, New Jersey
Graduate School: University of Maryland Carey School of Law
Field of study: J.D. in law

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson has prepared me for law school by requiring me to take classes where the professors expect a lot from their students. I have perfected my time management skills in order to complete all my work and balance extracurriculars. Dickinson has also helped me see issues with our society that I want to continue to work towards fixing.
 
What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?
I'm excited to learn how to advocate for people both in a courtroom and outside of one.
 
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
 
Being a part of Dickinson Women's Soccer was a huge part of my experience, especially our NCAA run this year. Studying abroad in Copenhagen and getting firsthand experience that really has spurred much of my current interest and career goals.

Internship Experience

I interned at a local law office the summer after my sophomore year. It is called Kenneth Vercammen and Associates, P.C. and it is located in Edison, N.J. I worked as a law clerk responding to phone calls, filing documents, attending court sessions, and other office work.
 

John Searight

Major: law & policy
Hometown: Galloway, New Jersey
Employer: U.S. Army, Quartermaster Corps
Job title: Second Lieutenant

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
 
Dickinson has taught me how to think critically, communicate clearly and be an efficient problem solver. Dickinson has provided me with the skills necessary to be flexible and adapt to any situation opportunity that may present itself in the future. More importantly though, Dickinson has helped me to become a better and more sustainable world citizen.
 
What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?
 
Moving to Fort Wainwright, Alaska to take charge of 35 soldiers.
 
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
 
Joining ROTC, playing varsity football and winning four Buckets and one Wagon, gaining lifelong friendships and relationships.
 
Internship Experience
 
I interned for Judge Guido at the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas located in Carlisle during the Spring of 2020. I had the opportunity to observe trials and court proceedings in a very up-close and personal way and engage with judges, lawyers and other staff within the courthouse.
 

Austin Seabolt

Major: policy management
Hometown: Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
Employer: Villanova University Athletic Department
Job title: video production intern

Job Responsibilities
  • Creation of feature videos for both video board and social media.  
  • Assisting in social media, graphic design and other creative needs for athletic department.   
  • Assist in live streaming/broadcasting of home athletic events.
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
 
Being a part of two varsity sports teams at Dickinson and then transitioning into creating content within the Athletics Department as well as serving as President of RDSN allowed me to learn so much about leadership and working within the framework of a team to achieve results.
 
What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?
 
Finding a long-term position with a professional sports franchise or college Athletic Department where I can grow as a creative and be a part of successful teams.
 
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
 
Being named president of RDSN and participating in two varsity sports.
 

John Crafa

Major: policy management
Hometown: Garden City, New York
Graduate School: Hofstra University
Field of Study: human resources

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
  
My internship helped me get a taste of office life, and what to expect in the future.
 
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
 
Eating meals and enjoying a good conversation with my friends in the Caf.
 
Internship Experience
   
Monfort Healey McGuire & Salley LLP - office intern. Duties included reading EBTs, writing memos and general office organization.
 

Zack Levin

Major: policy management
Hometown: Simsbury, Connecticut
Employer: HubSpot
Job title: business development representative

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
 
Very well.
 
What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?
 
Excited for new beginnings.
 
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
 
Too many to list.
 
Internship Experience
 
Legrand, North America and Cigna.
 

Ben Levin

Major: policy management
Hometown: Simsbury, Connecticut
Employer: The Travelers Companies Inc.

Internship Experience
 
Intern at The Travelers Companies Inc. for two summers serving in their Bond & SI business units in Hartford, Conn.
 

Cole Pellicano

Major: policy management
Hometown: Annapolis, Maryland
Employer: Andiron
Graduate School: Mercyhurst University
Field of Study: organizational leadership

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
 
A modern education.
 
What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?
 
Continuing my education and my athletic career.
 
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
 
My time on the Men’s Lacrosse Team and Ravens Claw Society.
 
Internship Experience
 
Legg Mason Asset Management in Baltimore, Maryland.
 

Published May 20, 2020