Tyler Resende, a business administration major ’14, knew from an early age that he wanted a career in corporate law. Over the years, his gregarious personality and unwavering drive have brought him closer to this goal and earned him respect in the Mount Ida community. This summer, Resende, a rising senior, is heading to the Prudential Tower in Boston to intern with Ropes & Gray, one of the world’s most respected global law firms.
Rising to the top
Last semester, Resende learned of The Boston Lawyers Group Summer Internship Program from Career Services. Through taking law courses with Professor Gail Gabriel, Resende was inspired to apply for the internship with nearly a dozen other applicants from Boston-area colleges and universities. Even though the competition was fierce, Resende kept working toward his goal by completing the application.
“The candidate selection process was very nerve-racking,” said Resende. “After three weeks of waiting, I was sure that I did not get the spot. However, when I was at DECA’s International Career Development Conference in April, I received a call telling me that I had been chosen as a summer associate.”
Law school & beyond
This summer, Resende is working in both finance and corporate law. While he loves business, he also enjoys the art of persuasion and, ultimately, plans to apply to law school for a dual JD/MBA degree. As a summer associate, Resende is gaining experience in his field that will benefit him in his future career.
“My advice to all students is to apply to every internship opportunity that comes your way,” stated Resende. “Always look to your connections. In my case, Professor Gabriel helped me meet new industry professionals. She even went out of her way to set up a networking lunch with a corporate lawyer, and I thank her endlessly for her guidance.”