Hawks Hired! Autumn Sheldon ’23

Hawks Hired highlights the accomplishments of RWU graduates as they finalize the next steps in their career journeys. Autumn is currently a J.D. Candidate in the Roger Williams University law school program. Read on to learn more about her next chapter since graduation.

What was your program of study at RWU? I was a Criminal Justice Major during my time at RWU.

Graduation year? May 2023

Where is your next adventure? (Company/School and Role) I am a 1L at Roger Williams University School of Law.

What are you most looking forward to in this new role? I have always had a passion for social justice which the School of Law greatly prioritizes. Therefore, I am looking forward to internship placements which will allow me to explore areas of law which have disparate effects on certain communities so that I am able to grapple such issues when in the workforce.

What was the process like of landing this job/next opportunity? Being accepted into law school is a lengthy process but it is also one which may be accomplished by taking it one step at a time. An individual’s undergraduate degree may have a legal focus but it also may not. What truly matters is that one strives to maintain their grades, involve themselves with extra curriculars and both study and take the LSAT.

Who helped you during your job search/graduate school process? Knowing what I was passionate about led me to one conclusion about what it is I wanted to do, and where I had to go in order to make the impact that I wanted to make, and that was Law School.

What advice do you have to students who are in the process of finding a job/going to graduate school? Success is not linear, it’s filled with twists and turns which lead you every which way, but what is important is that you find a purpose which speaks the most to who you are and which you can find true meaning.

Want to share your next steps with the CCPD? Email Kevin (kdeeb@rwu.edu) in the CCPD to learn more about sharing with us!

By Kevin Deeb
Kevin Deeb Career Advisor