I am down to my last few hours working for ClariLegal and I couldn’t be more thankful for this experience. It was such a unique, adventurous challenge to take on this summer. At times I didn’t think that it was the fit for me and that I wouldn’t be capable of making an impact there or being of use, but I was able to be proven wrong.
The CEO and my supervisor during my time there, Cash Butler, was an incredibly helpful mentor and he is one of the main reasons why this internship was able to teach me so much and help me leave from it feeling successful.
Soon as I began working with Cash he discovered that I had very little experience and knowledge with what his company, an eDiscovery vendor management platform for litigators, was or knew much about the law profession. There were times when I was given a task or was learning more about the industry that I felt like I would never be able to grasp the concept of it or the professional world it was in to produce quality work for the company, but through all of my mistakes and learning curves Cash was nothing but patient, able to provide constructive criticism, and offer useful advice.
After my eight weeks with this company I still do not believe I have gained enough knowledge or skill set relating to the world of litigation to continue down its path, but I believe that I was able to polish my public relations and marketing skills, as well as gain insight into the businesses world. Additionally, I believe the most important and helpful tool I am taking away from this experience is a gain of self-confidence, which is much more than I ever expected to take away from this internship.
The team that I worked with this summer did an amazing job of helping each other out and providing hours of peer review to ensure that we all produced quality work. I couldn’t be happier that we were all able to come together to help set each other up for success. To Brandon, Natasha, and Katherine… I couldn’t be happier that I was paired to work with the three of you over the summer. You all have taught me so much and I wish you nothing but the best of luck and hope to have the pleasure of working with you again at some point. I really think the three of you will be able to make your dreams come true.
To Cash.. thank you for your patience with me and your constant reassurance. I was very nervous being paired with a businessman who has seen such success and has worked with such high up industry professionals, but never did you make me feel like I was anything less but important to your team. I will be sure to carry your clever networking ways, quirky tips and advice with me throughout the rest of my career! I can’t wait to see how big ClariLegal will become! (I know it will be huge!)
Lastly, congratulations to the rest of the interns and staff that were a part of this digital marketing clinic. Listening to each of you every week has taught me so much about so many amazing industries and companies, and has taught me so many amazing things about each one of you. I am happy that we were all grouped together to meet each other and learn from one another, I will miss our Wednesday evening meetings! I truly hope we remain connected wherever our careers take us!