Submitted by Peter J. Powers

A Sampling of Alumni Post-Graduate Experiences Prior to Law School

(Note: Most of these experiences have taken place within 1–3 years of graduation from Amherst. Some alumni have held multiple positions since graduation.)

President, After the Dog Productions (wrote, edited & directed feature-length documentary The Next Stage)
Concert Manager, Amherst College Department of Music
Road Manager, “Buddha’s Belly” (jazz band)

Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swim Coach, Boston College, MA
Professional Basketball Player, Germany
Assistant Boys’ Lacrosse Coach & Offensive Coordinator, Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua, NY
Professional Baseball Player, Italy
Assistant Squash Coach, Mount Holyoke College, MA
Assistant Athletic Director, North Yarmouth Academy, Yarmouth, ME
Assistant Softball & Volleyball Coach/Pitching Coach, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Head Squash Coach, Wellesley College, MA
Head JV Girls’ Soccer Coach, The Winsor School, Boston, MA

Management Analyst, Consulting, BearingPoint, Inc, Seattle, WA
Meetings Consultant, Biotechnology Industry Organization, Washington, D.C.
Associate, Venture Capital, Boston Millennia Partners, Boston, MA
Business Strategy Associate, Braun Consulting, Boston, MA
Deal Administrator, Credit Suisse First Boston-IBD Operations, NY, NY
Marketing Assistant/Office Coordinator, Drake and Company, Madison, WI
President and Founder, Efficacious, Inc., Boston, MA
Project Manager/Consultant, Epic Systems Corporation, Madison, WI
Research Associate, Equinox Group, Lexington, MA
Consultant, Investment Management Division, FactSet Research Systems
Junior Accountant, J.Tang & Co., NY, NY
Investment Banking Analyst, Keefe, Bruyette and Woods, Inc.
Administrative Assistant, Leib & Associates, P.A., Tampa, FL
Research Associate, Management Ventures Inc., Cambridge, MA
Retail Analyst, Management Ventures Inc., Cambridge, MA
Consultant, Mercator Partners (boutique strategy consulting firm), Concord, MA
Associate Analyst, NERA Economic Consulting, White Plains, NY
Research Assistant, Pzena Investment Management LLP, New York, NY
Administrative Assistant, Seltser & Goldstein, Public Adjusters, Beverly, MA
Founder/Owner, Trinity Briefs (research primers for Lincoln-Douglas debate teams)
Founder/Director of a small business venture, Boston, MA
Freelance Researcher/Canvasser, grassroots campaign project management firm


Middle School Teaching Assistant, The Children’s Village (New York Juvenile Asylum), Dobbs Ferry, NY
Teacher, Collegiate School, New York, NY
Education cont’d.
English Teacher and Department Coordinator, Holy Spirit Preparatory School, Atlanta, GA
Teaching Intern & Coach, The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT
Classroom Instructor, KIPP TRUTH Academy, New York, NY
MATCH Corps (urban education fellowship), MATCH Charter Public High School, Boston, MA
Classroom Teacher, New York City Public School PS/MS 218 (Teach for America)
Tutor and Instructor, The Princeton Review
Assistant Debate Coach, St. Paul Academy, MN
Program Assistant, Strategic Education Centers, Seattle, WA
Teacher, Teach for America
Fifth Grade Teacher, Twin Lakes, NM (Teach for America)
Teacher, Exploration Summer Programs, Yale University

Director of Student Outreach, Executive Director of the College Democrats of America, Democratic National Committee
Intern, Senator John F. Kerry’s Office, Boston, MA
Mediator, Consumer Complaint and Information Section, Office of the Attorney General, Boston, MA
Paralegal, Civil Rights/Civil Liberties Division and Disability Rights Project, Office of the Attorney General, Boston, MA

Graduate School/Study
Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Boston College
Attended graduate school in Bioinformatics, Boston University
Master’s degree in Education, Pace University
Master’s degree in Social Sciences, University of Chicago
Master’s degree in Mass Communications (documentary film focus), University of Florida, Gainesville
Master’s degree in English Literature and Language, University of Virginia

Higher Education Administration
Alumni Fellow, Office of Alumni and Parent Programs, Amherst College
Writing Fellow and Assistant Sports Information Director, Department of Public Affairs, Amherst College
Executive Admin. Assistant to the Assistant Vice President of Development, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Assistant Manager, Principal Gifts, University of Chicago Office of Medical Center Development

Front Desk Associate, Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Danvers, MA
Bartender/Server, Rafferty’s Bar & Grille, Stonewood Tavern, Gainesville, FL


Independent study of Spanish, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Intern, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
English Teacher and Soccer Coach, Spy Futsal School, Itanhaem, Brazil
English Instructor, English Link, Prague, Czech Republic
Presidential Intern, Office of Public Relations, The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
Student, International Language Institute, Cairo, Egypt
Consultant, Penal Reform International, Paris, France
Senior Fellow, Humanity in Action, Berlin, Germany
Fellow, American India Foundation and Akanksha, Pune, India
Legal Assistant, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, Milan, Italy
International cont’d.
English as a Foreign Language Instructor, Rome, Italy
Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET), Hiroshima, Japan
Board of Education (JET Programme), Shimonoseki City, Japan
Senior Fellow, Humanity in Action Fellowship, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
English Language Instructor, Inlingua Moscow Language School, Moscow, Russia
Resident Coordinator, Middlebury College School in Russian, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia
World News Editor, Copy Editor and Reporter, St Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, Russia
Anthropological Research Assistantship, Scotland
Master’s degree in International and European Politics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Fulbright Teaching Fellowship, South Korea
Master’s degree program in Photography, Chung-ang University, Seoul, South Korea
Teaching Intern, International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program, Grade One Prem, Tinsulanonda International School Chiang Mai, Thailand
Community Health Development Agent, Peace Corps, Togo, West Africa
English Instructor, English Time, Istanbul, Turkey
Extern, Viet Nam CARE, Saigon, Viet Nam

Legal Advocacy
Law Clerk, AARP, Washington, D.C.
Research Associate, Brennan Center for Justice, NYU Law
Civil Intake Counselor, Domestic Violence Unit, DC Superior Court, Washington, DC
Legal/political advocacy, Landwatch Monterey County, Salinas, CA
First Year Field Placement, The Legal Aid Society, Juvenile Rights Division, New York, NY
Legal Intern, Prescription Access Litigation Project, Boston, MA
Legal Advocate, Urban Justice Center, Mental Health Project, New York, NY

Senior Associate, Alliance for Lifelong Learning
Development Associate, Boston Bar Foundation, Boston, MA
Assistant Manager of Development Activities, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation NY, NY
Intern, Fair Elections (voting rights nonprofit)
Marketing Associate, Farm and Wilderness Foundation
Intern, Freedom Archives (nonprofit progressive history archive)
Founder/Chapter Captain, Gainesville OneCorps (affiliated with Senator John Edwards’ One America Committee)
Administrative Assistant, The Getty Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Public Policy Associate, Girls Inc., Washington, D.C.
Interim Coordinator, NGO Working Group on Women, Peace, and Security, NY, NY
Staff Writer, PlanetDemocracy.Org, Boston, MA
Intern, Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children, NY, NY

Paralegal/Legal Assistant
Paralegal/Legal Assistant, ACLU National Security Program, New York, NY
Litigation Paralegal, American Student Resistance, Boston, MA
Legal Assistant, Arnold and Porter
Legal Assistant, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, Indianapolis, IN
Paralegal, Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP, New York, NY
Case Manager/Paralegal, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, Washington, DC
Corporate Legal Assistant, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, New York, NY
Legal Assistant, Covington and Burling, New York, NY
Paralegal/Legal Assistant cont’d.
Corporate Paralegal, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP, New York, NY
Corporate Legal Assistant, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, NY
Paralegal, Dershowitz, Eiger and Adelson, P.C., New York, NY
Paralegal, Dewey Ballantine, LLP, New York, NY
Paralegal, Fiduciary Trust Company International, New York, NY
Legal Assistant, Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione P.C., New York, NY
Paralegal Intern, Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, Windsor Locks, CT
Paralegal Assistant, Holland & Knight, Boston, MA
Contract Paralegal, Hudson Global
Corporate Legal Assistant, Lynch, Brewer, Hoffman & Fink, LLP, Boston, MA
Paralegal, Maggio & Kattar, P.C., Washington, D.C.
Appeals Bureau Paralegal, Office of Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, NY, NY
Paralegal, Appeals Bureau, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, New York, NY
Paralegal, Appeals Bureau, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, New York, NY
Investigative Analyst, Frauds Bureau, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, New York, NY
Legal Assistant, Milberg, Weiss, Bershad & Schulman LLP, New York, NY
Litigation Paralegal, Morrison Mahoney LLP, Boston, MA
Corporate Paralegal, Ropes & Gray LLP, Boston, MA
Legal Assistant, Securitization Practice Group, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP, NY, NY
Legal Assistant, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, LLP, New York, NY
Legal Assistant, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, LLP, New York, NY
Legal Assistant/Case Manager, Shearman & Sterling, LLP, New York, NY
Practice Group Assistant, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan (large law firm), Atlanta, GA
Legal Assistant, Thelen Reid & Priest LLP, Washington, DC
Paralegal Specialist (Outstanding Scholars Program), Criminal Division, Business and Securities Fraud Section, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York, Brooklyn, NY
Paralegal Specialist, Organized Crime & Terrorism Unit, Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York
Paralegal (Outstanding Scholars Program), Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Corporate Legal Assistant, Willkie, Farr & Gallagher, LLP, New York, NY
Litigation Legal Assistant, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, New York, NY
Project Assistant, Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr, Boston, MA
Paralegal, Energy Department, Winston & Strawn LLP, Washington, DC

Other Law Positions
Research Assistant, Bradley and Savasuk, Portland, ME
Internship with The Honorable Thomas M. Hardiman, Federal District Court of Western Pennsylvania
Research Assistant, Stanford Law School
Intern with The Honorable Edward Davila, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, Juvenile Delinquency Court
Editor, Marketing Department, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York, NY

Editorial Assistant, Random House Inc., NY, NY

Intern, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Research Assistant, Boston University School of Medicine
Research Technician, Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Bethesda, MD