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Danielle Mackintosh

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Danielle Mackintosh

Major:

Sociology and Crime, Law, and Justice

Semester Standing:
Senior

Hometown:
Chalfont, PA

 

Q: What are some of the thoughts you had going into the program?

I was uncertain but I thought it could help me figure out what I’d like to do when I get out of school. The first time I met with her was at a local restaurant and I was anxious, yet excited!

 

Q: How has your mentoring experience benefitted your academic/professional life?

Jody (my mentor) is very supportive, always encourages me to try new things, and her support pushes me to try harder. She’s been a great role model, and I want to work hard to impress her. She has made my undergraduate experience better overall and I always look forward to when we meet because she constantly has helpful ideas and is willing to go out of her way to support me.

Professionally, Jodi has looked at my resume, which helped me so much. She’s aided me in finding internships, writing a better cover letter, and helped me in finding new professions.

 

Q: What would you say to students about why they should participate?

They should definitely get involved because it can only help and that they have nothing to lose by doing it. Having a mentor to look up to and provide direction provides confidence and can make you more prepared for your future career.

 

Q: What are your career goals and plans---and how has your mentorship influenced them?

I was really headstrong on law school, but I wasn’t sure about it entirely. After looking more into it I realized I wasn’t as interested as I thought I was. After meeting Jodi and listening to her comments on the reality of law school, I have decided it’s not for me. With her help, I’ve reassessed my skills and ideals and have begun working towards teaching. Jodi helped me locate the TEACH grant, and I’ll be teaching in Philadelphia soon!

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