Savannah Whittemore spent her summer like many other law school students across the country: interning for a law firm. But Whittemore’s internship was different, perhaps even life-changing, because of its location.
Whittemore, of Grenada, is the first Ole Miss student accepted into the highly competitive program that matches U.S. students with three-month paid internships abroad.
Working overseas provided were many memorable experiences, but one that sticks out took place back on native soil, Whittemore said.
“I wrote a client cease-and-desist letter for an intellectual property firm,” Whittemore said. “The letter is sent to a competitor that was infringing upon your patent.
“When I was on my way home, I was in the Atlanta airport, (and) they emailed me saying they used my letter without any edits. I felt like I did something right.”
German American Exchange aims to give students necessary skills to excel in the international job market by engaging in cross-cultural experiences while gaining professional experience.
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