WSHC+B strives for a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce through our mentorship initiative that provides an opportunity for Florida’s future attorneys to develop a foundation in the legal profession. The Daily Business Review featured the firm’s Diversity Internship Program and spoke with two of our interns, Myrlandie Myrbel and Angelica B. Knight.
Myrlandie, a recent Florida Memorial University graduate who majored in law and government, explained how learning from practicing lawyers has been invaluable to her future in the profession. “Some people don’t like talking about themselves, but you don’t know how valuable it can be for somebody to know your journey and get something out of it,” Mrylandie said.
Angelica, a rising 3L at St. Thomas University’s College of Law, explained how the on-the-job experience is giving her a leg up in law school. “I’m getting assignments from partners, not just associates—to get that experience as an intern is invaluable,” Angelica said. “It does build confidence in making you say, ‘I can do this. This is for me.’ It releases those doubts.”