Her final assignment : internship : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)
As a Criminal Justice major at Ball State University I was given the opportunity to participate in an internship during my final semester. I gladly took on the responsibility of maintaining a full-time job in the law firm of DAGUE & BUCK, LLP. My internship was exciting, eventful, wonderful, and also very challenging. My project focuses on what I experienced during my first exposure to a full-time job in a Criminal Justice agency. I worked 40 hours a week as a law clerk for two of Muncie's finest lawyers in the field of Family Law, and was exposed to every aspect of being a lawyer. This experience greatly helped prepare me for law school, and also gave me a head start in law classes such as legal research.An internship is an exciting and anxious time in an undergraduate's life, and it symbolizes the capstone of hard work and learning. My project will help future interns know what to expect in similar situations, from the good things to the bad things, and all the small things in between. Also, it will shed some light on the inner workings of the legal field that confuses or overwhelms so many people.