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Island University Alumna Receives Two Prestigious Summer Internships

April 30, 2015

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi alumna Chelsea Mikulencak is having great success in law school and is using the skills she learned at the Island University to help her get ahead.

“The Master of Arts in English program, although its intention is not necessarily to help a student prepare for law school, does an outstanding job getting students to engage in a rigorous and intensive writing and editing process,” said Mikulencak, who graduated from the Island University in 2012 with a Master of Arts in English, with an emphasis in rhetoric and composition studies and borderlands studies.

“My professors and mentors helped me sharpen my writing skill, and allowed me the opportunity to teach freshman composition students, and in that process, I learned even more about writing,” she said.

Mikulencak, who currently attends Texas A&M University School of Law, secured two summer 2015 clerkships.  For the first half of the summer, she will intern with the law firm Scheef & Stone, LLP. The law firm primarily focuses on corporate litigation and transactions. For the second half of the summer, Mikulencak will intern with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in its Dallas district office. The EEOC investigates complaints of job discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or genetic information. The work Mikulencak will be doing at the EEOC will involve her investigation into such claims, and potentially prepare her for litigation.

Mikulencak was recently selected as an American Constitution Society (ACS) Next Generation Leader.  “It is a great honor to be selected as an ACS Next Generation Leader, as only 20 to 25 students are selected from across the country each year.” In addition, Mikulencak was also selected to serve as the Executive Editor of the Texas A&M Law Review for the 2015-2016 school year.

After graduation from law school, Mikulencak hopes to use her J.D. and licensure to practice law in the state of Texas.