Seven students from Met East High School in Camden, some who are interested in fields related to law, spent the day (June 18) with attorneys and staff from the law firm Weber Gallagher. The group toured the Constitution Center in Philadelphia with attorneys and then came to the firm for a luncheon and discussion.
Many of the speakers, including Weber Gallagher Partners, associates and staff members, were the first generation in their families to attend college. They discussed how they made the steps from high school to higher education and to their careers. The students talked about their internships and aspirations.
“We previously have toured Met East and have been extremely impressed with the students, staff and Principal Tim Jenkins. Leadership starts at the top and Mr. Jenkins is doing a great job of guiding his students to successful futures,” said Joseph Borucki, a Partner in Weber Gallagher’s Mount Laurel office.
Met East students attending yesterday’s program were Myriah Hawkins, Debra Garcia, Katherine Jacquez, Alexa Gonzalez, Aariona Johnson, Emon Farrish and Akilah Igwe along with Dina Smith, the school guidance counselor. Participants from Weber Gallagher were Partners Joseph Goldberg (Philadelphia office) and Joseph Borucki (Mount Laurel office). Sara DeLong, assistant director of marketing and public relations for the firm, and Jennifer Williams, office assistant at the firm, also spoke at the lunch.
Weber Gallagher is excited about working with Camden City Schools. Earlier this year, the firm donated 40 computers and software to the district.