Employer Outreach Consultant
GW Law School
This month WALRAA is excited to shine a spotlight on Emerald Chauncey! Emerald is the Employer Outreach Consultant in the Center for Professional Development and Career Strategy at GW Law School. She joined WALRAA last year in 2022. Read about how WALRAA has helped in her career development, her professional goals for this year and more in her own words below.
1. How long have you been a member of WALRAA? What has been your favorite experience so far?
10 months! My favorite experience so far has been attending the WALRAA Educational Conference. I met so many great legal practitioners and enjoyed the diversity of the presentations.
2. How has WALRAA helped you in your field?
WALRAA has helped me by providing amazing resources from various perspectives in the legal industry which is key to effective communication and collaboration.
3. How did you first learn about and get started in Attorney Recruiting/Career Services?
I first learned about Attorney Recruiting/ Career Services through a family member who worked for a firm in Los Angeles.
4. What is your favorite moment of your career so far?
Coordinating the 2023 GW Law Commencement Ceremony!
5. What is it that challenges you most in your job?
Learning legal lingo!
6. How do you balance your career and personal life?
I use a calendar to coordinate my life. I am very visual so I need to see how my time is being used. Most importantly I listen to my body and rest when I need to.
7. What professional goals have you set for yourself this year?
I want to continue to increase the visibility of public interest at GW Law School and continue working on my MBA.
8. What is the best professional advice you have received?
Don't be afraid to be authentic, there is no one else like you!
9. What do you like to do for fun?
I love live music and go to a ton of concerts. The Renaissance with Beyoncé was amazing!
10. Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know?
I was a flight attendant for eight years prior to joining GW Law School.