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Karra Pessetti ’16

Major(s)

Criminal Justice and Sociology

Hometown

Algonquin, Ill.

Name of Business/Organization

Clerk of Circuit Courts - Kenosha County Courthouse

Internship Position

Clerk of Circuit Courts Intern

Karra Pessetti worked with the Kenosha County Courthouse as a Clerk of Circuit Courts Intern as part of the Great Lakes Career Ready Internship Grant.

Give three words that sum up your internship experience.

Attentive, Diverse, Eye-opening

How did you learn about your internship?

“I learned about my internship through Career Services as part of the Great Lakes Grant program.”

Describe your internship.

“At my internship, my main responsibility includes file maintenance. This includes learning to recognized specific court information and being able to acknowledge the difference between criminal terminology. Other responsibilities include working on projects as needed by clerk staff.”

What do you enjoy most about your internship? What are some of the challenges?

“I enjoy being exposed to a variety of areas within the court system. I also like having the freedom to work on multiple projects.”

How does your internship fit with your long-term career goals?

“My internship has further exposed me to potential career opportunities within the criminal justice field.”

During your internship search, how did you make yourself stand out to employers?

“I was recommended through Carthage Career Services and sent my resume to the employer for review.”

What did you find to be the most helpful during your internship search process?

“It’s always helpful to talk to career services and keep all possible doors open.”

Do you have any tips to share with other students about your experience?

“Don’t be afraid to try a new experience. It may not be what you want to do long term, but it gives you a good grasp on what may or may not work for you as a career.”

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