Voices of the Bar 4/20/17: What Was Your First Summer Job?

This week, the BBA transforms into a gaming spot for a good cause. The Boston Bar Foundation’s annual Casino Night fundraiser supports opportunities for Boston’s youth, including the BBA Summer Jobs program.

In the spirit of this fun event and our wonderful community partners, Summer Jobs employers, and students, we’re reaching out to ask:

“What was your first (or favorite) summer job?

Erica Han – Ropes & Gray
“My first “professional” summer job was a college internship at a PR firm.  I was interviewed by phone while studying abroad in Europe, so I had never seen the company in person until I showed up on my first day.  To my surprise, it was a one-person operation in her parents’ basement.  Not what I had expected, but it was a great experience nevertheless.”

Colin Korzec – U.S. Trust
“My first (and favorite as a matter of fact) job was when my dad helped me start a poor mans’ landscaping business – really I mowed lawns.  I was probably 12 years old and by the time I moved away for college, I was mowing upwards of 45 lawns on a routine basis.  It was a great opportunity to run my own little business and spend some time with my dad.”

 Louis Tompros – WilmerHale
“My first summer job was as the sports photographer for my small-town newspaper, the “O’Fallon Progress.”  I got to walk the field during American Legion baseball games and visit the high school’s pre-season football practices, snapping black-and-white photos.  They paid me $5 per published photo — so usually no more than $10 a week — but it was a great way for a not-so-athletic kid to spend the summer outside!”

Susan Cohen – Peabody & Arnold
” My favorite summer job was teaching swimming and lifeguarding at Whalom Park Lake in Lunenberg, Mass.”



If you would like to respond to a future Voices of the Bar, make sure you send a headshot, and contact Lauren DiTullio at lditullio@bostonbar.org.