Shantel Marekera speaks about her internship with us
Shantel is a recipient of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program 2015 and a member of the United States Achiever’s Program, supported by the United States Embassy. She is currently a Justice Studies and Global Studies major at Arizona State University in the United States. She recently underwent an internship with us and felt she gained great value from her time here at the Firm.
“Prior to joining Manokore Attorneys, I had only one preeminent objective; and that was evaluating my congeniality to the legal profession. My internship experience auspiciously fulfilled this goal, but better still I ended up getting more than I bargained for. The perks of the experience constituted of a worthwhile experience, immeasurable exposure, extensive professional and personal development and above all – a one in a million opportunity to connect and interact with some outstanding attorneys in the world of corporate law. I never dreamt of the feasibility of combining my two passions (law and business) into a profession. My period with the firm confirmed that my future lies somewhere along the lines of international trade, arbitration and real estate. I exclusively credit this progress to the team at Manokore Attorneys who firmly guided and exposed me to all the different components of business law. I was graced with the honour of working with the different practice groups within the law firm, and that extensively assisted me in realizing the areas of commercial law that held my interest. Through it all, the entire team was extremely helpful and they gently guided me through my development process. In short, my time at Manokore Attorneys has equipped me with a lot of lifelong skills that not only apply to professionalism but even stretch to personal etiquette.
- I now have a clear roadmap of where I want to be in the next 5-10 years.
- I realized the importance of being well informed and well read.
- I now have an appreciation of what it means to think outside the box.
- My communication and writing skills have significantly improved.”