Ohio University

2019 Journalism Alumnus Kristopher Perez: Law School Student in Connecticut

2019 Journalism Alumnus Kristopher Perez: Law School Student in Connecticut

Major: Journalism - News & Information

Plans after graduation: Attending Quinnipiac University School of Law in North Haven, Connecticut this fall.

What clubs and organizations were you involved in? I was President of Scripps Hispanic Network, an organization dedicated to creating events focusing on the importance of diversity within media

Did you have any jobs on campus? I worked as a supervisor at Walter Fieldhouse and the Golf & Tennis Center and also as an event manager at Parking Services

Did you complete any internships? What were they? Where? I completed my internship at (the now defunct) Columbus Events Guide and NID Magazine out of Columbus

Briefly describe the aspects of your Scripps experience that you think most helped you land your job: I think what most prepared me for my post-graduate life is the way Scripps stressed the importance of leadership and teamwork. Scripps always provided students the opportunities they needed to grow, and I think that freedom helped me to grow into the person I am today - ready to take on law school head on.

How do you feel about graduating? At first, I was scared about leaving the place I called home for 4 years. I was afraid of leaving the people I met throughout my college experience, but as time passed I realized that the school had prepared me for the moments after I crossed that stage. Now, I’m excited to take the next steps into the new chapter of my life.

In June, a whole new class of Ohio University students came to campus for Bobcat Student Orientation. If you could tell them one thing, what would it be? If I could tell the incoming freshman one thing, it would be this: don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone. Be open to new experiences, and more importantly, new cultures.