Alexandra Manopoulou

APEX Fellowship | Alexandra Manopoulou

October 26, 2020   /  

Major: Global & International Studies
Class Year: 2022
Faculty Mentor: Grit Herzmann

Andrew Award of Excellence

I interned with Papagermanos and Associates, where I learned Civil, Administrative and Criminal Law and carried out research for specific case studies as well as learnt to connect clients’ data with laws.

The Andrew Award for Excellence recognizes students who demonstrated distinction throughout the process of applying for an APEX Fellowship.

Alexandra Manopoulou will be online to field comments on Nov. 5 from 8:00am – 9:30am.

16 thoughts on “APEX Fellowship | Alexandra Manopoulou”

  1. Alexandra – It’s clear you gained a lot from this experience. I can’t help but wonder if in retrospect you’re glad you ended up doing this instead of the first one you proposed? I know you didn’t mention this, but your tenacity and responsiveness to the situation certainly served you well!

    1. Thank you for your comment! I am glad I ended up pursuing this opportunity since it was something I had never considered trying in the past compared to the NGO position that I had initially. Thus, looking back I can say that the fact that my internship changed helped me expand my interests and start to consider different fields that I had not considered before.

  2. I’m curious about whether you can pinpoint how your internship supervisor and your Wooster faculty mentor helped you cope with the emotional content of the case studies you were working on? It seems this will be a critical coping skill in your future career.

    1. Thank you for the question! It mostly happened through a reflection process. My Apex supervisor was assigning specific questions when I explained my emotional struggle which helped me reflect generally on the experience which was one main way through which I was able to accept my feelings and decide to use them as a motivational factor and not as a barrier. My internship supervisor showed great understanding and we engaged in various conversations about how I can manage to become a bit more objective while looking at case studies and urged me to convey to him any issues I encounter along the way.

  3. It’s great to hear about your APEX Fellowship internship! It sounds like you had a really valuable, “hands on” experience. Hope to see you back on campus soon.

  4. Alexandra,

    So happy to hear about your summer experience. I loved hearing about the connections between law and real life. Has this experience impacted your decisions on a career path? Has it influenced the courses you will be taking moving forward?

    1. Thank you for the question! I have definitely started considering more law-related career paths since it was a very interesting opportunity for me. Unfortunately I am not sure if I can take classes that connect to this field due to my current degree requirements that still need to be fulfilled.

  5. Thank you Alexandra! It is great to hear about your experience. It is interesting to consider some of the differences between legal systems in different countries, as well as the variety of settings for practicing law. What aspects of working in a firm or this type of setting were most appealing to you?

    1. Thank you for your comment! Unfortunately I did not get the full experience of working in a setting like this since I was working remotely but I can definitely say that I liked the level of organization that is present meaning that one specific case study can be divided among different people within the firm-most times this was based on the type of law criminal, administrative or civil that we had to deal with. Working with many people on a case is also very useful to get more perspectives and fill in more gaps. For example, one important aspect of law is being able to kind of “predict” what the other party will present to the court or argue for, so group work can help cover more possible scenarios in this specific field which was a very intriguing part for me.

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