International Studies Concentration

*Available to students with a catalog year of 2023 or prior* This concentration enables students to understand and assess society within international, human and social contexts. Students can focus on business, conflict transformation, or a specific geographical area.

Carolyn Schorr, 2014

Carolyn Schorr

What work are you doing now?

I am currently the program coordinator for Equal Justice Works Fellowships team. I help manage the largest post-graduate legal fellowship program in the country. Our mission is to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of public interest lawyers committed to equal justice. We fund lawyers all over the country who work on important civil and criminal legal aid issues like the school-to-prison pipeline, voting rights, women’s rights, immigration reform, and so much more.

What do you like about it?

I love my job because I am surrounded by people who are just as committed to social justice issues as I am. I also love working with all of my Fellows, as I hope to enter law school next fall to start the same public interest path as them. I have been able to grow a national network of lawyers who are all working towards that goal of creating a true equal society under the law; having their support helps us do what we do.

How did your degree in the college prepare you to do this work?

I would have never received a job offer a month after graduation if it wasn’t for New Century College. Entering into the workforce after college is extremely hard, especially in Washington, D.C., where the competition is fierce. NCC helped me balance an education with work experience through various non-profits in the D.C. area and I know that I would not have been a strong candidate without that foundation.

What advice would you give current students about developing their careers?

It’s never too early to start planning ahead. At the beginning of my senior year, I knew I wanted to join a non-profit after school so I started a list of dream organizations. That list grew and grew over the year and I constantly was checking for available positions and internships. Utilize your professors; NCC professors are some of the most engaged and empowering mentors and they are here to help grow your network.