When Samra Cordic graduated from college, she was unsure about her future outside of a vague hope for entering law school one day. While applying for her first post-college job in the audit field, she was introduced to a man who would become her mentor: Roberto.
In her winning essay for the Bader Scott Future Lawyers of America Scholarship, she wrote about how Roberto had initial reservations about her, somehow sensing that she was simply biding her time until law school.
“Instead of going straight to law school,” Cordic wrote, “I took the job with Roberto, where I reported to him for four years until he was promoted to another position.” During those four years, Roberto took her under his wing, becoming a mentor with whom Cordic could share successes, learn from failures, and encourage future plans.
Cordic, now an incoming law student at the University of Washington at St. Louis, considers Roberto one of the most important people in her life. In an interview with Bader Scott representatives, she revealed why.
“I’m a first generation college student and a first generation law student,” she said. “And it was really important that I could have somebody to talk to about school stuff, that I could talk to about careers, that I could really take advice from.”
Samra Cordic’s Future Plans
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Bader Scott Injury Lawyers is proud to award Samra Cordic this $2,500 scholarship. Not only has she demonstrated incredible dedication to scholastic excellence, but she also has learned the importance of mentorship and helping others through her work with Roberto.
Like her mentor, Cordic has developed a strict work ethic that leaves no room for happenstance. “Success is luck’s older, wiser sister,” she remarked in our interview. Now, as she embarks on her path toward becoming a general litigation attorney, we are sure that Samra Cordic will tackle her duties and responsibilities with the same diligence she showed while working in audit.
You can read Samra’s winning essay by clicking this link.