Krista Contino Saumby and Alicia Mills, two attorneys, have joined Elon University School of Law as career counselors, according to a July 6 news release.
Contino Saumby and Mills will serve as associate director of career development and assistant director of career development respectively, acting as mentors and working with students to achieve professional goals.
In addition to serving as a resource for law school students, the pair will host mock interviews and review resumes and cover letters, in addition to other services and activities.
According to the release, Contino Saumby has worked to ease the path for first generation law students over her 15 year career, while also working with firms of all sizes and serving as a deputy regional president for the Hispanic National Bar Association
“The legal field has so many options that helping each student discover their path is a unique puzzle every time,” Contino Saumby said in the release. “Career Services isn’t about finding a student a job, it’s about helping them find the right place for them in the profession.”
Mills, a first generation college graduate, practiced as an assistant attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
"As a law student, the first people I felt comfortable trusting were staff in Career Services, who helped me fight the pressures of 'being first,' succeeding, and finding my place in a daunting profession where minorities are still vastly underrepresented,” Mills said in the release.
Both Mills and Contino Saumby are eager to work with Elon law students in building their futures in the legal profession, according to the release.