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TJSL Students Land Internships with Sony and Qualcomm

April 22, 2013

Marisol Gonzalez 1L and Ricardo Elorza 1L

Two TJSL 1L students have landed internships with major corporations for this coming summer.

Marisol Gonzalez will be interning for Sony Pictures Entertainment in Los Angeles and Ricardo Elorza will be interning at Qualcomm here in San Diego.

“I am very excited to work for Sony Pictures Entertainment this summer,” said Gonzalez.  “Working for Sony means that a door of opportunity has opened. I arrived to law school with an open mind to the wide range of areas in the law and slowly I feel I’m finding my way into my future legal career.”

This summer Gonzales will work closely with the Global Communications Department managing Sony Pictures’ corporate communication both internally and externally. 

“Some of the work I will get to do will be with corporate intranet, e-newsletter, and maintain the relationships with media contacts,” said Gonzalez.

Elorza expects to be working with the privacy team that takes care of training and researching privacy laws from across the globe, everywhere Qualcomm has an office, while the discovery team produces discovery documents for the rest of the legal departments.

“Getting an internship at Qualcomm this summer is a dream come true,” said Elorza.  “I have known about Qualcomm for some time now and I was always excited to read about their great tech innovations as they are at the forefront of mobile technology. The first time I went to the Qualcomm campus I felt like a kid in a candy store, I’m afraid I will gain a few pounds during my stay there.”

Elorza says he eats, sleeps and breathes technology – especially mobile technology – a marketplace where Qualcomm is a giant.

“I would also like to emphasize that if it was not for a mentor I met at one of the events TJSL put together, this internship would not have happened,” said Elorza. “Keeping your network informed as to what you are doing is key to finding internships and employment after law school. “

Gonzalez and Elorza are both really excited for each other – especially because they are a couple!  They met while they were both studying for the LSAT exam and formed a study group. Both were accepted at TJSL and both are now embarking on these coveted internships together.