On April 25, WilmerHale's Dayton office welcomed eight motivated students from Dayton Early College Academy (DECA) for a day to job shadow in order to learn more about business, network with professionals, and spend the day exploring and shadowing legal and non-legal careers. Students had the opportunity to hear from professionals in finance, human resources, information services and technology, practice management, new business/conflicts and DiscoverySolutions.
The job shadow is a part of the new two-year philanthropic partnership between the firm and DECA. Through the partnership, DECA will receive $25,000 annually for two years, as well as in-kind and volunteer support during DECA events and activities throughout the year, including mock trial practices and individual reading and editing assistance for all grade levels.
WilmerHale's Business Services Center in the Dayton, Ohio region opened in September 2010 and houses more than 250 administrative support staff who are critical to WilmerHale's business needs.
About Dayton Early College Academy
After more than a dozen years, the Dayton Early College Academy (DECA) has built a K-12 school district, focused on instilling within our students a passion not only for attending college, but graduating with the perseverance of career readiness. What sets DECA apart from other school are the high expectations set for students. From community service and jobs shadows, to extensive “Gateways” that prepare and apply students into college courses, DECA provides opportunities for our students to gain the experience and exposure they need to be successful in college and beyond. As a public charter, DECA depends on private support to close the gap between public funding and the cost of educating our students. For more information, please visit www.daytonearlycollege.org or the admissions page.