Student selected as finalist for PMF program
Mallory Friday has been selected as a finalist for the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Class of 2022. 8,065 applications were received for admission into the PMF Class of 2022. Friday, a fourth-year evening student, was one of 1,100 finalists who were selected, with those finalists representing 99 unique disciplines.
According to the PMF website, "the Program attracts and selects the best candidates possible, but is really designed with a more narrow focus - developing a cadre of potential government leaders."
Friday is honored to be one of those who were chosen for this flagship leadership development program. She said, "My selection as a finalist for the PMF Program was particularly meaningful because it wasn't based on GPA or class rank but rather situational judgment, life experience, integrity, interpersonal skills, public service motivation, problem solving, and written communication."
Friday decided to attend law school after working for several years after college graduation. It was when one job ended because of the recession that she found herself working as a file clerk at an insurance defense firm and was surprised by how much she enjoyed working at a law firm.
"I considered pursuing a career in firm administration but thought that a law degree might provide me with even more career opportunities," Friday said.
Her tenure at Duquesne University School of Law and her varied experiences are enabling her to explore all opportunities for her future. She is enthusiastic about what this current venture may bring.
"I never would have considered pursuing a career in government without the exceptional guidance from my professors at Duquesne and the endless resources Maria Comas from the Career Services Office has provided me with. I first became interested in the possibility of a government career during my time working in Duquesne's Unemployment Compensation Clinic with Professor Simon. This past year, my Administrative Law and Legislative Drafting courses with Professor Glencer and Professor Levine opened me up even further to the countless career opportunities I could have working with government agencies," Friday said.
She is equally optimistic about her career prospects post-graduation. "I am very fortunate to have gained work experience in civil, criminal, family, and employment law during my time at Duquesne, and I would be happy to work in any of those areas, whether it be in a law firm, the courts, or a government agency. As long as I can find a career that challenges me to become the best advocate possible while encouraging professional growth, I will be happy," said Friday.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 8,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University’s academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim.
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