Jackson Trevor '22 stands in front of a background of foliage.

Where They’re Headed: Jackson Trevor ‘22

The political science major is working as a corporate paralegal at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York City.

Jackson Trevor ‘22 is entering the legal world. The political science major, who also minored in psychology, is working as a corporate paralegal at Weil, Gotshal & Manges Law Firm in New York City.

Trevor is working in mergers and acquisition, a branch of law dealing with financial holdings and consolidating businesses.

“It can be anticipated that I will be charged with tasks like drafting executive summaries, attending and taking notes at meetings, and preparing financial reports,” he said.

Trevor was drawn to the legal field primarily by his political science coursework at Haverford. In particular, he thanked his thesis advisor, Professor of Political Science Zach Oberfield, for helping him through the job search.

“He was extremely supportive of my desire to chase a career in law and was always willing to lend his time to discuss it,” Trevor said. “I cannot thank him enough for being there for me during the ups and downs of my job search.”

Ultimately, however, Trevor’s connection to Weil came through Handshake, a job search tool that all Haverford students have access to via the Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA).

“Had it not been for that service I would not have known that law firms were hiring, and it is also a really easy platform to understand and utilize,” Trevor said. He also recommended Haverford Connect, another CCPA tool that links current students with alumni to gain connections in their professional fields.

“Haverford alums are extremely willing to share their time and their insights, so take advantage of that,” he advises.

Trevor plans to work in corporate law for the foreseeable future, but is weighing the possibility of eventually attending either business or law school to help further his path in that field.

“Where They’re Headed” is a blog series chronicling the post-collegiate plans of recent Haverford graduates.