Business Degree Is Solid Foundation for Law School
Student at Chicago-Kent College of Law
Illinois Tech’s Honors Law Program has put Afreen Mohiuddin on an accelerated path to her career goals in the field of corporate law.Afreen Mohiuddin (BA ’20)
“There were a few factors that really influenced my decision” to enroll at Illinois Tech, says Afreen Mohiuddin. “I was looking to stay local to Chicago and knew the school had a strong business program, which was something I was really looking for as an undergraduate.”
The biggest factor, though, was being accepted into the university’s Honors Law Program, which has given her an accelerated path to completing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree and admittance to Chicago-Kent College of Law.
“I think Stuart School of Business does a great job of balancing theory and practice in its courses and curriculum, which allows students to really get a well-rounded sense of business as it applies in the real world,” says Mohiuddin. “You get a lot of personalized attention from your professors, which does a lot to boost the quality of your education.”
“By virtue of belonging to a tech school, Stuart places a lot of emphasis on the more STEM-oriented parts of business,” she says. “That focus, in combination with my concentration in finance, is something that’s given me a really in-depth understanding of my field of study and gives me a really strong foundation for my legal studies in the future.”
Bachelor’s degree in hand, Mohiuddin is on to law school to pursue a Juris Doctor degree. She has been accepted into Chicago-Kent’s Honors Scholars program, which includes a full-tuition scholarship plus opportunities to work closely with faculty in an honors seminar, a law and public policy project, and collaboration on a scholarly paper.
Looking ahead to her career, she says, “I’d like to pursue something within the umbrella of corporate law—possibly SEC [United States Securities and Exchange Commission] or employment law.”