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Maples and Calder Recruited Record Number of Summer Students

Back Row (L-R): Renee Thompson (HR Asst), Appolina Bent, Dajsha Samuels, Chane Watt, Suzanna Anderson, Joseph Jackson, Yannick Whorms. Front Row (L-R): Vicki Hulse (HR Manager), Chelsea Campbell, Kerseanna Ewers, Ashleigh Miller, Myffie Leggatt, Arikka Ebanks, Henry Smith (Global Managing Partner), Kimberly Ebanks, Kayla Manderson, Chelsea Walton, Alexandra Terry, Morven Bodden (Head of HR). Missing from photo: Ruth Beth Jackson, Zoya Lawrence, Nickolas Moore, Maurissa Ashby

Maples and Calder welcomed nineteen summer student interns in June, marking a record number for the firm, which invites applications each year from young adults who are in the last years of their secondary education or beginning their tertiary education.

The students, who were on vacation from academia, worked through the summer months within various departments and practice areas, further cementing their interest in chosen careers including law, marketing, information technology and human resources.

Law student, Joseph Jackson, spent his internship cycle in the Finance Group. He is on a full legal scholarship from Maples and Calder, attending the Cayman Islands Law School, where he will be entering his third year of studies in September. “I cannot begin to express the gratitude I have towards Maples and the opportunity that they have so generously granted me to study the various facets of law,” said Joseph, who returned to the firm for his fourth year. “It is a privilege to have spent my foundational years with a top tier law firm and I look forward to building my career as a Cayman Islands attorney with them.”

In addition to Joseph, four others were returning students, who embraced the opportunity to annually secure part-time employment with the firm, including Ashleigh Miller (Marketing), Myffie Leggatt (Corporate), Kayla Manderson (Finance) and Yannick Whorms (Finance).

Amongst the group were several recipients of the Maples Scholarship Programme, which has directly assisted over 50 Caymanians in their pursuit of further education. Joseph Jackson, Myffie Leggatt, Arikka Ebanks (Investment Funds) and Nickolas Moore (Litigation) are recipients of full legal scholarships and Alexandra Terry (Investment Funds) was granted a partial legal scholarship.

The large group of students, ranging from 16 to 21 years of age, represented a wide spectrum of academic backgrounds. Seven are high school students, another seven are receiving their education at overseas universities and five have remained on island to further their education at the local law school and colleges.

“Each year, Maples and Calder receives applications for summer positions from students eager to bring their dream career to life,” says the firm’s Global Managing Partner, Henry Smith. “We are excited to take them in and show them the inner workings of our law firm and the intricacies of an office environment. We wish them success in their endeavours as they strive to juggle busy academic schedules with the pressures of absorbing the wealth of knowledge our lawyers and support staff have to offer.”

Summer employment at the firm runs between May and September and, whilst scholarship recipients may have first preference, new applications are considered on a first come, first served basis and may be sent to Renee Thompson at [email protected] for the 2012 cycle.


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