Collin Douglas '17
J.D. Candidate / 2L, University of Georgia School of Law
"My time in the MAIS program was pivotal for me because it gave me an opportunity to hone in on the issues and kinds of work I really enjoyed. Courses like Professor Raymond's International Relations Theory class and Professor Heinze's International Law class gave me an up-close look at how international relations and international law are used in the real world. TA-ing was very beneficial to me not only because I made great friends, but also because it made me engage deeper with the material in order to effectively lead class discussions. My thesis work is probably what best prepared me for my career, because it helped me be able to articulate arguments, synthesize lots of research and data, and manage my time to create an acceptable end-product. All of these skills and experiences have benefitted me in, and directly translated to, my time working in politics after I graduated and while in law school. The most valuable skill in any kind of work is to be prepared enough to have an opinion, or to give a helpful insight, and the MAIS program contributed greatly to this skill."