Donald K. Sherman

Donald K. Sherman

Donald K. Sherman is an attorney on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and author of the unique careers blog “Somebody Does That?!” Donald graduated cum laude from Georgetown University with a degree in American studies and earned his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.

In addition to his day job, Donald mentors high school and college students, and serves as Board Chair of the Patrick Healy Fellowship, a mentoring program for student leaders at Georgetown, as well as D.C. Lawyers for Youth, a juvenile justice policy and advocacy organization. Donald is an alumnus of the New York-based leadership development program Prep for Prep, where he also served as a student advisor.  Donald’s writing has appeared in the award-nominated book Family Affair, the Georgetown University Journal on Gender and the Law. He has also participated in numerous career panels hosted by youth organizations such as the Patrick Healy Fellowship and the D.C.-based mentoring program, Capital Partners for Education

You can find Donald and his blog on Facebook, follow him on Twitter, or subscribe to his blog “Somebody Does That?!” online.

Articles

What looks better on a résumé: an internship or a cooperative education position?

I'm not sure it really matters. What looks best on a résumé is substantive experience. read more

What is an interdisciplinary major?

An interdisciplinary major provides students with the opportunity to combine the best of several subject areas around a single theme.read more

I'm struggling with my college classes and homework; who can I turn to for help?

Colleges want you to succeed. They want you to maximize your classroom experience and go on to successful careers after you graduate. read more

Should I take time off before graduate school?

Getting into graduate school is not easy, but paying for it can be even more of a challenge. Because graduate school is so expensive, you should have some idea of what you hope to gain from the investment of time and money you're making. read more

Somebody Does That?! Theme Entertainment Design

Ever hear of a career and think, somebody does that? Here, learn about what it takes to design theme parks.read more

How will my major affect my career?

The key to choosing the "right" major is to understand that some majors prepare you for a specific career but most do not. read more

How should I start the internship search, and who can I turn to for help?

First, make sure your résumé is in tip-top shape. If you have limited work experience, focus on other personal attributes (reliability, computer skills, leadership in athletics, etc.) that demonstrate how you are different from and better than other candidates.read more

What kind of experience do employers look for in recent graduates?

Every employer is different, but in general, most employers seek at least one relevant internship experience or other related work experience prior to graduation in their new, entry-level hires. read more

I have no idea what major to choose. Help!

I am sure that you have heard it from your parents, friends, family, etc., how important that decision--choosing a major--is. It's as if your entire career and life hinges on that one decision! How about that for pressure?read more