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Ki Kyung Park ( Class of 2012)

Hometown: Seoul

What did you come to law school to become: I decided to go to law school to become a professional in the sports industry. It didn't exactly work out but I'm happy how things turned out. No regrets.

Current employer: KBR Inc.

Location: Houston, TX

Job title: Senior Attorney

Previous positions:  Senior Counsel at Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd, based in Seoul.

Description of what you do: In my current role, I review, draft, revise, and negotiate over contracts for engineering, procurement, and/or construction projects around the world. Contract amounts in U.S. dollar range from hundreds of thousands to several billions, depending on the size of a project.

Your favorite part of your job: I enjoy working with internal clients and colleagues. Constructive negotiations with counter-parties to the negotiation are also rewarding.

Your interests outside of work: Family, current affairs, investing, and sports.

What is your favorite movie: Be Kind Rewind

What do you wish your 1L/2L/3L self knew about the job search: I write with caution but I wish I had paid even less attention to traditional approaches to a legal career. I went into law school without any interests in working for a law firm after law school, and it was still nerve-racking to see myself not conform to the norm in law school. Any concerns over non-conformance were unnecessary.

What advice do you have for success in summer positions: Create a good story for anyone that you wish to work for or with. Explore your own options.