Not Your Typical Law Firm

I’m Colleen and I’m currently serving as an intern at Tai Y. Wong Law Offices in Center City. While here I’m going to be their advertising representative. When I was first offered this internship I was a little hesitant about an internship with a law firm. I had never really been interested in the legal world and the dealings around it. But, I knew others that previously served as interns there and they told me that it was an amazing experience. So, I decided to trust them.

During my first week, I learned that all of my previous notions about law firm advertising were wrong. Working with my boss, Tai Y. Wong or TY has been an incredible experience. TY is not like other lawyers. He is both a doctor and a lawyer. He deals with medical malpractice cases. To top it off, he also has a creative background in both photography and architecture. So when creating his advertisements, he has a keen eye for what looks good and unique.

When I first started to create advertisements with TY, he was always emphasizing the fact that he wanted his ads to stand out and be simplistic. While TY generally knew what he wanted on the advertisements, I was usually given a good amount of creative freedom. Serving as an intern here so far has been incredible and not at all what I expected. I’ve learned so much more than I imagined and am excited to see what the rest of this summer holds.


  1. That’s awesome Colleen! I have never thought about being an ad rep for a law firm but that makes sense since I always hear and see ads for different practices during the day.Always pays to take a chance on an internship outside your comfort zone.

  2. Hi Colleen!
    It sounds as though you’re getting unique experience that will definitely stand out to future employers. Your boss seems extremely cultured and well-rounded, and that is just the type of person you want to keep a good connection with! As an Advertising major with a Criminal Justice minor, I am constantly looking for ways to combine my two passions. Judging by your description, it seems as though you’ve found the perfect position to do both, and I’d be interested to hear more about your time with the law firm!

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