Modern Languages

Photo of Kimberly Keenan
Photo of Kimberly Keenan

Kimberly Keenan

What do you do now? 

I am currently a second year law student at Villanova Law School.

How did your language major help you after UC? 

In general, having a lot of experience writing and reading in a different language while at UC helped me develop much better reading and writing skills overall. I was then able to utilize these improved reading and writing skills during my first year of law school, which involves a lot of reading and a writing class each semester. Furthermore, I studied abroad again this past summer and was able to speak Spanish when I visited Madrid. Finally, I have started looking for summer positions already for this coming summer and my fluency in Spanish definitely sets me apart from many other applicants and I believe will even make the difference in regards to a law firm picking me over someone else. 

What was your most rewarding experience in your language major? 

Definitely my most rewarding experience as a Spanish major was studying abroad in Madrid, Spain during the Fall semester of my junior year. I lived with a host family in Madrid and took a full semester’s worth of just Spanish classes and also even had an internship while I was there. I was able to travel to a few other cities in Spain as well as to Rome, Italy and London, England while I was studying abroad. I definitely greatly improved my Spanish reading, writing, and speaking abilities as well as made many new friends from Ursinus as sixteen students from Ursinus went to Madrid that semester. It was an overall amazing experience!