“Allegheny’s curriculum is very helpful for pre-law students because it puts a premium on reading, writing, and critical thinking – it really gives you a toolkit of skills for the future.”
— Nathan Ehrmann
“To me, ‘unusual combinations’ reflects the unique aspect of Allegheny’s curriculum that allows you to pursue all of your goals and interests regardless of how different they are,” says Nathan Ehrmann. A Pre-Law student with a double major in Political Science and History and a double minor in Chemistry and Italian Culture/History (which he self-designed), Nathan is clearly a student who has taken advantage of this aspect.
Inspired by family members who are attorneys, Nathan’s goal is to attend law school and pursue a career in corporate law. He claims that taking a wide variety of classes that interested him, along with building lasting relationships with professors, has helped to prepare him for both the content and workload of being a law student and having a law-related career. “Whatever stage you’re in with the law process, you get all the guidance you need,” explains Nathan. “Allegheny’s curriculum is very helpful for pre-law students because it puts a premium on reading, writing, and critical thinking – it really gives you a toolkit of skills for the future.”
Nathan has been able to put his academic strengths to the test both inside and outside of the classroom. His educational pursuits have earned him membership in the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science honor society and Phi Alpha Theta History honor society, along with the opportunity to serve as a Pennsylvania GOP Victory Intern. Nathan was also awarded the Outstanding Junior Major Prize by Allegheny’s Political Science department. Extracurricularly, he is an active member of Allegheny’s Student Government, College Republicans, Pre-Law Club, and Italian Club, which he founded. But Allegheny also gave Nathan the chance to improve his weaknesses. “I’ve always been shy when it comes to public speaking,” Nathan explains. “I’m glad Allegheny encourages public speaking in many of its classes, because it really helped me to break out of that.”
As Nathan continues to work toward his goal of entering the field of law, he claims that there is one thing that has truly helped to make his college experience memorable. “My favorite part of Allegheny is definitely the people who make this place so special,” he says. “From the lifelong friends I have made, to the professors who have given me exceptional guidance, I realize that it truly is the people at Allegheny who have made my experiences so great.”