Freitag encourages JCA students to give back
Board member returns to alma mater for Career Day, shares her story
"It was an honor to return to JCA and share my career experiences with students that are currently deciding on their plans after graduation," said Freitag. "I can only hope to be a role model for the many bright and aspiring students I had the pleasure to meet."
Freitag spoke to students about her journey from graduation to today, including key choices she made, people that influenced her, and offered information about her career as an attorney. She discussed her unique experience at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and then law school in Jackson, MS. She now practices criminal defense and family law for Kavanagh Grumley & Gorbold LLC in Joliet.
JCA's objectives for Alumni Career Day were to make students more goal-oriented, assist students in determining their next steps toward a career path, encourage alumni to become involved in the mission of the school, and foster direct participation of the alumni community in the lives of current students.
"The message of giving back was important to convey to the students, in hopes they too would return one day and do the same," said Freitag. "I appreciate JCA giving me the chance to help advance their mission."
In 2012, Freitag was elected to the Will County Board to represent the residents of District 6. Previously, she served as an alderman for the City of Wilmington. She now chairs the Board's Capital Improvements Committee and is spearheading the planning for a new judicial facility and courthouse in Joliet.
"This is definitely an important time to be a part of the Board and have the opportunity to work on one of the county's biggest capital projects ever," said Freitag. "My experiences as an attorney and the feedback I receive regularly from the legal community are invaluable when it comes to putting the pieces in place for a new courthouse."