Max Shilleto

Lawyer, Nerland Lindsey LLP
Graduated in 2015


1. Where did you do your internship?

Videographer for Mount Royal University Recreation Center

2. Knowing what you know now, what advice would you have liked to give yourself as you started your internship?

My internship was a really positive experience. One of the things I picked up through my internship was adaptability and meeting expectations in the workforce, which I found were a little different than they were in school.


3. What is something that really stands out when you think of your time at MRU Journalism?

I didn't have a great sense of self at the time, I didn't really know myself very well. At the time, I was relatively young, and I didn't know what my life was going to look like. There's a notable contrast between the person that walked into Mount Royal and the person that left in 2015.

4. How transferable were the skills you acquired in your education?

When I went into law school, the skills that I picked up in journalism school that have really helped me in my career now are attention to detail, writing, research and the ability to create a persuasive narrative.


5. In your career, what type of work has most excited you and why?

I’m the most excited when I get to help solve challenging problems where I get to think it through and be creative, and when I get the chance to do work where I feel like I've made a difference in someone's life.


6. What is the most important but unwritten rule that you’ve learned on the job?

Even more than the technical skills, there’s this bigger part and that's maintaining relationships with the people you’re working with and for by communicating and just being a nice person.