Honors Former Student Chloe Dixon ’17 from Austin, TX, is a second year law student at Baylor Law School. Chloe is pursuing a career in intellectual property law and has just completed a summer clerkship at Patterson & Sheridan, LLP, a patent prosecution and litigation firm in Houston, Texas. In her first year of law school, Chloe co-founded the Baylor Law Intellectual Property Society which had been dormant for about ten years and was on the Dean’s List all three quarters, finishing 1L year in the top 6% of her class. She was recently selected as a new member of the Baylor Law Review.
As a student, Chloe was widely involved, first as a Sophomore Advisor, then as University Scholar. She was also selected as the Honors student leader on the Champe-Fitzhugh Jr. Honors International Leadership Seminar after having attended as a freshman, and attended the National Collegiate Honors Council national conference in 2015, giving her useful perspective to provide feedback and recommendations for improving our program. Chloe completed an Undergraduate Teacher Scholars capstone and graduated in 2017 with a degree in electrical engineering.
We caught up with Chloe ahead of her planned participation in the 2019 “Success & Sundaes: A Professional Insights Panel” event sponsored by Stephen Horn ’79 to ask for her advice to prospective and current students.
What attracted you to Texas A&M?
When applying to college, I looked for schools that offered an honors program so that I could challenge myself. I was immediately drawn to the family-type structure of A&M’s honors program. I liked knowing that I would have a community of support around me from day 1. It took a lot for me to come to A&M since I was born and raised in Austin, and both of my parents attended the University of Texas. But both of my parents have said that my college experience was much more rewarding than theirs , and they are very happy that I went to Texas A&M.
Can you share some of your favorite memories from the program?
My favorite memories of A&M would have to be from my time as a Sophomore Advisor. I had so much fun mentoring Freshmen and helping put together activities for the Honors community. The other Sophomore Advisors, and the Junior Advisors, quickly became family and many of them are some of my closest friends to this day. The University Scholars Program was also an extremely rewarding part of my time at A&M. It’s hard to find a group of people that can go to a class every week, discuss extremely difficult and controversial topics with each other in a respectful manner, and leave as friends afterwards.
How did your experience shape your career path?
The Aggie Network played a huge role in shaping my career path. Because of the Honors Program, I went on the MSC Stark Northeast Trip for aspiring business and law students. During that trip, I met countless Aggies who were willing to go out of their way to help me achieve my goals. I even had a family offer to house me if I moved to Chicago. One Aggie put me in touch with my current mentor, who is an attorney in Austin. Because of that connection, I was able to work at my mentor’s law firm and gain a year of legal experience before law school. I believe that experience prepared me for law school and directly contributed to my success.
What advice would you give to current students?
Never underestimate the Aggie Network, and don’t be afraid to accept help from others. When an Aggie offers to help you, they fully intend to help you. Don’t feel obligated to decline because it seems like the polite thing to do. We want to help our fellow Aggies succeed.
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