Attorney Daniel Mazza has served on ASU’s School of Politics and Global Studies Alumni Advisory Board for over two years. An ASU political science alumnus, Danny enjoys mentoring incoming freshmen undergraduates participating in the Early Start Program.
He spoke with the group of freshmen about working on campaigns and advice for getting started on the right foot. Mazza, who got credit for interning while at ASU through POS 484, suggested students take advantage of the course.
“If you guys have an opportunity to intern for somebody, I think that is definitely life-changing,” Mazza said. “You are getting college credit for it [and] you’re getting this invaluable real life experience that you don’t necessarily get in the classroom.”
Students also wanted to know more from Mazza about what it was like owning his own law firm. He shared that initially he was working in a stressful environment for a small firm. Mazza wanted to become his own boss but the fear of failure was a big impediment. Through the support of friends and family he decided to make the leap.
“The only regret I had was I didn’t do it sooner,” Mazza said. “I don’t know if owning your own business is for everyone, but it has been really fun for me.”
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