Duquesne University School of Law

Matthew Bolewitz, L'16

Hometown: 
Sarver, PA
Graduation Year: 
2016

J.D./M.B.A. Joint Degree Student

Undergraduate Degree

Pennsylvania State University, B.S. in economics, 2011 

Why did you choose Duquesne University?

One of the major reasons why I chose Duquesne was because of its prestigious national reputation that also promotes ethical values that I subscribe to and support.

What led you to pursue joint M.B.A./law degree?

After college, I worked in a project management group at CONSOL Energy and saw first-hand how both the legal and business concepts contributed to a company’s success. I believe acquiring the knowledge and skills in both backgrounds will help me become a valuable asset in a law firm or corporate setting.  

I began the dual degree program in the summer of 2012 as an evening student. After two years, I made the switch to day studies. 

How have you juggled the demands of the joint program?

In order to graduate from both programs at the same time, I am required to take a full course load year-round (fall, spring, and summer).  Although there were a few obstacles along the way, creating a routine and staying organized have been key factors in my success. I’ve learned that it’s imperative to maintain focus and determination.

What might people be surprised to know about you?

Throughout graduate school, I have been able to train and participate in several different types of races.  In particular, I ran in Pittsburgh’s half marathon, Sprint Triathlon, and Great Race 10K twice.  Additionally, I completed two Tough Mudders, endurance events that test mental and physical endurance through military-style obstacle courses. 

I hope to register for a full marathon after graduation when I have a little extra time to train properly.

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