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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Alumni Profile: Max Stendhal, Class of 2010

Occupation: Senior Reporter, Law 360, a LexisNexis Company legal news service

Major: English, Honors, and Political Science

What he does:  Stendhal is a reporter and writer for Law 360 specializing in stories on securities litigation and white collar crime.

How his English major helped:  “Studying English at Villanova taught me how to comprehend difficult texts on a wide breadth of topics. I also became a much more accomplished writer, which is critical in my field of work and in every industry. The ability to write well cannot be overestimated. Also, who is better prepared to apply for a job than an English major? You need to write a succinct and compelling cover letter and express yourself well in an interview.”