Alumni Career Snapshot – Lillian Rizkalla

This week we will be profiling Lillian Rizkalla who graduated in 1993. Lillian is a Lawyer who went on to become a Partner at a leading Law Firm.

What year did you graduate from Killester College?

1993

What subjects did you study in Year 12?

PE, Chemistry, Biology, English, Maths

What are some of the roles you have held in your career?

Lawyer, Senior Associate, Partner

What path did you take to get to where you are now?

I went the Traditional route through University. I first studied Science/Law and then swapped Science for Arts. I completed my articles in a small firm before joining my current firm.

Who inspired you to get where you are?

My parents and my teachers.

What do you love most about what you do?

Working with my team.

What are you most proud of in your career?

Mentoring junior lawyers and seeing them grow into great lawyers. I’m also proud of being made a Partner while having young kids.

What has been the most challenging thing about your career?

Finding the right work-life balance – it really takes practice.

Do you have anything special that you remember about your time at Killester College?

Young and fun teachers (for the most part), a great group of girls, and being part of a sisterhood.

Do you have any words of wisdom/advice for our Killester Girls?

Aim high, work hard and do what you love.