The first week of school is a blur for most students and faculty. There is so much information and activity it’s easy to feel excited and overwhelmed all at the same time. There is all of the usual stuff to take care of – purchasing books, getting your ID card,… Continue Reading College Education: More than a diploma
The prospect of going to college is usually an exciting one. You finally get to choose an area of education to focus on that will lead you to your career! But it’s completely normal for that excitement to be accompanied by “the jitters”. The challenge is to manage those… Continue Reading Overcoming First Day Jitters
What if you do everything right – ask all of the right questions, attend an interview, meet the person who will be supervising you – and you find yourself feeling less than thrilled with your placement? Regardless of how long your placement experience might be, you want to ensure that… Continue Reading Field Placement: Finding Your Fit – Part 2
Targeting your cover letter and resume is a must! One quick way to determine what skills and qualities the organization posting the job values most is to look for repetition of words in the job posting. You might be surprised at what you find! RELAX – you don’t have to… Continue Reading #careerhack
A recent conversation with an HR professional in a law firm had me scratching my head for several reasons. As this person relayed a ‘series of unfortunate events’ to me that had occurred throughout the recruitment process with a recent applicant who was a former student of mine, I couldn’t… Continue Reading Course Content: Not Just for Tests!
Though many students experience stress and anxiety over the prospect of securing a field placement, most are excited about leaving the classroom and seeing what a ‘real’ job in their chosen field is like. Once the initial ‘freak-out’ period has passed and students are able to focus on the actual… Continue Reading Field Placement: Finding Your Fit
Some more great advice from a soon-to-be graduate! What made you decide to take the Law Clerk program? My family and I decided that I would go back to school, as all of my children were attending school. I spent a great deal of time reading through various course descriptions,… Continue Reading An interview with: 3rd year Law Clerk student – Amanda Amirault
We’ve all heard the saying, “Advice is worth exactly what you pay for it – if it’s free advice, it’s not worth anything!” I beg to differ when it comes to advice for students from students. Whether you are considering the Law Clerk Advanced program or are currently in it… Continue Reading An interview with: 3rd year Law Clerk Student – Katie Vickerson
Getting ready to head into a class to talk about ‘setting goals’ and ‘creating action plans’ makes me itch. I know how important developing this skill can be to students who have something specific they really, really, want from their education when they graduate – usually an amazing job, at… Continue Reading Ugh! A Goal Setting Assignment – Why oh why, oh why?
Why do we spend so much time trying to protect ourselves and our children from failure? I see the fear of failure paralyze students time and time again. Don’t get me wrong – no one wants to fail, least of all me – but failure usually teaches us infinitely more… Continue Reading The Other “F” Word