This week’s advice guru on the importance of field placement. “Field placement played a major role in my current employment! Field placement is not just about applying the skills you learn in the classroom to real life – it is also about obtaining new skills necessary to work effectively and… Continue Reading You don’t have to take my word for it…take theirs!
This week’s advice guru on being a parent/student and keeping an open mind… First some advice to help students who have young children. Whether you are co-parenting or raising your child(ren) alone, you need to know that you can do it! As a single parent going back to school, I… Continue Reading You don’t have to take my word for it…take theirs!
This week’s Advice Guru has this to say… 1) Make a conscious effort to build and maintain your personal network. A lot of people don’t take this seriously and don’t realize the importance of maintaining your personal network. Your network will provide you with information on changes within your industry,… Continue Reading You don’t have to take my word for it…take theirs!
I recently put a call out to graduates of the Law Clerk Advanced program. I was looking for advice that they – as people who had been there, done that, got the diploma and got the career – could share with you, my current students, who are at various… Continue Reading You don’t have to take my word for it…take theirs!
In the olden days (that is when I went to school according to my two daughters who are 23 and 19 respectively), students who attended college had one, perhaps two things to worry about: attending school and working at a part-time job on weekends. Fast forward to this era. There… Continue Reading I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends…
I can’t help but smile when students discover that faculty are on campus until the end of June and inevitably ask, “what do you do if we’re not there?” What I want to do is put on my best poker face and respond “eat candy and watch reality TV” just… Continue Reading But we’re not there…what are you doing?
Being a good professor is a lot like being a good parent at times: you have to “make” your students do things that they would rather not do because you know deep down that it’s good for them. As a professor, I like to think of it as “creating opportunities”… Continue Reading Giving Students the Boot: Professor or Parent?
This is a challenging time of year for many students. If you’re graduating, the final weeks of classes can feel like watching paint dry, particularly if you have already secured a full time job in your field as many of my Law Clerk students have! For all students…and professors by… Continue Reading Finish Strong
Good question! It can be challenging to sift through information to figure out which college program will best suit your career goals. For anyone interested in a legal career here’s the lowdown on three programs that sound a lot alike, but have some distinct differences: Paralegal, Law Clerk Advanced, and… Continue Reading Law Clerk v. Legal Assistant v. Paralegal: What’s the dif?
I see it every year as a professor. The seemingly endless piles of work. The blank stares. The sleep deprivation. The inability to focus. Everyone is on overload when it’s mid-term – students and professors alike I assure you. Spring break just can’t come fast enough for any of us.… Continue Reading Hitting the Pause Button: Spring Break