#careerhack

May 10, 2017

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

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Course Content: Not Just for Tests!

May 03, 2017

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!

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Field Placement: Finding Your Fit

Feb 28, 2017

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

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An interview with: 3rd year Law Clerk student – Amanda Amirault

Feb 16, 2017

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

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An interview with: 3rd year Law Clerk Student – Katie Vickerson

Feb 07, 2017

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

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Ugh!  A Goal Setting Assignment – Why oh why, oh why?

Jan 16, 2017

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?

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The Other “F” Word

Dec 07, 2016

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

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You don’t have to take my word for it…take theirs!

Oct 17, 2016

  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!

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9 Observations and Tips from a Newbie Runner

Oct 13, 2016

I started training early August for my very first 5k race coming up this Sunday, October 16th. I’m going the #distanceforDC at the Scotia Waterfront Toronto Marathon.  This is a bit of a bucket list thing, I’ve been talking about on and off for a couple of years.  After running… Continue Reading 9 Observations and Tips from a Newbie Runner

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You don’t have to take my word for it…take theirs!

Oct 03, 2016

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!

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