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!
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
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!
Money matters, flaky friends, dining dilemmas and rusty relationships are all going to be among a few of the hurdles they’ll face. Heartbreaks. Student/Teacher conflict. Overdrawn bank accounts. No change for laundry. Pub Nights. Peer pressure. Room-mate drama. You get the idea. But how will they do it all without… Continue Reading High School to College: Being A Supportive Parent
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?