College Education: More than a diploma

Sep 09, 2017

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

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Overcoming First Day Jitters

Aug 30, 2017

   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

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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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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!

Sep 26, 2016

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!

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

Sep 19, 2016

  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!

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High School to College: Being A Supportive Parent

Apr 08, 2016

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

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Giving Students the Boot: Professor or Parent?

Mar 31, 2016

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?

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Final Semester Wrap-up

Mar 25, 2016

You’re probably thinking “Kait, why on earth are you blogging so close together?!!” and sorry, (not sorry), if you’re getting annoyed by me ;). Well you see for me, my semester is over!!!  We’ve already started our internships and just have one last assignment that’s due on Monday and I… Continue Reading Final Semester Wrap-up

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