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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 know how difficult it can be to focus on your studies. You start to wonder if the time you are not spending with your child(ren) is worth it. I want to let all of you know that it most definitely is! We all need to make sacrifices to get where we want to be in life. Don’t stress about missing a little bit of play time or cuddle time right now because once you have met your goal, you will realize that the play time and cuddle time is so much better when YOU are happy and where you want to be. I will never regret spending 4 years in school when my daughter was very little. She has learned from me that no matter what your struggles, you CAN meet your goals in life.

After graduation, keep an open mind when looking for employment. You won’t necessarily end up in the typical legal environment. There are so many other industries where having legal knowledge is an asset. It took me about 8 months to find employment after finishing my education at Durham College and I am not working in the legal industry per se. I work in the leasing industry, but without my legal diplomas, I never would have qualified for the position and I would not be able to do my job. I love my work and have settled quite nicely into my new career.

Tara-Jean

Law Clerk Advanced and Paralegal Graduate Certificate Graduate

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