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5 Ways Graduates Can Gain Employment Before They Have Experience

Posted by Katie Fridsma

Sep 25, 2013 10:11:00 AM

As someone who helps graduates find employment, the one question I get asked the most by students is “How am I supposed to gain experience when most employers won’t hire without it?”  Students in all schools face this dilemma when they near completion of their education.  Even students in paralegal programs.  So, how can you gain work experience when no one will give you a chance?

At Center for Advanced Legal Studies (CALS), students have the opportunity to complete an externship at a law firm or legal department in order to gain experience they can include on their resumes.  But not all schools provide this experience.  If not, don’t get discouraged.  Stay positive and pro-active.  Here are 5 ways you can escape the proverbial Catch-22 between experience and employment.  (Note: this blog post is aimed specifically toward paralegal students/graduates, but can apply to all college graduates!)

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Topics: seminars and CLE, paralegal degree, graduates and alumni, career, paralegal externship, technology, education and training

The Top 4 Skills of a Successful Paralegal

Posted by Katie Fridsma

Aug 14, 2013 1:00:00 PM

Thanks to its recognition as a highly-skilled and hugely helpful profession, the paralegal career is gaining in popularity and becoming more in-demand.  A significant number of people are setting their sights on becoming paralegals because the job is rewarding and the career outlook is sunny.  Many people desire a legal career without the time and cost of law school.  Others desire to use a paralegal career as a helpful stepping-stone to becoming an attorney.

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Topics: online classes, paralegal certificate, paralegal degree, career, technology, paralegal skills, education and training

6 Personal Lessons That Led To Paralegal School

Posted by Gail Armatys

Feb 18, 2013 10:34:00 AM

Here are 6 lessons you can learn from someone else who recognized she needed to do something more to expand her career opportunities, engage her interest in the law, and experience online interactive instruction that mirrors the traditional classroom.

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Topics: online classes, career, technology, education and training

Paralegal School Helps Students Pursue Dreams

Posted by Gail Armatys

Jan 22, 2013 10:45:00 AM

Yesterday was our nation's celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. I have to say that his 'I Have A Dream' speech continues to be among the most inspiring to me.

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Topics: online classes, technology, education and training

Paralegal Program Study Tips

Posted by Gail Armatys

Jan 4, 2013 1:19:00 PM

Gail Armatys, M.S. CAO & Co-Founder Center for Advanced Legal Studies

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Topics: paralegal certificate, graduates and alumni, technology, education and training

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