Legal Affairs: Five Ideas to Stay on Track Toward Your Educational and Professional Goals

Jun 6, 2014 by University Communications

Legal ConferenceSpringtime is here! This means warmer weather, sunnier days, flowers everywhere, birds chirping—an almost palpable joie de vivre fills the air. So spruce up your home, your education and your life with the freshness that spring brings.

Here are five strategies to consider:

  1. Re-visit your current and future educational goals to ensure that your timeline is being adhered to. Family and other day-to-day matters have a tendency to distract adult learners from completing their degrees on time.
  2. Brush up on trends in your field of study by attending seminars, workshops and  conferences, and by reading up on local and global events related to your specialty.
  3. Identify the skills and knowledge that you may need to supplement your education.  For example, if you are in the human resources department of your current company and it’s your goal to join the marketing department’s legal team, it may be helpful—or even necessary—to first secure a transfer to the marketing department while earning your Master of Science in Law degree.
  4. Evaluate your resume to ensure that it addresses the requirements for your target job.  It is critical that the “objective” portion of your resume contains keywords relevant to your desired position.  This will help you leverage words that will enable human resource experts (and job sites’ computer algorithms) to easily identify your resume.  And don’t forget to eliminate old or redundant information while adding newly the acquired skills, expertise and degree(s) you’ve gained from your CalSouthern experience.
  5. If you are transitioning to a field or career totally different from the one you are now in, it may be a good idea to consult a career coach. These professionals offer an array of services ranging from resume building to interviewing skills to rebranding your image and re-imagining your career.

Above all, study hard while at CalSouthern.  It will ensure that you complete your degree on time and get the most out of your educational experience.



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