Fireside Insights Summer of Success: Workshops, Career Fairs, Summits, and More!

The summer is a great time to catch up on networking and continued learning opportunities for your career and professional development. We’ve done the hard work for you by sifting through numerous events across the country that would be just right for all of our FI followers.  This list contains FI-approved summits, workshops, networking opportunities, job fairs, and courses. Check it out! Continue reading Fireside Insights Summer of Success: Workshops, Career Fairs, Summits, and More!

Promoting Diversity in the Legal Field: a Fireside Chat with Aprill Hawkins

Meet Aprill Hawkins, Director of Engagement at Just the Beginning, a legal pipeline organization which encourages underrepresented students to pursue careers in law.  In her current role, Aprill engages in fundraising efforts, alumni engagement and raising the organization’s profile. She is an educator by trade, and received her Master’s of Education Degree from Loyola University of Chicago. Before joining the team at Just the Beginning, Aprill was the Career Program Manager at the Posse Organization, and was previously the Program Director at the Visitation Scholarship Program.

In this Fireside Chat, we spoke with Aprill about the role of diversity in law school, and barriers that prevent qualified applicants from entering the legal field. Continue reading Promoting Diversity in the Legal Field: a Fireside Chat with Aprill Hawkins

Introductory Excel Guide: Useful Functions, Capabilities, and Formulas

No matter what job you are seeking or what role you currently have, most employers will expect for you to have some knowledge of Microsoft Excel. Begin exploring Excel today with our introductory guide. Continue reading Introductory Excel Guide: Useful Functions, Capabilities, and Formulas

Lessons Learned: the Successes and Challenges of Founding a Startup with Andi McCollam

andi-mccollumPrior to entering Boston University School of Public Health, Andi McCollam worked in medical billing and health insurance. Most notably, she founded Pico Health, a startup that aimed to provide comprehensive health insurance services to small companies and self-employed individuals. Below, she shares her experience throughout the life of her startup. Continue reading Lessons Learned: the Successes and Challenges of Founding a Startup with Andi McCollam

The Life of a Law Student: the Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected

In this edition of Student Insights, we spoke with eight current students to understand what it is really like to be in law school. Overall, we noticed that experience really differs by school, but one thing all of these students had in common was hard work and long hours at the library. Continue reading The Life of a Law Student: the Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected