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September 27, 2017|College of Law, Legal Studies, Tips for Success|

Alumni in Action – Kelley Menefee (Lynch) (’16)

September 27, 2017|College of Law, Legal Studies, Tips for Success|

Kelly Menefee is a 2016 JFKU Legal Studies Program graduate that is currently working as a Paralegal. Q: Why did you choose JFKU’s Legal Studies Program? A: I wanted to change my career path and had an interest in the law. I felt that the paralegal profession closely matched my existing skill set, while also [...]

September 12, 2017|College of Law, College of Psychology, Events, Tips for Success|

Supporting Students to Manage Stress

September 12, 2017|College of Law, College of Psychology, Events, Tips for Success|

There is no way around it. Working in a legal environment is stressful. The number of cases, deadlines, and incredible weight of the responsibility you are shouldering as a legal professional can add up to paralegals and attorneys feeling overwhelmed and stressed. Add to that, that the legal culture encourages and expects working long hours, [...]

August 23, 2017|Campus Life, Legal Studies, Tips for Success|

Student Success Story: Transferring from DVC to Start a Legal Career

August 23, 2017|Campus Life, Legal Studies, Tips for Success|

My first quarter at John F. Kennedy University opened up a whole new world for me. I transferred from Diablo Valley College which is barely five minutes away from JFKU. However, I didn’t even know the university existed. My plan before JFKU was to get my AA in Psychology, then head to San Francisco State [...]

Sport Psychology Seminar Focuses on Para Athletes

For their quarterly professional development seminar in February, JFKU’s Sport Psychology department hosted Dr. Andrea Faull, a sport psychologist and senior lecturer at the University of Worcester whose extensive research and experience working with para athletes is shaping the way the field is adapting to and working with athletes who have physical impairments. With a [...]

Dean Michael Graney-Mulholland Seventy Mile Solo Trek to Self Discovery

Or how to celebrate your 70th birthday in style. In September of 2016, Dean of the College of Business and Professional Studies at John F. Kennedy University, Michael Graney-Mulholland embarked on a 70-mile hike along the California Central Coast to celebrate her 70th birthday. This unique style of celebrating milestone birthdays is not unusual [...]

November 22, 2016|Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership, Tips for Success|

A Perfect Pitch: Giving an effective 30-60 second elevator pitch every time!

November 22, 2016|Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership, Tips for Success|

We’ve all had situations where we unexpectedly meet someone who asks the much anticipated question – “What do you do?” As an entrepreneur, we thrive on these opportunities, as you never know what interest this person has, what job they are in, who they know, or if their brother-in-law is an investor billionaire.  We know [...]

Undergraduate Success Center Opened This Summer at John F. Kennedy University

State and local leaders joined JFK University leaders at the Pleasant Hill campus to dedicate the Center, which was funded by a $2.6 million grant As part of its mission to further educational opportunities for a diverse student population, John F. Kennedy University dedicated a new Undergraduate Success Center at a July 20 celebration that [...]

September 8, 2016|Legal Studies, Tips for Success|

Reflections on My First Quarter

September 8, 2016|Legal Studies, Tips for Success|

People ask me, “How was your first quarter?” I answer, “Great – I really love it.” That does not completely sum up my thoughts, but it’s a start. Depending on the day, I could answer with “I don’t think I have ever worked so hard,” “This is a whole new language,” or “I think this [...]

September 8, 2016|Legal Studies, Tips for Success|

Advice To New Students

September 8, 2016|Legal Studies, Tips for Success|

As you begin your new adventure at JFK University in the Legal Studies program, we want to share what we wish we had known when we began our first quarter. Create an academic calendar to keep up with due dates. Try and stay ahead of the work/studying. Don’t procrastinate or wait until the day it’s due. Complete [...]

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