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The RU Paralegal Studies Alumni Group

The RUPSAG Career Management Support Group is a place where alumni and students of the RU Paralegal Studies Program may discuss career management and job hunting, offer each other mutual support and advice, and network.

Welcome Spring! Social Networking Event

Berghoff’s Restaurant
17 West Adams Street
Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

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Career Presentation on Resumes

Please join us for a presentation on preparing your resume. A local legal professional will provide strategies and advice for preparing your best resume. Cover letters will also be addressed. We will also provide an opportunity for follow-up individual advice on your resume from experienced program alumni.

Roosevelt University Gage Building Campus
18 S. Michigan Avenue, Third Floor Commons
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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Please invite your fellow Roosevelt alumni to come!

The RUPSAG had a great time at its panel last week. 

Everyone had a great time and the panelists were great and the event was very informative. The panelists included:

  • Chanita Britton (2001), Panel Moderator.  Assistant Director, Roosevelt University Paralegal Studies Program. Ms. Britton has been in her position at Roosevelt University for six years.
  • Caitlin Cakora (2013), Paralegal, Pokorny & Marks, L.L.C., a private law firm which employs seven  people including five attorneys, one paralegal and a receptionist. Ms. Cakora has been in her position for one year and one month.
  • Valerie Kontos (2013), Corporate Paralegal, Global, Brass & Copper Holdings, Inc., a corporation located in Schaumburg, Illinois. Global, Brass & Copper Holdings, Inc. is a leading, value-added converter, fabricator, distributor and processor of specialized copper and brass products in North America. Ms. Kontos has been in her current position for over one year.  
  • Helene Minaglia (1983), Administrative Assistant to the Assistant General Counsel in Legal Administration & Operations for Exelon Corporation, which has 26,000 employees. Ms. Minaglia began working at Exelon in April 2013 as a Contract Corporate Paralegal. She was offered her current position in October 2013.
  • Diane Poulos (2007), Litigation Paralegal, Synergy Law Group, L.L.C, a firm which employs 15 people, four of whom are dedicated to litigation. Ms. Poulos has been in this position for just over three years.
  • Trice Turner (2007), Paralegal Administrator / Docket Manager, Mandell Menkes LLC, a boutique law firm with ten attorneys. Ms. Turner has been in her current position a little over five years.
  • Andrew Zasuwa (2007) Associate Attorney -Workers' Compensation, The Chicago Transit Authority.  The CTA has 9,377 employees. Mr. Zasuwa has been in his current position just under two years.

Please keep an eye on your email for further invitations to events. Below are some pictures from the event:

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See below for some pictures from one of our fun events

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