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  By Kumuthamalar Sandaranaido & Ashlyn Kwong (BAC Apprentices) “Are you on LinkedIn?” is probably a question you have heard many a times, whether or not you have started your professional journey.   Ah yes, LinkedIn - a platform widely used for professional branding and for employers to get connected with potential employees / jobseekers (or vice versa).   However, similar to most...
Individual growth is a critical aspect in everyone’s lives. However, sometimes an individual may hit a growth gap trap, hindering personal development, and limiting potential. People tend to lose themselves in these traps, believing that there is no other option. This is not true; they are simply choosing the easy way out. Growth is messy and not something that can be achieved overnight, it takes effort, intention, and action. Not to...
This is an age-old question. One that many young women ponder upon when deciding to pursue law, and more specifically, litigation (the process of taking legal action). As a woman studying for a law degree or intending to, have you ever been on the receiving end of these statements and questions?  “Litigation is more a man’s job - too many hours go into it”, “How will you have kids and a family when you’re...
Derek Chauvin’s high profile trial came to a close when the jury returned guilty verdicts on all three counts. The former Minneapolis cop ignited a worldwide outcry over his kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for more than 9 minutes, resulting in his death. This gruesome scene brought into question the racial injustices prevalent amongst America’s enforcement officers. For those of you who want a nuanced understanding of...
Are you a graduate eagerly looking forward to start your first job? If yes, then read on and discover five basic things you need to know before choosing your first job. 1. Benefits Although your base salary makes up a major portion of your compensation, you need to clarify with the hiring manager about other benefits such as medical and insurance coverage, dental and optical allowance, bonuses, commission, etc before signing on the...