Law Offices of Nye and Associates, LTC
What I Do:
|As Office Manager, I schedule client consultations and appointments for three attorneys, court dates, depositions, travel arrangements, draft documents and file legal documents. I have worked here for 14 years. Every year I learn more and more about the legal field and new laws. My practice deals mostly with family law and some mental health issues. I supervise a paralegal, a law clerk and I train all the new hires in our office.|
How I Got Here:
|I looked in the Daily Law Bulletin and saw a job posting for a Legal Secretary; I applied for the position and was hired. I knew what I wanted, it was that simple!|
How RMU Helped Me Prepare for my Career:
|All of the classes that I took while attending RMU were relevant to legal training, shorthand and legal typing of documents. When I interviewed for my current employer, they liked my resume and the skills I had already mastered. |
I went to the Carthage, Illinois, location, which was a little bit smaller; therefore, the instructors took a little bit more time to make sure you knew what was going on and that you understood the classwork. My college experience gave me real world training.
Advice to Current Students:
|I choose RMU because of the reputation the school had as a secretarial school and because the program was completed in a short amount of time. At the beginning of my program, my counselor advised me to change my major and I did not want to. I told myself and my counselor that I was going to complete my degree for what I wanted to do and I did. I got my diploma and my associates. I am much better off today because of it!|
Robert Morris University is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456). RMU serves over 7000 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Bensenville, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.