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Happy National Boss Day to All You Future Bosses!

Posted by Library Blog on 10/13/2017 at 10:14 AM

October 16th is National Boss Day. According to Hallmark, the holiday began in “1958 when Patricia Bays Haroski, then an employee at State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Ill., registered the holiday with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Haroski chose Oct. 16, her father’s birthday, as the date for National Boss Day because she felt he was an exemplary boss.” Hallmark took a while to catch onto the concept because the first Boss Day cards were not made by the company until 1979! 

Man in suit by Olu EletuNot all of the students here are bosses…yet. But many will be. There are over 20 million managers in the workforce in the United States today. While not everyone will be a boss, or even wants to be a boss, all of our students have a deep interest in career resources, generally. These resources are available in the library to help you find jobs, master career skills, and eventually, maybe, be a boss!

The library’s website currently features two career guides. One focuses on general job searching, while the other focuses on alternatives to traditional careers.

In addition to the material featured in the guides, there are other interesting resources in our collection. For corporate counsel job searches, as an example, we have the Directory of New England In-house Counsel in print in the collection, a subscription to the Directory of Corporate Counsel, and a subscription to the Corporate Counsel Profiler. Our career collection also contains resources for researching federal judges in advance of applying for clerkship positions. One place to turn for information on federal judges is the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary, which contains profiles on every federal judge (and all the key bankruptcy judges and magistrate judges. These resources, available through the library, are indispensable!

The library has many resources to help you become a boss, or just start your legal career. However, the most amazing career resource at RWU School of Law is definitely the Career Development Office

If you have questions about our career resources, or any other resources, please contact us at lawlibraryhelp@rwu.edu.