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Course aux stages : Quand la préparation est la clé du succès !

« Une des clés du succès est la confiance en soi. Une des clés de la confiance en soi est la préparation. » Je suis tombée sur cette citation d’Arthur Ashe durant ma course aux stages et elle est rapidement devenue mon mantra tout au long du processus. Il est vrai que cette période remplie de rencontres, […]

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(English) A Student’s Perspective ­— What does a student-at-law do at a law firm?

As a law student, when you start being bombarded with posters, handouts, and giveaways, you know that the Course aux stages has already begun. But behind all of this, what would you actually do if you worked at one of the law firms part of the Course? Let me pull back the curtain and give […]

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(English) Articling at Robinson Sheppard Shapiro

The size of the firm and the variety of its practice areas are such that articling students at Robinson Sheppard Shapiro are entrusted with a large degree of responsibility and control over their files. This provides us with an enviable level of experience and prepares us for the realities of private practice as best as […]

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(English) A Student’s Perspective — Interviews

The interview process during La Course aux stages can definitely be a gruelling and stressful period. In order to perform well you need to approach each interview as three separate phases: the preparation, the interview and the post-interview. The first question will likely be: “Tell us something about yourself.” This is your opportunity to take […]

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(English) A Former Student’s Perspective — Handling Stress

Managing stress can be particularly challenging during the Course aux stages. Depending on your university, the interviews can fall squarely during midterm exams. The best way to avoid too much stress is to plan ahead of time. Be organized and ask a friend or two to take notes during classes you will inevitably miss during […]

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(English) A Student’s Perspective — Rehearsed answers: a double edged sword?

I think everyone at some point in their lives, whether it be in the context of basketball practice, essay writing or music lessons has heard the age old adage: “practice makes perfect”. Does the same apply to the Course aux Stages interview process? The answer is not so black and white. On one hand, it […]

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(English) A Student’s perspective — Preparing for an interview at RSS

Be prepared! The interview is the best time to show the Committee why you are the candidate they should choose. Go over your CV and know it inside out. Determine how your previous work or volunteer experiences translate into useful skills for a firm looking to hire a stagiaire. It is helpful to have concrete […]

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(English) Course aux stages for students outside of Montreal: A Survival Guide

Participating in the Course aux Stages is without a doubt stressful, but doing so from a university outside of Montreal? It’s a whole other game. To succeed in my Course experience and survive the stress of traveling between Ottawa and Montreal, I had to take special precautions that many of my Montreal-based counterparts never had […]

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Témoignage d’un étudiant — La minute de vérité

Une minute. En une minute, les avocates et les avocats qui composent votre panel d’entrevue auront déjà une assez bonne impression de vous pour savoir s’ils vous convoqueront à un second entretien. Soixante maigres secondes, c’est le temps qui vous est imparti pour vous faire valoir, pour manifester la confiance, la crédibilité et la répartie […]

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Témoignage d’un étudiant — L’art de répondre

Vous êtes en pleine entrevue. Le temps est figé. Vous ne pensez à rien d’autre qu’à vos réponses. Et comme vous êtes bien préparé, vous répliquez avec aplomb. Les questions s’enchainent, mais vous semblez inébranlable dans votre confiance. Vous avez, littéralement, réponse à tout. Jusqu’à ce que l’un de vos intervieweurs vous sorte de votre […]

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