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Career Development Resources

At Rio Salado’s Paralegal Program, the staff and faculty work diligently to prepare students for their career search and new career. While you are busy with your paralegal education and training, we encourage you to remember the ultimate goal - your legal career.

The following resource links provide insight into legal career placement as well as helpful tips for your professional package.


Statistics regarding paralegal career placement may be found here:

Career Development Resources

For general guidelines regarding career development, please refer to the following resources:

Internships Skills Course PAR260

In an effort to help students reach their goals, we recommend students enroll in the Internship Skills Course PAR260*.

It is a career preparation course that will assist students with resume and cover letter drafting as well an interview preparation. It serves as the first step in the application process to PAR290AA or PAR290AB (Internship Courses). This course is open to all students regardless of placement.

In this course students will learn to:

  • Draft a legal resume
  • Draft a legal cover letter
  • Practice and hone interview skills
  • Review and/or modify your digital footprint
  • Work one on one with Paralegal Internship Lead Instructor in enhancing your application

*Students are not required to participate in the fieldwork portion of the internship course.


Please contact the Jennifer Summers with additional questions regarding legal career development at