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CPD Launches Catalyst Program


On February 25, 2011, the College will launch the Catalyst Program, a micro-mentoring program designed to fold students into the lives of attorney volunteers. The Catalyst Program, which will be administered by the Center for Professional Development,  increases the opportunities for students to interact with the local bar.  What is a Catalyst?  A catalyst is usually defined as a substance or agent that accelerates the rate of a chemical reaction.  Similarly a catalyst can be defined as a person or thing that precipitates an event or change.  Almost 60 students registered and the volunteer response from the local bar to serve as Catalysts has been equally enthusiastic.  Each Catalyst will bring wisdom, experience and unparalleled professionalism to benefit law students’ professional journey.  The interaction between each student and Catalyst will provide students with a filter for their experiences and help them marry those experiences to their unique ambitions and expectations.