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Sanders Mendez credits Berkeley College with helping him attain his current role as a Paralegal Specialist in Litigation and Corporate Security for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Guidance from Berkeley College Faculty Leads to Growing Paralegal Career
Sanders Mendez was balancing responsibilities between a family of four children and full-time employment while attending evening classes at Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan. With the help of Berkeley College’s faculty, advisors, and extensive resources, he was able to prepare for a paralegal career that led to a growing role at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) in Manhattan. “All the sacrifices of going to evening classes paid off,” Mr. Mendez said.
A resident of Brooklyn, NY, Mr. Mendez earned an A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies from Berkeley College in 2013. He then continued his efforts by earning a B.S. in Legal Studies in 2015.
Mr. Mendez credits Berkeley College’s courses and tutoring resources for strengthening his writing and communication skills. “What I learned in those classes helped me become a better person in a professional setting,” Mr. Mendez said.
Mr. Mendez also credits a Berkeley College Career Fair with helping him land a job as Generalist Clerk at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. He said his B.S. in Legal Studies helped him attain his current role as a Paralegal Specialist in Litigation and Corporate Security for the PANYNJ in October 2015.