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RMU gave me the experience I needed to become a confident, empowered, strong individual.
Robert Morris Alumna, Sarah Swise Porter, has been keeping herself busy since graduation as a full time paralegal, community volunteer, wife and mother.
Porter attended the RMU Springfield campus and received a Bachelors of Professional Studies in Law Office Administration. She currently works as the Office Manager and Paralegal at Walters Law Office and plans to continue working in law for years to come.
“I am thankful to have been offered and to accept a position in my home town, which allows me to be close to my daughter,” she said. Volunteering has also played a large role in Porter’s life and she is excited to be able to continue service to the very community that she grew up in.
Porter actively volunteers at Make-a-wish Foundation and has worked at the summer games for the Special Olympics in Peoria. Currently, Porter is training to be a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer in Fulton County. She is also a member of the Central Illinois Paralegal Association (CIPA) and the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).
Porter credits Robert Morris University as one of the main reasons she has been so successful in and out of the workplace. “RMU gave me the experience I needed to become a confident, empowered, strong individual,” states Porter.
One professor in particular helped Porter succeed in the office. “Professor David Robinson taught me the value of ethics in today’s legal field.” Porter and Robinson still keep in touch and she has made visits to his class to share with students about networking, volunteering, and CLE opportunity. Porter strongly believes that networking, volunteering, and continued education are absolutely essential career-related success and emphasizes that it is your “network and ethical standards that can make or break your career.”
When not working or volunteering, Porter enjoys spending quality time with her daughter, nieces and nephew.