Empire College students connect with the community to prepare them for the future. We believe the philanthropic spirit at Empire College sets us apart from other schools. It also gives our students real-world experience while helping them stand out from those they’ll be competing with for future careers.

Participation and membership in professional organizations provides students the opportunity to network while they are attending school. Organizations include the Institute of Management Accountants, Redwood Empire Association of Paralegals, International Association of Administrative Professionals, California Medical Assistants Association, and the Sonoma County Bar Association.

Weekly Job News!

Hello everyone!


For those of you returning from your week’sbreak welcome back and to those

of you attending your first classes we are happy to have you here with us.


Career Services has been busy on your behalf. Last week we received 7 job orders

The Start-Up of YOU - Part 2

"All human beings are entrepreneurs. When we were in the caves, we were all self-employed ... finding our food, feeding ourselves. That's where human history began. As civilization came, we suppressed it. We became 'labor' because they stamped us, 'You are labor.' We forgot that we are entrepreneurs."
~ Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner and microfinance pioneer

The Start-Up of YOU

Happy 4th of July! As we celebrate America’s independence, I thought it apropos to share a book I am reading that relates to gaining independence and control of one’s career: The Start-Up of YOU by Reid Hoffman, cofounder and chairman of LinkedIn, and Ben Casnocha.

This book isn’t about cover letters or resumes. Instead, it is best practices of Silicon Valley start-ups and how to apply these entrepreneurial strategies to your career.

Empire Paralegal Wins Two Scholarships

Empire College congratulates paralegal student Emilee Saltzer on her winning two scholarships in April. Emilee applied for the Redwood Empire Association of Paralegals (REAP) Susan I. Perry Memorial Scholarship and was interviewed by a panel of paralegals. She found out later that day that she won a $500 scholarship.

Congratulations Class of 2012!

Congratulations to the Class of 2012 of Empire College School of Law! I was honored to share in your special day and inspired by your personal achievements.

Do You Know What Today Is?

A few years ago, September 8 was declared Henry Trione Day by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. For those who know Henry, they agree it is a well-deserved recognition. For those of us associated with Empire College, we are honored to have him as our founder 51 years ago and our avid supporter today.

Informational Law Seminar - Sept. 27

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Empire Law School alumni Beverly Bartels and Orchid Vaghti


You have the opportunity to join Empire College School of Law in welcoming two of our graduates who will be speaking at our Informational Law Seminar on Thursday, September 27, from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Beverly Bartels, Attorney at Law, McCann Law Offices

Empire Hosts Educational Screening of HBO Documentary


The Weight of the Nation: Confronting America’s Obesity Epidemic

We invite our Empire community to attend this special educational screening on Friday, September 14, 2012, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the college campus. 

Bingo Fundraiser to Benefit Survivors of Abuse

ELSA (the Empire Legal Student Association) will host a Silent Auction/BINGO night tomorrow evening, May 11th. For just $8, tickets include dinner/dessert, two BINGO cards, and the chance to win raffle prizes. Children are welcome ($2/ticket for ages 4-12, 3 and under are free) and will be able to enjoy the kids' activity area while the adults are playing BINGO.

Inspirational Empire College Graduate

Empire College legal graduate Betsabe Aparicio was one of the featured stories (and the cover photo) for a Celebrate Community Partnership special section entitled “The Immeasurable Power of Compassion” in today’s Press Democrat. I hope you find her personal story as inspirational as I do.