1. The experience may help you figure out what to do with your life. For instance, it might help you decide whether you want to be a career paralegal, whether you want to go to law school, or whether you want to avoid the legal profession entirely.

2. Being a paralegal might help you get into law school. Admissions officers may think that your experience as a paralegal demonstrates that you have carefully considered your decision to enter the field. Also, if you can befriend and impress an attorney or two at your firm, their recommendations could be huge.

3. Being a paralegal may help you get another job. If you work as a paralegal at an investment bank, an insurance company, or any other major business, there are opportunities to move laterally within the company.

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