Keivan Roebuck was always passionate about business and knew he needed an education to pursue his dreams. While he planned to attend college, he became a student of the Las Vegas Business Academy, a nonprofit organization offering mentoring to eligible recipients pursuing a career in business as well as scholarships.
“I mentor with a different company each month to learn about the industries that make up Las Vegas’ economy,” he explains. “I am an aspiring business lawyer with knowledge of both transactional and litigation practice. The Las Vegas Business Academy’s program was a really big help when I was deciding what career path I wanted to focus on. Throughout my education and externships, I have been able to experience so many different aspects of business law, allowing me to determine what I like and don’t like about different fields.”
He recently graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas with his Bachelor’s Degree in political science with a minor in accounting. Roebuck is currently pursuing his Juris Doctorate and M.B.A. from UNLV. He works as a law clerk for the Malco Enterprises of Nevada where he assists with plaintiff based litigation, drafting various pleadings including complaints, defaults, applications for default judgment, request for admissions, interrogatories and motions.
“Deciding what I wanted to do was somewhat challenging, but I selected my field because it allows me to combine the two disciplines that I am passionate about—business and law. I couldn’t imagine pursuing a career that doesn’t excite me. The energy and the passion behind the two fields really speak to me and make me excited to get up and prepare for my future career,” Roebuck explained.
“My education has helped me with jobs and externships. It has given me exposure that I wouldn’t have without a degree. Plus, my education introduced me to the Las Vegas Business Academy, which has really helped to shape my career path. My degrees have also taught me the fundamentals to become a successful business lawyer by allowing me to be in a position where I can pursue a career in business, law, or both.”
He encourages others to consider a career in business and obtain their education with the endless number of opportunities that will open up for them once they’ve earned their degree.
Debbie Hall is practically a Las Vegas native (37 years and counting) and loves experiencing everything in Southern Nevada from the Las Vegas Strip to the surrounding mountains and Lake Mead. She also teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and loves sharing her knowledge. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.