steppingstone

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steppingstone

Some situation, circumstance, or experience that serves to assist one in reaching or progressing toward a goal or desired outcome. While I wasn't paid during my internship with the law firm, it acted as a superb steppingstone to getting hired as a full-time legal assistant at another firm.
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