Career Services Office:
News & Announcements for the Week of
July 3, 2000

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Please Note: The CSO will close at 12 p.m. on Monday, July 3rd, and re-open at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5th.

ATTN: Class of '01, '02, & LLMs: Begin Preparing for the Fall Interviewing Season 
Although the 2000 fall interviewing season begins in August, it's best to begin preparing early.  You will be amazed at how quickly you need to research and preference employers once you return to school.  If you missed the preliminary Fall Interviewing Program in April, check out the videotape available in the CSO.  Also, be sure to check out the preliminary packet of information, containing information about the program and tips on how to research employers and attorneys, which is available on the Fall Interviewing Web page (contact our office for the password.)  Ths CSO is offering several programs in July and August to assist you in the research process and to help you brush up on your interviewing skills.  See the programming section below for more information about these programs which will help you get a hard start before the new school year begins. 

PROGRAMS

Please pre-register for any of the following CSO programs by signing up in the office, calling (312) 906-5200, or e-mailing kentcso@kentlaw.edu with the title, date and time of the program you wish to attend (unless otherwise noted).

Reseaching Employers for the Fall Interviewing Program
Asha Vishwanath, the CSO Resource Manager, will share strategies and techniques for researching employers for the Fall Interviewing Program.  Sessions will be held the following dates and times in order to give you a hard start on researching before the new school year begins:

  • Tuesday, July 18th at 12 p.m. in the CSO
  • Wednesday, July 19th at 12 p.m. in the CSO
  • Thursday, July 20th at 5:15 p.m. in the CSO
Mock Interviews
Don't let your first interview actually be your first interview.  One of the best ways to prepare for upcoming interviews is to participate in a mock interview.  Debbi Gutman will conduct mock interviews, by appointment only, in the CSO on the following days:
 
Wednesday, July 26th
10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 16th
10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 30th
10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday, August 31st
10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday, September 
10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

She requests that students drop off a copy of their resume prior to the appointment and indicate the employer-type they want her to assume in the mock interview.  Students are encouraged to come dressed as they would for an actual interview.  Sessions are videotaped, after which students will receive a candid critique of their current interviewing skills while watching the video.  Students interested in keeping a copy of their session are encourgaed to bring their own blank videotape to the mock interview.

Win Scholarships this Summer at "Client Development and Client Relationship Management: The Key to Your Success as a Lawyer"
In July, the CSO and members of the Chicago Legal Marketing community will co-sponsor a seven series program entitled, "Client Development and Client Relationship Management: The Key to Your Success as a Lawyer."  Participants will learn the essential marketing and client development skills required to develop a successful law practice that goes beyond being an excellent legal technician.  Students who have completed two years of law school, OR have two years of professional experience prior to entering law school, and recent graduates are encouraged to attend.  A scholarship towards tuition will be awarded to two students who attend all sessions and submit the best overall personal marketing plan (as judged by a panel of law firm marketers and members of the program faculty). The program will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from July 11 - August 1, 2000 from 12 - 1 p.m.  Lunch will be available.  Registration deadline is July 7th. 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

NOTE: Openings for summer clerking positions continue to be received by our office.  If you haven't secured summer employment and are interested in clerking, check out the job posting Web site for the latest opportunities. 

Position Open on IIT's Main Campus
The College of Architecture at IIT's main campus seeks a Coordinator for Academic Affairs.  Duties include assisting the Assistant Dean for Academic Affaris in the College of Architecture with a broad range of functions, including: recruitment, admissions, orientation, academic programs, academic advising, retention, and student/career programs.  Experience in student services in an university environment, as well as strong computer skills and excellent administrative and problem-solving skills is preferred.  The position is an excellent opportunity for students to receive tuition remission while attending evening classes.  For more information about the position, contact Lee W. Waldrep, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Architecture, at (312) 567-8835.  To apply for the position, contact Human Resources at IIT, 3300 S. Federal St., Chicago, IL 60616.

Clerking Position with Jacobs, Burns, Orlove, Stanton & Hernandez
Jacobs, Burns, Orlove, Stanton & Hernandez, a union side labor and employee benefits law firm is looking to hire a summer law clerk.  They will consider students who have just completed their first year.  Interested students should contact Richard Stanton by phone at (312) 372-1646 or fax or mail resume and cover letter to (312) 580-7175 or 300 West Washington St., Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60606.  This position is also listed on the job posting Web site, reference #10688.

Research Assistant Position with Professor Steven Harris
Professor Steven Harris is looking for a student to assist in the preparation of a new edition for a casebook on UCC Article 9.  Tasks will include researching discrete topics, cite- and source-checking, and proofreading.  Applicants who have completed the Secured Transactions course are preferred.  If interested, contact Professor Harris directly.

ATTN: 1Ls, 2Ls: Office of the Cook County State's Attorney
The Office of the Cook County State's Attorney continues to seek volunteer law clerks for the summer.  If you're interested in public interest or government, don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable experience.  Law clerking application forms are available in the CSO handout racks. 

Record Handouts
The CSO receives numerous notices throughout the year about internships (paid & unpaid); fellowships; judicial clerkships; and miscellaneous opportunities that would be of interest to our students.  Detailed descriptions are maintained on our Special Opportunities & Record Handouts web page.  Recent entries include:

RESOURCES

New Alternative Career Resources Available in the CSO
If you have ever considered consulting or investment banking as an alternative to the legal field but have been unsure where to begin, be sure to check out the following resources in the CSO to get you started on the right track:

  • Consulting for PhDs, Lawyers, and Doctors, Wet Feet Press
  • So, You Want to be a Management Consultant, The WetFeet.com Insider Guide
  • The Harvard Business School Guide to Careers in Management Consulting
  • Ace Your Case!  The Essential Management Consulting Workbook, Wet Feet Press
  • Killer Consulting Resumes, Wet Feet Press
  • So, You Want to be an Investment Banker, Thew WetFeet.com Insider Guide
  • The Wet Feet Guide to Acing Your Investment Banking Interviews, Wet Feet Press
  • The Harvard Business School Guide to Careers in Finance
Job Fairs

14th Annual BLSA Midwest Minority Recruitment Conference
The14th Annual BLSA Midwest Minority Recruitment Conference will be held Thursday,October 5th - Saturday, October 7th at the Sheraton Airport Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio.  If interested in participating, stop by the CSO to sign up and pick up registration packets.  Registration materials are due to BLSA by August 1, 2000.

MISCELLANEOUS

Summer Semester Office Hours 
Starting Monday, May 8th, the CSO will begin to observe Summer Hours as follows: 

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday                              8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday                                                                      8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays as follows (5/13, 6/17, 7/15, 8/19)                    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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