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July 17, 2000

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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.  The packet is available on the Fall Interviewing Web page (contact our office for the password.)  Several programs will be offered 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 dates and times.  The On-Campus Employer List will be available on the Web and in the CSO beginning August 7th; the Direct Contact List will be availabe beginning August 14th.


Please pre-register for any of the following CSO programs by signing up in the office, calling (312) 906-5200, or e-mailing 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. and 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:
Thursday, July 27th
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 13
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.

Mandatory Fall Interviewing Program Meeting for 2001 & 2002 Graduates
On Tuesday, August 22nd, all students who wish to participate in the Fall Interviewing Program are required to attend an informational meeting that will answer all your questions about the process.  Prior to attending the program, students should read through the packet titled,  "2000 Fall Interviewing Program: Student Information for 2001 & 2002 Graduates", available on the Web and in the CSO.  For students who have participated in the Fall Interviewing Program before, you have your choice of attending from 12:00 - 12:15 p.m. or 5:00 - 5:15 p.m.  First time participants should attend from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. or from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.


ATTN: 2001 Grads: State PIRG Fellowship Opportunities
The CSO has recently received a listing of various NAPIL Fellowship Opportunities at State PIRGs in 2001.  Several Fellowships deal with environmental issues while the others focus on consumer protection.  Please see the NAPIL Equal Justice Fellowship Opportunity Guide on the shelves in the CSO Resource Center for more information about the Fellowships or go to

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.

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.

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:


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 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 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 the CSO by July 31, 2000.


Practising Law Institute Educational Seminar
Practising Law Institute (PLI) will present "Understanding Basic Copyright and Trademark" August 21 & 22, 2000 in Chicago. Students may attend the seminar free of charge by submitting a scholarship application at least four weeks prior to the date of the programs.  To obtain a scholarship application or get further information regarding these programs, visit PLI's web site at www.pli.
edu/lawschool and go to the "Student Lounge" page.  Seminars are intended for attorneys, but students are welcome to attend for both educational and networking purposes. 


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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