The Career Services Office would like to extend a warm welcome to all
first years at Chicago-Kent. Our office offers a wide range of services,
such as 1-on-1 career strategy sessions, programming, job posting system,
fall recruiting, job fairs, etc., to help our students and alumnae/i in
their job search and career development. To learn even more about
the CSO, check out the CSO
home page and read the Record regularly to learn about upcoming
programs and special opportunities. We look foward to speaking with
you at Orientation and hope to see you at the Dean's
Reception on Thursday, August 17, 2000.
Semester Office Hours
Starting Monday, August 21st, the
CSO will begin to observe Fall Hours as follows:
Please Note: We
will have extended hours the week of August 21st to assist with fall interviewing
preparation and the transition back to school. We will remain open
until 7 p.m. Monday - Thursday. We
will close at 5 p.m. on Friday.
Monday, Tuesday & Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Did you clerk at a law firm this summer?
Volunteer for a public interest organization? Serve as a summer associate?
Research for a professor? Work for a government agency? Take
summer classes or study abroad? If so, we want to know about it!
We would appreciate it if all returning students would take a few minutes
to complete our "Summer Experience Survey," available in the handout racks
inside and outside the CSO. Simply return the form to our office
and fill out a raffle ticket to win one of a number of prizes. Winners
will be announced in the Record at the end of September.
FALL INTERVIEW PROGRAM:
CLASS OF '01,
'02, & LLMs
Information regarding the Fall Interview Program
(on-campus employers, direct contact employers, joint employers and collect
resume employers) is now available in the CSO and on our web page
(contact our office for password). Please read the information
packet thoroughly. There will be a mandatory
program for all students interested in participating on Tuesday,
August 22nd at either noon or 5:15 p.m. in
Ogilvie Auditorium. See below for more information.
LawCareer passwordsare available in our
office and need to be picked up in order to access the system and bid for
emplyers. Please note: if you picked up your password last year,
it has most likely changed. Stop by the CSO to receive your new password.
NOTE: Any 3rd year student who has clerked or volunteered for
the Cook County State's Attorney's Office is eligible for an interview
with their office regardless of meeting their
hiring criteria. Information regarding this opportunity
will be presented at the mandatory meeting.
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
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 to better prepare you
for preferencing fall interviewing employers:
Tuesday, August 15th
Thursday, August 17th
12 p.m. & 5:15 p.m.
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,
appointment only, in the CSO on the following days:
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.
Please submit a resume 24 hours in advance
of your appointment and indicate the employer-type you want her to assume
in the mock interview. You are encouraged to come dressed
as you would for an actual interview. Sessions are videotaped, after
which you will receive a candid critique of your 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
Mandatory Fall Interviewing
Program Meeting for '01 & '02 Graduates
On Tuesday, August
22nd, in the auditorium, 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,
Fall Interviewing Program: Student Information for 2001 & 2002 Graduates",
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 12:15
- 1:00 p.m. or from 5:15 - 6:00
to Research Employers via Lexis on the Web
Lexis consultants will provide hands-on training
for students on how to research employers using Lexis on the Web and other
traditional Lexis methods. An intro to Lexis on the Web; Lexis career
sources; finding firms to apply to; networking; researching before an interview;
and how to find even more legal job information in the Lexis Career Center
will also be covered. Be sure to sign up for training on one of the
following dates and times at the Lexis table
day on Tuesday,
August 22nd, from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 23, 2000
Thursday, August 24, 2000
9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Summer Associate Table
On Wednesday, August 23rd, at 3 p.m.,
come talk informally with 3Ls and 4Ls who spent this past summer as summer
associates at large law firms. At least thirty students representing
twenty nine different law firms will be on hand to answer questions about
their summer experience. Don't miss this unique
opportunity to get the inside scoop about the law firms you might be interested
for Large Law Firm Employment from the Employer and Student Perspectives
29th at 12:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 30th at 5:15 p.m.,the
CSO is hosting a program to help students prepare for fall interviews with
large law firms. Attorneys involved in on-campus recruiting for law
firms and students who have participated in previous fall on-campus interviewing
will share their valuable perspectives on what employers look for in a
candidate and provide hints and tips for making the most of your interviews.
Worker Positions Available in the CSO
Want to earn some extra cash? If so, the
CSO is currently accepting applications for student workers. We seek
applicants who can work days and two evening shifts until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays
and Thursdays. Interested applicants should submit a resume and available
times to Asha Vishwanath ASAP.
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
2000 Publice Interest Law Career Fair and Conference
The NAPIL Career Fair and Conference represents
a unique opportunity for students and graduates to meet and interview with
employers from across the country in a single location. Last year,
more than 225 employers and over 1,100 students and graduates from 167
law schools attended. For more information check out www.napil.org.
If interested in participating in the career fair, sign up in the CSO.
In conjunction with the career fair, NAPIL will also host it's Annual
Awards Dinner and National Public Interest Conference. Students
must register separately for the conference and awards dinner through individual
registration forms. The career fair and conference
will take place October 21-22, 2000
at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel.Please
must submit resumes directly, via mail, to participating employers bySeptember
Public Interest Resources
The CSO recently purchased a new book titled,
Service and International Law. The book is a guide to professional
opportunities in the U.S. and abroad. It provides valuable information
about legal jobs in the public sector around the world, including U.S.
government jobs and positions with intergovernmental and non-profit organizations.
Fellowships in the international realm are also identified and described.
Interested students can find the book in the Public Interest section of
the Resource Center.
Chicago-Kent recently became a member of PSLawNet,
a global network of more than 120 schools and 10,000 public service organizations.
The organizations provides listings of pro bono and public service opportunities
and offers vast resources and expertise. As a member school, students
have access to the jobs database and the opportunity to post their resumes
on-line. Take advantage of this new resource by logging on to www.pslawnet.org.