Career Services Office:
News & Announcements for the Week of
September 4, 2000

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MISCELLANEOUS

New Face in the CSO
Please join us in welcoming Navreet Basati to our staff.  Navreet is an evening student at Chicago-Kent and our new Administrative Manager. She replaces Sirat Attapit who left to join the law school's Alumnae/i Office as the new Assistant Director.  We are grateful to Sirat for her expertise and dedication to our office and wish her well in her new position. 

Fall Semester Office Hours 
Starting Monday, August 21st, the CSO will begin to observe Fall Hours as follows: 

  • Monday, Tuesday & Friday                                8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday & Thursday                                     8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Please Note:  The CSO will be closed Monday, September 4th, for Labor Day. 

New Job Posting System
Beginning Monday, August 21, 2000, job postings will no longer be accessible via the internal Web page.  Students will be able to access job postings via the internet and the local area network on the LawCareer password-secured site.  Current students must pick up their password in the CSO.  Passwords will not be given out over the phone. 

Summer Experience Survey
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 outside the CSO and in the Spakateria.  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.

2000 FALL INTERVIEW PROGRAM: 
CLASS OF '01, '02, & LLMs

Now that fall interviewing is in full swing, the CSO staff wants to wish everyone the best of luck.  We know this is a stressful time so rembember to relax, be yourself and remain positive throughout the interviewing process. 

Student interview schedules will be available for pickup on Friday, September 1st and Tuesday, September 5th until 5 p.m.  Make a copy of your schedule for safekeeping and record all interviews in your planner, palm pilot, etc.  On campus interviews will begin Wednesday, September 6th.

Reminders:

  • For the most up to date information on the Fall Interview Program, check out the "2000 Fall Interviewing Program: Student Information for 2001 & 2002 Graduates" Web page or the CSO bulletin board on a daily basis. 
  • Bring an extra copy of your resume, a transcript, and a writing sample to every interview.
  • Allow ample travel time prior to an interview, even if you are already on campus.
  • Callbacks and Offers: Please let us know how you are faring in the program!  E-mail our office about any callbacks or offers you receive from on campus interviews or job fairs.  If you accept an offer, please let us know so we can cancel the remainder of your on-campus interviews. 
  • Policy for Missing an Interview: Please remember to talk to Jeanne or Maureen if you have an emergency that will prevent you from attending an interview scheduled through the fall interview program.  Any student who misses an interview for reasons other than an emergency will not be permitted to participate in the remainder of the program. Thank you for your cooperation. 
  • Thank You Notes: You do not need to send thank you notes after on-campus interviews.  Well written notes should be sent after call backs or initial interviews in an employer's office. 
  • 2000 Summer Associates: Please let us know how your summer went and what your plans are for the upcoming year.  
U.S. Air Force JAG Corps Interviews
The U.S. Air Force JAG Corps will have a representative on the main campus Monday, October 16th from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. to interview 2Ls & 3Ls.  To set up an interview, contact Major Fred Wolfe directly either through e-mail, frederick.wolfe@generalmitchell.af.mil, or at 1-877-412-0126 AND drop off a resume and cover letter to the CSO before 12 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11th.  Interviews will take place at the Career Development Office in the Galvin Library.

PLEASE NOTE: The above employer refuses to sign Chicago-Kent College of Law's equal employment opportunity compliance form. 

 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).

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 Wednesday, September 13 from 10:30-7 p.m.
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 encouraged to bring their own blank videotape to the mock interview. 

Life Outside of On-Campus Interviewing
Wondering what else is out there aside from large firm employment?  Here's your chance to find out.  On Tuesday, September 12, at noon in Room 270, bring your lunch and listen to a panel of practitioners from a small and a mid-size firm, a corporation and a public interest organization discuss what it's like to practice law in their firm or organization and provide tips and strategies for finding employment outside of large firms.  Don't miss this opportunity to learn what else awaits you outside of large firm employment. 1Ls are welcome to attend!

Department of Justice Informational Program
Department of Justice representative Eleanor Barry, Assistant Director in the Office of Attorney Personnel Management, will speak at an informational meeting on Thursday, September 14, at 5:30 p.m. at Loyola University Chicago School of Law in Room 110.  The presentation will introduce students to the Attorney General's Honor Program and Summer Law Intern Program and will answer questions about the work of the Department, eligibility issues, the interview process, and security and suitability issues.  Students are strongly encouraged to attend to get the inside scoop on the DOJ.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Department of Justice
Informational packets regarding opportunities for entry-level attorneys and law students at the DOJ are available in the handout racks of the CSO.  Applications for the Attorney General's Honor Program for 3Ls is also available in the handout racks.  Applications for the Summer Law Intern Program for 2Ls can be downloaded off the Web at www.usdoj.gov/oapm. Both applications must be received by the DOJ no later than September 25, 2000. 

New York Law Firm Interested in German Attorneys
Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, an international law firm with offices in New York, Washington, Paris, Brussels, London, Frankfurt, Rome, Hong Kong and Tokyo is sponsoring a symposium for German attorneys (who have completed their 1st date exam) in November.  Please contact Maureen Stimming for details.

Student 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 one evening shift on Wednesday until 7 p.m.  Interested applicants should submit a resume and available times to Asha Vishwanath ASAP. 

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:

JOB FAIRS

NAPIL'S 2000 Public 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 note: Students must submit resumes directly, via mail, to participating employers by September 18, 2000

NEW RESOURCES

Career Guide to the Top Consulting Firms - Located in the career planning section of the resource library, this book provides an inside scoop on the top 25 consulting firms according to the editors and analysts of Consultant News. 


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