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Weeks of August 4 & 11, 2003

Summer Semester Office Hours

The Career Services Office will be open throughout the summer. We will close at 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. Evening appointments with Career Strategists will be available by appointment only on Thursdays, from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Call 312-906-5200 to schedule an appointment. The office will be open late Monday through Thursday, until 7pm, for the first week of school.

Programs/Seminars

2004 and 2005 Graduates:
2003 FALL INTERVIEWING PROGRAM

You should have received an e-mail from Dean Sowle regarding the process for on-campus interviewing. If not, e-mail our office at kentcso@kentlaw.edu for details.

Keep an eye on the Record and the Fall Interviewing web pages for updates (www.kentlaw.edu/depts/cso).

If you have questions or concerns, stop in or make an appointment. Remember that your resume must be reviewed by August 28th. Please call the office at (312) 906-5200 to make an appointment. As appointments tend to fill up near the start of the academic term, it is advised that you schedule an appointment soon. The office is open during the summer months.

Please also note: On Tuesday, August 26 at Noon and 5:00 p.m. there will be a mandatory meeting for all new OCI participants, which will outline the on-line bidding system and provide other pertinent information. You may attend either the noon or 5:15 p.m. session. If you participated last year you need not attend the meeting unless you feel you need a refresher on the bidding system.

Employer Researching Sessions

Cheryl Kunkel, resource specialist, will demonstrate the various methods for researching employers. Sessions will be held in the CSO (Room 360) and are limited to 10 people per session; you must contact the CSO to sign-up in advance. Session dates and times are:

Aug. 5 - Noon
Aug. 7 - 5:15 p.m.
Aug. 14 Noon and 5:15 p.m.

Mock Interviews

Keep an eye on upcoming Records for an announcement of available appointments.

Not Interested in On-Campus Interviewing?

It is still recommended that you make an appointment with a career counselor to discuss your options, timeline of your job search, and any questions or concerns you may have about your future career. Also, keep an eye on the Record and our bulletin board for announcements of programming dedicated to students not interested in large law firms.

Employment Related Opportunities

NOTE:  In addition to the highlighted opportunities listed below, the CSO receives numerous job listings which are posted daily in the password protected "Lawmatch Job Posting System" accessible through the CSO website pages.  If you are seeking employment, you should check those listings on a regular basis.  If you do not have a password for the job posting system please e-mail kentcso@kentlaw.edu.

Fellowship Opportunities for 3Ls

The Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, the largest provider of legal services for the poor in Chicago and Cook County, is seeking applicants for both the Skadden and Equal Justice Works Fellowships in 2004. See job posting #71833 for details. The application deadline is August 10, 2003

Environmental Protection Agency Summer 2004 Honors Program

The EPA Office of General Counsel is seeking applications for the 2004 Summer Honors Program. Students must have completed their 2nd year of law school (or third year for evening students) by the time the program starts. The program is 12 weeks and pays approximately $15/hour. To apply mail a resume, cover letter, first year law school transcript, writing sample, and list of references to; Eduora Bow Heath, Hiring Coordinator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of General Counsel, Mail Code 2311A, Arial Rios North, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C 20160. Application deadline is October 3, 2003.

Fellowships Available

2004 Equal Justice Works Fellowships Brochure is now available

The brochure contains selection criteria, deadlines and other program-related information. Go to www.equaljusticeworks.org (click on "Find an opportunity > Equal Justice Works Fellowships > Apply for a Fellowship today!).

Resources

New Resource: Immigration Detainee Defense Initiative Directory

The Directory lists unique internship and summer employment opportunities for students who are interested in defending detained immigrant and refugees in immigration proceedings.

Yellow Books

The Summer 2003 Federal, State, Corporate and Federal Regional Yellow Books are now available in the library.

Reminder: Informational Handouts Available

All of our handouts on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, job search strategies and others are available on our web site under the job search handout link.

Job Postings

All employment opportunities, paid or unpaid, clerking or volunteer, internship or externship, or fellowship, can be found in the new LawMatch system. To access this system, go to the current job posting system and click on the link for LawMatch Job Listings. Register yourself as a user, even if you have previously registered with LawMatch through another avenue. You will then be allowed to access the job postings. If you have your old password and student ID, please continue using them. If you haven't received your password, please contact the Career Services Office to get it. Remember to use the dashes in your Social Security # when entering your username and password.

PSLawNet Fellowship Corner

Interested in pursuing a fellowship upon graduation? Then be sure to check out PSLawNet's new "Fellowship Corner" which includes the full text of Yale's Fellowship Application Tips for 2002-2003, along with the expanded Appendix listing print and online fellowship resources. The site also contains a Fellowship Calendar with a chronological listing of application deadlines--a big help for potential applicants in planning and preparing their materials. Students can access the Fellowship Corner at the top of the left sidebar menu on the PSLawNet home page.

Chicago Area Law Firm List

Last Fall the Chicago Area Law Firm List, also known as the 4 or More List became available on-line in a password protected searchable database. Although every attempt is made at keeping the database current, some information may become out of date due to firm mergers, contact people leaving their firms, etc., it's suggested that all information be double-checked prior to sending out any cover letters and resumes. If you should learn of any changes, please notify our office via e-mail so we can update the database accordingly. Please contact kentcso@kentlaw.edu for the password to access the list. Please note, the password for this site is not the same as your job posting password.

 

 

 

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