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July 3 - July 16

Fall On-Campus Interviewing Update

The Fall On-Campus Interviewing information is now uploaded to the Career Services website. Students can also access the information here. If your class status on the Symplicity system is incorrect, please contact the Career Services Office by email at kentcso@kentlaw.edu or by phone at 312-906-5200.

Researching Employers Sessions

How do you find information on the employers that are coming to interview on campus this fall? Where do you look to get the facts about them to show that you are as interested in them as you want them to be in you? Come to the researching sessions and discover how to get the information that will help you impress potential employers.

Researching Sessions:

August 2nd at Noon and 5:15

August 8th at 5:15

August 17th at Noon and 5:15
August 23rd at Noon and 5:15

Where: Career Services Office

Stop in at the Career Services Office to sign up for a session or email Kentcso@kentlaw.edu. Sessions are limited to 10 persons per session.

Attention Visiting and Transfer Students

Please contact our office, kentcso@kentlaw.edu, or come to suite 360, so that we can inform you of our services and programs, set up an initial meeting to review your resume and career goals, and give you information on upcoming recruitment and employment opportunities. Make an appointment early, as our office tends to get very busy once classes start. Also, make sure that we get your Campus Wide ID number so that we can grant you access to our job posting system. Welcome to Chicago-Kent!

Time to make an appointment?

If you have not had an appointment with one of our career counselors in the past year, we highly recommend that you schedule one during the summer. It is important to keep your resume up to date and for us to know your interests and career goals so that we can best assist you. Stop by suite 360 or call 312.906.5200.

Other Important OCI Dates to Remember

Remember that your resume must be reviewed by August 31st at Noon. 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.

Tuesday, August 29th
: Mandatory meeting for new participants at 12:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. in the Auditorium.  You may attend either session.

Bidding begins at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29th and ends at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September 1st. All FOCI materials must be turned in to our office by noon on September 1st.

Please continue to check the Record for additional updates about the Fall Interview Program.

Employment Related Opportunities

Please check the new job posting system ("Symplicity") on a regular basis. Check out Symplicity's general instructions for more information.

Job Fairs

National Black Law Student Association Midwest Region Minority Recruitment Conference

The National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA) hosts an annual job fair that has introduced approximately 600 different employers to 3000 law students over the past nineteen years. In 2005, there were over 40 nationwide legal employers and 150 law students from law schools in the Midwest Region. The 20th Annual NBLSA Midwest Minority Recruitment Conference will be held on Friday, August 25th, 2006 through Saturday, August 26th, 2006 at Cleveland Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. Conference information, including a list of registered legal employers, will be available http://www.nblsajobfair.org. Registration for the conference will end on July 22, 2006 at 5pm.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact Michelle Vodenik.


Minneapolis Minority Recruitment Conference (MMRC), September 8-9, 2006, Minneapolis, MN

 Top legal employers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area are invited each year to interview candidates at the Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference. This year's conference will be held at the offices of Rider Bennett in downtown Minneapolis on September 8-9th, 2006. The conference aims to increase legal diversity in the Twin Cities area by matching top-quality 2L and 3L students from local and national law schools. The interview setting is geared towards efficiency, a more relaxed formality and a comfortable interaction between candidates and employers. Students can register during May and June, 2006. 2L's graduating in 2008 and 3L's graduating in 2007 are eligible to participate. For more information about the conference and to register for the 2006 MMRC, please go to: http://www.tcc-mmrc.org/students.html

The McGhee Scholarship will be available to some students who travel to the conference. If interested, when you register, indicate your interest and you will receive further application details and deadlines in mid-June. Questions? Refer to the MMRC website first and the frequently asked questions page. Then contact Michelle Mohr Vodenik or conference director Kristen Hasler.   

Fellowship & Scholarship Information

Fellowship Opportunities: Attention 1Ls & 2Ls

 While you spend your summer working at a legal aid organization, consider developing a post-graduate fellowship proposal with the attorneys on staff at your organization. Two primary organizations that fund post-graduate fellowship opportunities are Equal Justice Works and Skadden Fellowships. Students who develop fellowship proposals often apply for both an Equal Justice Works Fellowship and a Skadden Fellowship. For 2Ls, the application for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship is due on September 19, 2006 and the application for a Skadden Fellowship is October 4th, 2006.

For 1Ls, work to develop a relationship with your summer legal aid employer and talk with that employer about any legal needs they have that are not currently being met with an eye toward developing a fellowship proposal. Your first summer is a good time to start considering this possibility.

In addition to post-graduate Fellowships that you develop in conjunction with a legal aid organization, there are post-graduate fellowship opportunities available at other organizations that have their own application process. Information on these fellowships is accessible at www.pslaw.net in the “Fellowship Corner.” You will need to use your email address to log-in and create your own password, if you are not already registered on PSLawnet (NALP’s Public Service Law Network). 

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Mohr Vodenik.

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.

Resources

NOTE: This section is for highlighting new resources or existing sources that have been updated, or as a reminder of existing resources that are especially useful at certain times during the year. To view the list of available resources go to http://www.kentlaw.edu/depts/cso/book-inv.pdf

Environmental Career Opportunities

"Environmental Career Opportunities" issue dated 5/02/2006 is available. To access this information just visit your URL: http://www.ecojobs.com/colleges/collegecontents.asp

User ID: kentlaw
Password: enviro

Introducing the NAWL Career Center

The National Association of Women Lawyers introduces its new, interactive, online job board, the NAWL Career Center—your resource for making online employment connections with women in the legal profession.  The NAWL Career Center offers employers targeted access to quality women professionals, along with quick and easy job posting and online job activity reports.   Job seeking professionals can make sure their resumes are being seen by those in the industry who matter most to them. The NAWL Career Center offers job seekers free and confidential resume posting, automated weekly email notification of new job listings, and the ability to save jobs for later review.  To find a job or fill a position, visit the NAWL Career Center (http://careers.nawl.org/) today.  Visit www.nawl.org to learn more about NAWL and its news.  

Chicago Area Law Firm List

The Chicago Area Law Firm List of firms with four or more attorneys is available on-line in a password protected searchable database. Use this resource to identify local law firms that practice in the area(s) and then create a mail merge by using the spreadsheet tool. Although every attempt is made at keeping the database current, information may become out of date due to firm mergers, contact people leaving their firms, etc. Therefore, 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.

Job Bulletins

We receive job bulletins from the federal government and other law schools for opportunities in Illinois as well as other states. They are only available in hard copy in the Career Services Office.

 

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