The North Florida Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel has invited interested students to attend a CLE event TOMORROW (March 14th). The CLE focuses on labor and employment issues commonly encountered by in-house counsel. There will be a Social and Cocktail Reception after the CLE, which is a great time to network!
Interested students must contact Jennifer Turney in Career Services to find out additional details about the event (such as time and location) and to RSVP. If you do not contact me, you cannot attend!
Spring Break is just a few days away! While Spring Break is a great time to relax, refresh, and get ready for finals studying, it is also a time to focus on your job or internship search – ESPECIALLY if you are conducting a long-distance job or internship search.
So how can you use your Spring Break to intensify your job search?
- Set up meetings with your contacts!
- Attend any bar association functions and CLE’s to meet new attorneys.
- If you have not already done so, be sure to send your directed cover letters to firms you are interested in working for.
- Ask an attorney in a practice you are interested in if you can shadow her or him for the week.
- Update your job search checklist!
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)’s Legal and Regulatory Affairs department welcomes intern applicants year round. NAB is a trade association that advocates on behalf of free, local radio and television stations and broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the courts. NAB intern projects focus on a variety of legal issues, including regulatory, copyright, and various First Amendment Issues. Intern responsibilities can include:
- Analyzing legal issues and drafting memoranda
- Drafting pleadings and letters
- Composing regulatory alerts for NAB members
- Monitoring ongoing rulemaking proceedings and other regulatory activity
- Assisting with responses to member inquiries
Applications are accepted for Fall, Spring, and Summer internships. The application deadline for Summer internships is March 31, 2012. Click here for more information on the NAB Intern Program and for application details.
Are you interested in a career in the broadcasting industry? The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Education Foundation will host its annual spring Career Fair during the NAB Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 18, 2012.
The Career Fair provides an excellent opportunity for media companies to network with students and entry-level job seekers interested in a career in the broadcast industry. In addition to a variety of media recruiters, the Career Fair includes a series of informative sessions, and one-on-one career coaching.
For more information or to register for the Career Fair, click here.
The application deadline for summer externships is Wednesday, March 7th! Externships are a great way to gain work experience while also earning class credit.
If you are interested in being considered for an externship position, there are several steps you need to take to apply. The positions are posted on Symplicity and applications are only accepted through Symplicity. Please use the below numbered steps to walk you through the process.
To view the available placements in Northeast Florida
Log into Symplicity and click on “Jobs & Resume Collection.” This tab is located on the top of the screen.
- To view the list of externships in Northeast Florida, perform a keywords search by typing “6040” into the keyword search box and hit Enter or the “Search” button.
- Click on ‘Summer 2012 Non-Judicial Externship Application’ to pull up the application. A list of all of the available Northeast Florida externship placements will appear.
To apply to the available placements
- Follow steps 1-3 from above.
- On the right hand of the screen, you will see the word “Attachments.” Click on the ‘2012 Clerkship Application’
- This will bring up a PDF form for you to fill out. You can either fill out the form electronically and print it out. Or, you can print out the form and fill it in by hand.
- Note: You CANNOT save this form unless you have a premium version of Adobe Acrobat.
- After you have completed this paper Application, bring the Application to the Career Services Department (Room 180).
- The Career Services Department will scan your documents into pdf form so that you can upload them onto Symplicity.
- Some externship positions require additional information (i.e. a writing sample or CLI designation form). Make sure to double check you have ALL of the requested documents uploaded in Symplicity.
- From the Summer 2012 Non-Judicial Externship Application screen, click “Apply” and select the documents you wish to be submitted with the application.
- Click “Submit”
- The apply button should now be replaced with “Applied”.
If you have any questions regarding this application process, please contact the Career Services Department. If you have any specific questions regarding the externship placements, please see Professor Lynn McDowell.
Note: This process is only for externships in Northeast Florida. If you find an externship on your own, please contact Lynn McDowell for credit approval.
Now is the time when your search for a summer internship should be in full swing! Hopefully by now you have met with a Career Counselor, had your resume and cover letters reviewed, identified resources for finding an internship, and started sending out applications.
If you are behind, make an appointment with a Career Counselor TODAY so we can help get you back on track!
Policy analysts research, evaluate, and shape policy. Policy analysts can be involved in developing new policy or in analyzing existing policy, and their role will usually be determined by the type of organization for which they work. Policy analysts can work in a variety of settings including government offices, nonprofit organizations, think tanks, and corporations.
Key skills that a policy analyst should possess include an analytical mind, an ability to think creatively, attention to detail, excellent oral and written communication skills, and an ability to understand and analyze statistical information.
Most policy analysts have a graduate degree such as a masters degree, J.D. or Ph.D. Policy analysts will usually start out by specializing in a particular field to develop an expertise in that area. Because most employers seek policy analysts with particular specializations, it is very important to gain experience in this field prior to graduation. Experience can be gained while in school through internships, working with professors, and joining public policy clinics.
Check out these resources for additional information on a career as a policy analyst: