Category Archives: Career Exploration

3L Boot Camp!

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3Ls, are you ready to report for duty?

In your final year of law school, you need to be in tip-top shape in terms of employability, bar preparation, and financial literacy.

On September 16, 2014, the Center for Professional Development, Academic Success, and Financial Aid will join forces as your drill sergeants to ensure you are prepared for your third year of law school and after graduation. This workshop is only open to 3Ls.

You must RSVP on Symplicity by September 15th at 9:00 AM. Lunch will be provided and there will be giveaways!

When:              September 16, 2014

Where:            Room 585

Time:               12:00-1:30

Don’t forget, you must attend 3L Boot Camp to complete your 3L Passport for $500 (only open to May 2015 graduates).

For more information, contact Amber Donley in the Center for Professional Development at ardonley@fcsl.edu.

Upcoming Events!

EVENT DATE TIME ROOM NUMBER
Housing & Urban Development Information Session August 28 12:00 PM Room 510
Externship Information Session September 3 12:00 PM Room 405
Externship Information Session September 8 2:00 PM Room 555
3L Boot Camp

(3Ls only)

September 16 12:00 PM Room 585

50 Yard Line

(2Ls only)

October 21 12:00 PM Room 585
Networking Presentation November 4 12:00 PM Room 585
Starting Line

(1Ls only)

November 13 5:00 PM Atrium

Welcome Back Students!

download (1)We hope everyone had a wonderful summer break! While you were away, we made a couple of changes.

1) We changed our name! Career Services will now be known as the Center for Professional Development or CPD.

2) We have two new team members! C.J. Gomes is a new Career Counselor and Ron Talone is our new Administrative Assistant. Stop in the CPD to say hello!

3) Walk-in Wednesday! If you have a quick question or want a counselor to glance at your resume or cover letter, feel free to stop into the CPD on Wednesdays between 10 am – 4 pm. No appointment needed on Wednesday only!

4) The CPD is now on Twitter  and LinkedIn! Be sure to follow and connect with us for the latest information.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, drop by our office in Room 180, call our main line at 904.680.7744, e-mail us at cpd@fcsl.edu or schedule it through Symplicity.

We wish you the best of luck with the upcoming semester!

Hispanic National Bar Association’s (HNBA) Annual Convention and Career Fair

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The HNBA invites you to participate in the HNBA Career Fair, largest career fair for Hispanic law students and legal professionals, at the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Annual Convention on Friday, September 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The 2014 HNBA Convention will be held September 10 – 13, 2014 at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Washington, DC. The event will give you access to government agencies, law firms, and leaders of industry. It is a fantastic networking opportunity.

Students can register for the career fair by purchasing a Friday pass for only $50.00.  The Friday pass also allows students to attend the myriad of events happening that day, as well as the career fair.  The registration page is at https://www.multisoftevents.com/HNBAAM14/Attendee/Register.aspx.

Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair

The Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF) is an initiative founded by the Intellectual Property Advisory Board, which is an alumni group associated with the Georgia State University College of Law. The fair is managed and executed by the Georgia State University College of Law Career Services Office. Many members of the Founders group are very active in Atlanta’s IP community, working in the city’s most well known companies and firms. SIPJF has been made possible by a joint effort of student volunteers, alumni, and the Georgia State University College of Law Career Services Office.Job Fair

SIPJF mainly targets fulfilling summer associate positions for 2015.  Consequently, participation is open to full-time and part-time students (from registered schools) who are classified as rising 2L or rising 3L students, who will return for classes for the Fall 2014 semester.  

Registration for the fair is now open and will close on May 21st. The cost to register is $30/non-refundable. For more information about SIPJF and to register go to http://sipjf.law.gsu.edu/,

Updated Guide to Alternative Career Resources

Check out the CSD’s updated Guide to Alternative Career Resources!  Students and alumni can access the guide in Symplicity under the Document Library tab!  This comprehensive guide includes links to job banks, industry-specific resources, and professional associations organized by industry, including business, healthcare, and nonprofits (just to name a few).Job Opportunity

If you are thinking about pursuing an alternative career, a Career Services Counselor can work with you to develop a customized job search plan.  Call 904.680.7744 to schedule an appointment today!

Interested in Learning about the Air Force JAG Corps?

Sign up for the upcoming OCI! We strongly encourage any students interested in learning about or applying for commission in the Air Force JAG Corps to apply for an upcoming informational interview. Though it has no weight on your application, it will provide you with a contact in the organization and allow you an opportunity for that all important FIRST IMPRESSION to stand out in the best light possible! United States Air Force Demonstration Team Performing During Air Show

OCI: U.S. Air Force, Judge Advocate General’s Corps

Eligible: Second Semester 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls
Position: Assistant Judge Advocate, Summer Internship
Location: Worldwide
Recommended: Be sure to visit http://www.afjag.af.mil/ to review the application process.
Application Material: Resume, Experiential Learning Agreement Form (found in the Document Library on Symplicity)
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on April 23, 2014
How to Apply: Submit your application via Symplicity under the OCI tab

Top 10 Social Media Blunders to Avoid While Seeking Legal Employment

Social media is great for connecting with friends or staying up-to-date with the news, butSocial Networking there is a fine line between personal and professional social media use. PSJD Fellow, Ashley Matthews, breaks down the top ten social media blunders while you are searching for a job. Don’t forget, many employers check a candidate’s social media accounts before making an offer!

10. Lying about qualifications

9. Highlighting bad communication skills

8. Highlighting bad work behavior

7. Being indiscreet

6. Unprofessional profile photos

To read the full article and find out the top 5 blunders, you can catch Ashley Matthew’s article here (Top 10 Social Media Blunders ).

Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF)

Registration for SEMJF will begin on April 2, 2014 and will end on April 18, 2014. Students can register on Symplicity at https://law-fcsl-csm.symplicity.com/surveys/SEMJF_Registration14.

Registration is FREE! On May 15th, students will  be able to view the list of employers SEMJF Symplicityparticipating and will be able to apply for opportunities on SEMJF Symplicity. Only students selected to interview with employers or as an alternate are allowed to attend the job fair.

Registration includes providing the following information:
• First, Middle, and Last Name
• Email Address
• Graduation Date
• Class Year: 1L, 2L, 3L

Job Fair Details

When:  Friday, July 25  & Saturday, July 26, 2014
Where: Hyatt Regency Suites Perimeter Northwest in Marietta, Georgia

Should you have additional questions, feel free to contact Amber Donley at ardonley@fcsl.edu.

Clinics Are Still Accepting Applications!

Have you received your Notice of Registrant Clearance?job_openings

Will you have completed 48 credit hours by the beginning of summer?

Are you looking for legal experience this summer?

If you answered yes to all three questions, check out the below listings on Symplicity (under job postings).

The clinics listed below are still taking applicants for the summer! This is a great way to get real legal work experience!

-          Family Law Clinic (posting #7940)

-          Criminal Defense Clinic (posting #7942)

For questions about applications, please see Career Services. If you have specific questions about the clinics, please see Professor Tuttle (Family Law Clinic) or Professor Ragsdale (Criminal Defense Clinic).