Category Archives: General

Phase 2 Externships – Now Open on Symplicity!

Students:

The applications for Spring 2015 Externships with Public Interest organizations, Government Externshipsentities, Environmental placements, State Attorney’s Offices, and Public Defender’s Offices are now available under the “Jobs” tab in Symplicity!  Each listing includes the requirements and required application materials. (Please note that the application requirements and pre-requisites are set by the supervising attorney or clinical supervisor).  The deadline to apply to Phase 2 placements is Friday, October 3rd.

Clinics: Open until filled

Remember, you can only view job postings and OCI opportunities that are open to your class year, so make sure to update your Symplicity profile to reflect your correct class year.

Schedule your appointment with a Career Counselor today to review your application materials and discuss the opportunities in a one-on-one setting.  You can schedule your appointment directly on the Symplicity homepage by clicking “Request An Appointment” on the right-hand side of the page or you can also drop into our office on one of the days listed below:

September 23, 25, 29

October 2

Don’t wait, apply today!!

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.

D.W. Perkins Bar Scholarship Application

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D.W. Perkins Bar Association, Inc. is seeking applicants for its bar preparation scholarships. The Association provides scholarships to offset bar examination preparation expenses for students who have a financial need and demonstrate a commitment to excellence. Applicants must be recent graduates or third year law students who are scheduled to take the Florida Bar Examination in July 2014 or February 2015. Applicants must graduate from law school during the 2014 school year.

 Completed applications MUST be submitted by 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 13, 2014. To fill out the application, please click the link: 2014 D W Perkins Bar Scholarship Application.

            

Career Services Has a New Name!

changeThe Career Services Department will now be known as the Center for Professional Development or CPD.  This is in line with the other consortium schools and better reflects the comprehensive nature of the work handled by our department at Coastal. The CPD prepares students for the world of legal work throughout the student’s academic career and beyond.

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!

Scholarship Essay Contest

DeKalb Lawyers Association presents their 26th Annual Scholarship Essay Contest!Appointment

The 2014 Essay Top is: “From Opposition to Opportunity: How a Legacy of Leadership is Built During Times of Crisis”

Eligibility: Entrant must be enrolled in law school. Contest winners must be available to attend the Annual Scholarship Breakfast, to be held at 9 am on may 17, 2014, at the Lou Walker Senior Center, Lithonia, Georgia.

Entries Shall Include:

  • Cover Page – Entrant’s name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address
  • Typewritten essay of no less than 1, 200 words, not to exceed 1,500 words in length (full and originally addressing the topic)
  • Bio of entrant, not to exceed one page double-spaced
  • JPEG or PDF file containing picture of entrant

All applications and essays must be received no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, May 2, 2014. Applications and attachments are to be submitted in PDF format via e-mail to: DLAScholarshipContest@gmail.com.

The essay contest winner will receive the $1,000 Donald E. Hollowell Legacy Award. Two additional entrants will be awarded a $500 book stipend.