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 email@example.com or schedule it through Symplicity.
We wish you the best of luck with the upcoming semester!
The 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowship application will be open from July 7, 2014 to September 17, 2014.
The webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 21 at 2 pm.
The Equal Justice Works Fellowship Program is very competitive, receiving hundreds of applications each year for approximately 60 fellowship slots. To be considered, you must be a qualified and passionate lawyer who has developed a new and innovative legal project that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. We will cover how to prepare and complete a successful application. This presentation is intended for law students and recent graduates interested in pursuing a public interest legal career as well as law school professionals who advise students on fellowship and other public interest career opportunities.
To register for the webinar, please click the link below.
Webinar: Creating a Successful Application for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship
This webinar will also be offered on June 18, July 16, and August 13. Information about registering for these sessions will be available on the EJW website soon.
If you have questions about Equal Justice Works Fellowships, please visit their website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Depending on funding, EJW provides between 45-55 two-year fellowships annually. Fellows receive a competitive salary, generous loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors and leaders of the private and public interest bars, participation in trainings, and additional support during their two-year tenure.
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.
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/,
The deadline for Fall 2014 Externships has been extended until Sunday, April 27th at 11:59 pm!!
Make sure you don’t miss your opportunity to earn academic credit while getting great legal work experience.
Stop by the Career Services Department to get an Externship Handbook that lists all of the opportunities. Counselors can also assist you with resume and cover letter assistance, as well as, help you with other application material. All students are eligible to apply!
Social media is great for connecting with friends or staying up-to-date with the news, but 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 ).
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 participating 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 email@example.com.
Have you received your Notice of Registrant Clearance?
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).