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).
View this job opportunity on Symplicity! You can also via a .pdf version of this brochure below here: FBI 2014 Honors Internship Program
Students: The applications for Summer 2014 Externships with Judges & Courts as well as the U.S. Attorney’s Offices and Florida Coastal Clinics are now OPEN under the “Jobs” tab in Symplicity! Each listing includes the qualifications and required application material. (Please note that the application qualifications and pre-requisites are set by the supervising attorney or clinical supervisor). You need to have a resume uploaded on Symplicity in order to view the postings. 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.
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.
The Peggy Browning Fund Fellowship Program
2014 Summer Fellowships
Funded positions in labor-related organizations
throughout the United States.
2014-2015 School-Year Fellowship
1 funded part-time position in Chicago
Information is available at http://www.peggybrowningfund.org/
Application deadline: January 17, 2014
The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is pleased to announce a partnership with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) and Lowenstein Sandler, LLP (Lowenstein) to provide a fellowship opportunity to a highly-motivated third year law school student. Through this partnership, HNBA will select a third year law school student to be the 2014 HNBA-Prudential Law Fellow.
The Fellow will be hired to the position of a full time first year associate or entry level associate at Lowenstein Sandler and will be expected to begin work on a date to be determined between the Fellow and Lowenstein Sandler. The date is expected to be set after law school graduation and completion of the July 2014 bar examination.
For more information on this fellowship opportunity, click on the link below or visit Symplicity to view the complete description under the “Jobs” tab. The application deadline is January 31, 2014.
The American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation has announced its Summer 2014 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program. The mission of the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program is to provide opportunities to students who are members of racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession. The program also provides opportunities to students with disabilities, students who are economically disadvantaged and students who identify themselves as LGBT.
The program is a summer internship program open to all first- or second-year diverse law students. Selected students are given an opportunity to intern for six weeks or more during the summer with a participating state or federal judge. The program offers a $2,000 award to each selected student. Students can also elect law school credit or coordinate their award with their work/student financial aid.
Applications will begin accepting applications for second-year students on November 4 and December 1 for first-year students. Applications must be submitted by January 10, 2014.
For more information and to obtain an application, click www.ambar.org/jiop. For questions, contact Amber Donley in Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Palm Beach County Bar Association: Diversity Internship Program
Eligibility: Candidates must be a first year or second year diverse law student from Florida law schools that are interested in working in Palm Beach County.
Criteria for Selection:
Top 50% of class
Involvement and leadership in law school organizations
Recognized outstanding achievements
Proven commitment to serving others
Program Length: May 27, 2014 – August 8, 2014
Work Schedules: 20-40 hours per week
Pay Rates: $10.00-$15.00/ hour for law firms and $200.00 stipend per week for government employers
Deadline: January 3, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
Click Palm Beach County Bar Association for the application or obtain a copy here: Palm Beach County Internship 2014