We understand you have limited time to work on your application materials for externships and clinics and that’s why the CPD IS HERE TO HELP!!!
We welcome students to DROP IN to the CPD Office, Room 180, on the dates below between 9:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. for help completing your application materials. We can assist you with OCI applications too!
NO APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY for these days only! (For all other days, appointments are required and can be scheduled via Symplicity or by stopping into our office or emailing/calling us.)
What: 16th Annual National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference
When: October 17 & 18, 2014
Where: The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD
Deadline to Register: October 2, 2014. To Register, please contact Lisa Crouch at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Details: For more information about the conference, please click here or you can pick up a brochure next to the CPD’s bulletin board.
Good luck to everyone taking the bar this week!
If you are taking the Florida Bar, be sure to look for members of the CPD inside the convention center. Lisa Crouch and Lauren Avila will be handing out granola bars and collecting any items you wish to leave with them (ex: phone, flashcards) for pickup after the exam
Thank you to all the students that applied for fall 2014 externships! Please note, employers will not begin selecting externs until sometime in July.
Due to the volume of applicants, we are not able to send an e-mail to each applicant that was not selected. Please check the Announcement page on Symplicity for updates as to which employers have chosen their fall 2014 externs.
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).
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!
Career Services encourages students to consider applying for post-graduate judicial clerkships. Check out Symplicity today for various judicial law clerk positions!
Questions about judicial clerkships? Contact Jennifer Turney in the CSD office.
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 ).