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Think Jacksonville pays higher salaries than most major cities in Florida? Think again.

Graduates: North Florida Central Florida South Florida
No legal work experience $44,765 $53,753 $59,590
Legal work experience, i.e. externships, clinics, clerkships, etc. $44,912 $57,391 $63,007

Drop-in Days!

ResumeWe 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!

 

September 8

September 10

September 23

September 25

September 29

October 2

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.)

National Law Students Worker’s Rights Conference

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 lcrouch@fcsl.edu

 

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 on the Bar!

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

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Fall 2014 – Externship Selections

imagesDAH1ADEPThank 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.

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

Join the Prestigious American Inns of Court!

imagesFlorida Coastal is now accepting applications from law students for participation in the Chester Bedell American Inn of Court, E. Robert Williams American Inn of Court and Robert M. Foster American Inn of Court. You can find this opportunity listed under the “Jobs” section in Symplicity with the posting entitled “Become a Member of a Prestigious American Inn of Court.”

This is a great opportunity to get to know potential employers in the Jacksonville area and to increase your knowledge of litigation! Find out more about the American Inns of Court on the Symplicity job posting or visit their website here.

DUE DATE: Applications must be submitted through Symplicity by April 23, 2014!

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 ).