Non-Florida Bar Prep Breakfast with the Career Services Department

Breakfast 2Attention Alumni taking the Bar Exam outside of Florida: The Career Services Department will be hosting a breakfast for YOU on Monday, July 8th at 8:30 a.m.!!  Next Monday’s breakfast will include an interactive presentation on Linkedin, Twitter and your career search.  We’ll also provide you with delicious breakfast items to energize you!

Let us help you get your day started!

RSPV to Ray Adams @ radams@fcsl.edu by Friday, July 5th at Noon. Hope to see you all on Monday!

We’re Consolidating the CSD Blogs!

your careerWe will now be hosting ONE blog for all of your CSD needs!  We are consolidating each of our separate blogs into Career Crossroads.  Now, everything you need to know about Diversity, Private Practice, Alternative Careers, Government & Public Interest and anything else related to your career will be hosted on this blog.  Simply use the appropriate tag at the bottom of each post to select your interest.  For example, when you’re searching for a job in alternative careers, scroll to the right-hand side of the blog under the Categories header, click on “Job Opportunity” and then click “Alternative Careers” under the Tags header.  Your preferences will sort based on your selections. 

Questions about the blog?  Contact Abby Lee at alee@fcsl.edu.

Update Your Information on Symplicity!

Students and Alumni: remember to log onto Symplicity and update your profile in order to view the latest news, such as job postings and OCIs, that are pertinent to you!  It’s important to updateSymplicity information like your class year, expected graduation date and geographic preferences, which are not updated automatically.  While the CSD will change class years and expected graduation dates for students each summer, it is necessary for each student to ensure that this information is correct.  If it is not, you have the ability to change this under your “Academic Profile” tab.  The ability to request a counseling appointment on Symplicity will resume in the Fall! 

If you have questions about Symplicity, please contact Tara Block at tblock@fcsl.edu or 680.7744.

New Resume Collect Opportunities for 2Ls & 3Ls!

We have two new Resume Collect opportunities for students!

Medimix Specialty Pharmacy

Eligible: 2Ls, 3Ls
Position: Part-Time Legal Intern
Areas of Practice: In-House, Healthcare (Pharmacy), Tax
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Compensation: $13.00/hour
Required Qualifications: Top 25% of class; interest in healthcare law (specifically pharmacy law); interest in research
Preferred Qualifications: Healthcare background
Application Material: Resume, Cover Letter (addressed to Caroline Cowan, Esq.), Writing Sample, OCI Agreement*
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2013
How to Apply: Submit your application via Symplicity under the OCI tab**

Hopping Green & Sams

Eligible: 2Ls
Position: 2014 Summer Associate
Areas of Practice: Environmental & Land Use
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Compensation: Paid
Required Qualifications: Top 20% of class
Preferred Qualifications: Law Review, Moot Court
Application Material: Resume, Cover Letter (addressed to Ms. Trina Lee), Unofficial Transcript, Writing Sample, OCI Agreement*
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 4, 2013
How to Apply: Submit your application via Symplicity under the OCI tab**

*If you do not submit your signed OCI Agreement Form with your application materials and it has not been previously submitted on Symplicity, you will not be considered for an OCI or Resume Collect.

**We strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our counselors on Symplicity to review your application materials prior to applying to any OCI. Your appointment should take place at least 48 hours prior to the application deadline date so that you have time to edit your documents before applying.

Be sure to call us and schedule your appointment today!  We can be reached at 680.7744, careerservices@fcsl.edu or drop by and schedule an appointment in person in Room 180.

New Resume Collect for 2Ls and 3Ls!

2Ls and 3Ls: We have a new Resume Collect opportunity for you posted in the OCI tab in Symplicity!

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Eligible: 2Ls, 3Ls

Position: 2014 Summer Associate
Location: York, PA
Areas of Practice: Business, Municipal, Environmental, Personal Injury, School, Litigation, Estate Planning, Real Estate
Compensation: Paid
Required Qualifications: Top one-third of the class
Application Material: Resume, Cover Letter (addressed to Ms. Alexandra C. Chiaruttini), Unofficial Transcript, Writing Sample, signed OCI Agreement Form
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 30, 2013
How to Apply: Submit your application materials via Symplicity*

*Be sure to submit your signed OCI Agreement Form with your application materials.  If it has not been previously submitted on Symplicity, you will not be considered for an OCI.

**We strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our counselors on Symplicity to review your application materials prior to applying to any OCI. Your appointment should take place at least 48 hours prior to the application deadline date so that you have time to edit your documents before applying.  You can make an appointment by calling us at 680-7744, sending us an email at careerservices@fcsl.edu, or stop by our office, Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Non-Florida Bar Prep Breakfast with the Career Services Department

For those alumni who will be taking the Bar Exam outside of Florida and are busy studying, the Career Services Department will be hosting a breakfast for YOU next Monday, June 24th atBreakfast 8:30 a.m.   Next Monday’s breakfast will include a brief, interactive presentation on resumes & cover letters.  Specifically, we will cover how to adjust your resume to reflect your graduate and bar exam status.  Additionally, we will talk about tailoring your resume and cover letters to highlight transferrable skills.  Plus, we’ll provide you with delicious breakfast items to energize you!

Let us help you get your day started!

RSPV to Ray Adams @ radams@fcsl.edu by Thursday , June 20th at Noon.  Hope to see you all next Monday!

Summer Alumni Chapter Events: Students Welcome!

The Alumni Chapters will be hosting summer events for alumni, current students and admitted students heading to Coastal in the Fall.  Follow the hyperlink on each city’s name for more information including a link to the Facebook event and the opportunity to RSVP.  You may also RSVP by e-mailing fcslalumni@fcsl.edu.

  • Tuesday, June 11 at 5:30-7:30 p.m.:  Charlotte Alumni Chapter Summer Send Off at the Icehouse.
  • Thursday, June 20 at 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Orlando Alumni Chapter Summer Send Off at TAPS.
  • Wednesday, July 17 at 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Tampa Alumni Chapter Summer Send Off at Brio.
  • Saturday, July 20 at 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Atlanta Alumni Chapter Summer Send Off at 5 Seasons Brewing Company in Sandy Springs.
  • Wednesday, July 24 at 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Tallahassee Alumni Chapter Summer Send Off at Level 8 Lounge at Hotel Duval.
  • Tuesday, July 27 at 5:00-7:00 p.m.: Pensacola Alumni Chapter Summer Send Off at Jaco’s Bayfront Bar & Grill.

Hope to see you there!

New Paid Summer Clerkship Opportunity!

Students, the law firm of Jimerson & Cobb is seeking to immediately fill a File Clerk position for the summer.  This position will involve regular part-time summer assistance between 10-30 hours per week, possibly evolving beyond that in both scope of work and duration of employment.  Read on for a complete description:

Eligible: 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls
Position: File Clerk
Initial responsibilities include: electronic and physical filing; mail processing; courthouse runs; and special legal administrative projects as assigned.
Office Location: Jacksonville, FL
Compensation: $8.00/hour (with possible increase in salary upon proven abilities)
Required Qualifications: Clerk must be available to work part-time between 10-30 hours per week.  Please do not apply if you are not currently prepared to work those hours.
Application Material: Resume
Application Deadline: Friday, June 21, 2013
How to Apply: Submit your application via Symplicity under the “Jobs” tab

Having Trouble Accessing Symplicity Now That You’ve Graduated?

Alumni: As a graduate, you always have full access to Symplicity, where you can view and apply for jobs and OCIs, browse the wealth of information on the Document Library, request an appointmentSymplicity with one of our Career Counselors and search employers within our system. 

You have the option to keep your username the same as it was in law school (which is your C number e-mail address) or you can ask us to change it to any e-mail address that you use.  We will assign you a password when we reset your account.  The link to the Symplicity student page always remains the same. 

To request a change in username or password, simply e-mail Abby Lee at alee@fcsl.edu for assistance.  We’re happy to help!

Curriculum Reminder!

Students: Be sure that you have completed the CSD Curriculum! This mandatory Curriculum should have been completed by your second semester of law school, but you always have access to watch theCurriculum videos and take the quizzes on Desire2Learn. This Curriculum will provide you with an overview of our services and resources, guide you on application materials and job search strategies, show you important details such as how to dress for an interview and much more. Once you have completed the Curriculum with a grade of 7.5 or above on each section, you will be provided with full access to Symplicity.

All First Semester 1Ls who complete the Curriculum by the deadline will automatically be entered into a drawing to receive 1 of 2 professional leather portfolios! The deadline for First Semester 1Ls to complete the Curriculum is Friday, September 20, 2013.  Don’t wait until the last minute to get started!

All other students who still need to complete your Curriculum can log onto Desire2Learn to do so and send an e-mail to Tara Block at tblock@fcsl.edu once you have completed it. We only automatically check grades for First Semester 1Ls weekly, so it’s important that you e-mail us if you are in another class and have completed your Curriculum.