REMINDER: Upcoming Networking Events on May 23rd!

We only have a few students who have RSVPed to each of the below networking events, so here is your opportunity to make an impression networking with alumni and influential legal practicioners in an intimate setting!  Our Atlanta, Orlando and D.C. events are coming up on Thursday, May 23, so RSVP on Symplicity (click on “Events” and “Networking Clubs”) and make your travel plans NOW to attend one of these awesome, rare events!  Students who participated in Networking Clubs in the past gained confidence in their networking abilities and learned how to translate those skills into legal experience and job opportunities!!

Atlanta: Speed Networking & Happy Hour
When: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Where: Fado Irish Pub
273 Buckhead Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30305
Cost: FREE!
Contact Amber Williams, Career Counselor, at arwilliams@fcsl.edu for more information.

Orlando: Happy Hour & Networking Reception
When: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time: 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Citrus Club
BB&T Building
255 South Orange Avenue, Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Cost: FREE!
Contact Lisa Crouch, Career Counselor, at lcrouch@fcsl.edu for more information.

Washington D.C.: Practitioners’ Panel & Networking Reception
When: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time: Practitioners’ Panel – 4:30 p.m.; Networking *Time Change* - 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: The University Club
Library, 1st Floor
1135 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Subway: McPherson Square Station
Cost: FREE!
Contact Ellen Sefton, Director of Career Services, at esefton@fcsl.edu for more information.

Please make your travel plans ASAP in order to save on transportation and a hotel! RSVP on Symplicity or send an e-mail to careerservices@fcsl.edu with the networking event of your choice on the subject line to enjoy one of these can’t-miss events!

Best Wishes on Your Final Exams!

The CSD wishes each and every student the best as you embark on this semester’s final exams!Good Luck Remember, if you need our assistance, our office is open during finals and through the summer, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm. During or after your exams, you can schedule an appointment with us on Symplicity through May 14th, e-mail us at careerservices@fcsl.edu, call us at (904) 680-7744, stop by our office in Room 180 or contact your Career Counselor directly. 

We are happy to assist you at any time!

Coffee Hour Available During Finals!

We understand that final exams are stressful and every now and then you need a pick-me-up toCoffee get you through studying! The CSD will be in the Atrium for extended Coffee Days from Monday, May 6th through Wednesday, May 15th! Stop by for a free cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate and a healthy or sugary snack to keep you going through the day! You can also pick up resources like our Yellow Bookmark or CSD Handbook and schedule appointments with us.  Our days/times will be as follows:

Monday, May 6 
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Tuesday, May 7 
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
3:00 – 4:00 PM

Wednesday, May 8 
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Thursday, May 9 
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Friday, May 10 
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Monday, May 13 
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Tuesday, May 14 
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Wednesday, May 15 
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Look for our table in the Atrium!

Networking Event: Tee Off Downtown

Looking for a place to network?  Be sure to attend the first Tee Off DowntownTee Off Downtown (http://www.teeoffdowntown.com/) this Friday, May 3rd.  It will be a fun night with live music, great food and various golf activities at the Jacksonville Shipyards to kick off The PLAYERS week. The event will run from 4:00 PM – 10:30 PM.  There will be on-site parking, a food truck fare and a full cash bar.  Etiquette expert, Diann Catlin, will be making an appearance and is always willing to help anyone looking for networking advice.  Tickets can be purchased via the website mentioned above!

Atlanta, Orlando & Washington D.C. Networking Events in May

Please mark your calendars to attend the Networking Club Events in Atlanta, Orlando, and Washington D.C. on May 23rd!  You can RSVP to the event of your choice on Symplicity.   

Atlanta:  Speed Networking & Happy Hour
When: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Where: Fado Irish Pub
273 Buckhead Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30305
Cost: FREE!
Contact Amber Williams, Career Counselor, at arwilliams@fcsl.edu for more information.

Orlando:  Happy Hour & Networking Reception
When: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time: 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Citrus Club
BB&T Building
255 South Orange Avenue, Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Cost: FREE!
Contact Lisa Crouch, Career Counselor, at lcrouch@fcsl.edu for more information.  

Washington D.C.:  Practitioners’ Panel & Networking Reception
When: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time: Practitioners’ Panel - 4:30 p.m.; Networking – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: The University Club
Library, 1st Floor
1135 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Subway: McPherson Square Station
Cost: FREE!
Contact Ellen Sefton, Director of Career Services, at esefton@fcsl.edu for more information.

Please make your travel plans ASAP in order to save on transportation and a hotel!  RSVP on Symplicity to each of these can’t-miss events!

Networking Club Events Determined!

Students and alumni: We have three wonderful networking events coming up on May 23rd in Atlanta, Orlando and Washington, D.C.!  In its third year, the Networking Club has been an extraordinary tool for students looking to work in the various markets we meet to discuss throughout the year.  Anyone is welcome to join these FREE events!  Just RSVP on Symplicity to reserve your spot! Atlanta

Atlanta:  This fun and informative Happy Hour & Networking Reception sponsored by Coastal Law and the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers will be held on May 23, 2013 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Fado’s Irish Pub in Atlanta, GeorgiaContact Amber Williams, Career Counselor, at arwilliams@fcsl.edu for more information about this exciting event. 

OrlandoOrlando:  This much anticipated Happy Hour & Networking Reception on May 23, 2013 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at The Citrus Club in Orlando sponsored by Coastal Law and the Young Lawyers Section of the OCBA is always well-attended by students, graduates and local attorneys.  Contact Lisa Crouch, Career Counselor, at lcrouch@fcsl.edu for more information.

Washington D.C.:  This fabulous event on May 23, 2013 beginning U.S. Capitolat 4:30 p.m. features a Practitioners’ Panel followed by a Networking Reception at The University Club in Washington, D.C. sponsored by Coastal Law and the Bar Association of the District of Columbia.  Students and alumni are strongly encouraged to attend if you plan to be in the D.C. area!  Contact Ellen Sefton, Director of Career Services, at esefton@fcsl.edu for more information.

Please make your travel plans ASAP in order to save on transportation and a hotel!  RSVP on Symplicity to each of these can’t-miss events!

Need Legal Work Experience

You can now earn up to 12 credits in clinics or externships!  There are a few spots left in theCounseling Summer Clinics for students who have their CLI clearance.

Please stop by suite 255 to pick up an application, apply on Symplicity under the Jobs tab or email Professor Ericka Curran at ecurran@fcsl.edu.  Hurry, there are only a few spots left!  The deadline to apply is May 10th.

Final Networking Club Meeting!

The final Networking Club meeting of the year before our big upcoming events in each market will be on Thursday, April 25th at 5:15 p.m. in Room 400.  This meeting will focusNetwork on “How to Work a Room” and will include a discussion on the Networking Club Receptions hosted in each city next month.  All students are welcome to attend Networking Club meetings and the end-of-year events in Atlanta, Orlando, and Washington D.C.!  Each event is sponsored by the Career Services Department in partnership with the local bar association.  Students who participated in Networking Clubs last year gained confidence in their networking abilities and learned how to translate those skills into legal experience and job opportunities.

Please be sure to RSVP for this final meeting on Symplicity (Events –> Networking Clubs) or send an e-mail to Lisa Crouch at lcrouch@fcsl.edu if you would like to attend this meeting.

Date Change in the 2013 Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan For OSCAR

The date when OSCAR judges can receive applications from third-year applicants is now June 28, 2013.  All online third-year law school student applications will be released to OSCAR judges on June 28, 2013 at 12:00 pm Noon (EDT).

Please keep in mind that the Hiring Plan does not cover applicants who have graduated from law school.  Judges may accept applications, interview, and hire law school graduates at any time. 

If you have questions about this date change, please do not hesitate to contact Jocelyn in Career Services.

Earn Credits while Gaining Valuable Legal Work Experience this Summer!

Summer credit-bearing Externship opportunities across the country are available NOW for students to apply to!  A few examples of externship opportunities include:lawyer

  • Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County
  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
  • State Attorney’s Office, 15th Judicial Circuit
  • Indiana Department of Natural Resources
  • Central Jersey Legal Services

Log onto Symplicity and click on “Jobs” for all the latest opportunities.  Act fast as deadlines are quickly approaching!  Remember to target your cover letter to an individual if a cover letter is required. 

If you are looking for job search help locally or in other states, don’t forget to schedule an appointment with us and be sure to take a look at the Document Library in Symplicity for other helpful resources nationwide.  Questions about earning academic credit in an externship?  Contact our office at careerservices@fcsl.edu to find out more.