The Career Services Department will now be known as the Center for Professional Development or CPD. This is in line with the other consortium schools and better reflects the comprehensive nature of the work handled by our department at Coastal. The CPD prepares students for the world of legal work throughout the student’s academic career and beyond.
The Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF) is an initiative founded by the Intellectual Property Advisory Board, which is an alumni group associated with the Georgia State University College of Law. The fair is managed and executed by the Georgia State University College of Law Career Services Office. Many members of the Founders group are very active in Atlanta’s IP community, working in the city’s most well known companies and firms. SIPJF has been made possible by a joint effort of student volunteers, alumni, and the Georgia State University College of Law Career Services Office.
SIPJF mainly targets fulfilling summer associate positions for 2015. Consequently, participation is open to full-time and part-time students (from registered schools) who are classified as rising 2L or rising 3L students, who will return for classes for the Fall 2014 semester.
Registration for the fair is now open and will close on May 21st. The cost to register is $30/non-refundable. For more information about SIPJF and to register go to http://sipjf.law.gsu.edu/,
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).
The 2014 Essay Top is: “From Opposition to Opportunity: How a Legacy of Leadership is Built During Times of Crisis”
Eligibility: Entrant must be enrolled in law school. Contest winners must be available to attend the Annual Scholarship Breakfast, to be held at 9 am on may 17, 2014, at the Lou Walker Senior Center, Lithonia, Georgia.
Entries Shall Include:
Cover Page – Entrant’s name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address
Typewritten essay of no less than 1, 200 words, not to exceed 1,500 words in length (full and originally addressing the topic)
- Bio of entrant, not to exceed one page double-spaced
- JPEG or PDF file containing picture of entrant
All applications and essays must be received no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, May 2, 2014. Applications and attachments are to be submitted in PDF format via e-mail to: DLAScholarshipContest@gmail.com.
The essay contest winner will receive the $1,000 Donald E. Hollowell Legacy Award. Two additional entrants will be awarded a $500 book stipend.
The deadline for Fall 2014 Externships has been extended until Sunday, April 27th at 11:59 pm!!
Make sure you don’t miss your opportunity to earn academic credit while getting great legal work experience.
Stop by the Career Services Department to get an Externship Handbook that lists all of the opportunities. Counselors can also assist you with resume and cover letter assistance, as well as, help you with other application material. All students are eligible to apply!
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!
OCI: U.S. Air Force, Judge Advocate General’s Corps
Eligible: Second Semester 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls
Position: Assistant Judge Advocate, Summer Internship
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
Florida 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!
Students: The applications for Fall 2014 Externships 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.
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 ).