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3L Boot Camp!

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3Ls, are you ready to report for duty?

In your final year of law school, you need to be in tip-top shape in terms of employability, bar preparation, and financial literacy.

On September 16, 2014, the Center for Professional Development, Academic Success, and Financial Aid will join forces as your drill sergeants to ensure you are prepared for your third year of law school and after graduation. This workshop is only open to 3Ls.

You must RSVP on Symplicity by September 15th at 9:00 AM. Lunch will be provided and there will be giveaways!

When:              September 16, 2014

Where:            Room 585

Time:               12:00-1:30

Don’t forget, you must attend 3L Boot Camp to complete your 3L Passport for $500 (only open to May 2015 graduates).

For more information, contact Amber Donley in the Center for Professional Development at ardonley@fcsl.edu.

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.)

Applications Now OPEN for Spring 2015 – Phase 1 Externships & Clinics

Students:

The applications for Spring 2015 Externships with Judges & Courts as well as the U.S.Externships Attorney’s Offices, Corporate Placements and Florida Coastal Clinics are now OPEN under the “Jobs” tab in Symplicity!  Each listing includes the requirements and required application material. (Please note that the application requirements and pre-requisites are set by the supervising attorney or clinical supervisor).  The deadline to apply to Phase 1 placements is Thursday, September 18th.

Phase 2 applications (Public Interest, Government Entities, State Attorney’s Offices, and Public Defender’s Offices) will open on Symplicity on Monday, September 22nd.

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.

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 or you can also drop into our office on one of the days listed below:

September 2, September 4, September 8, September 10

Don’t wait, apply today!!

Upcoming Events!

EVENT DATE TIME ROOM NUMBER
Housing & Urban Development Information Session August 28 12:00 PM Room 510
Externship Information Session September 3 12:00 PM Room 405
Externship Information Session September 8 2:00 PM Room 555
3L Boot Camp

(3Ls only)

September 16 12:00 PM Room 585

50 Yard Line

(2Ls only)

October 21 12:00 PM Room 585
Networking Presentation November 4 12:00 PM Room 585
Starting Line

(1Ls only)

November 13 5:00 PM Atrium

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Legal Honors Program

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of General Counsel (OGC) is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Legal Honors Program.

HUD attorneys from the Jacksonville field office will be presenting an informational session on the Legal Honors program on Thursday, August 28 at 12:00 PM in room 510.

All 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls are welcome to attend. The Legal Honors program is only open to 3Ls, but HUD offers student internship opportunities throughout the year!

RSVP on Symplicity (under the Events tab) or send an email to cpd@fcsl.edu!

For more information on the HUD Legal Honors Program and application instructions, please click here.

The deadline to apply to the Honors Program is September 5, 2014.

Externship Information Sessions

Mark Your CalendarWe will be holding 2 externship informational sessions for all students interested in learning about externship opportunities and the application process. If you haven’t participated in an externship before, we highly suggest you attend one of the meetings.

The sessions will be offered twice but you only need to attend one!

Wednesday, September 3 at 12:00 p.m. in Room 405

Monday, September 8 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 555

The externship application period for spring 2015 will take place during September. The open and close dates will be announced soon.

Welcome Back Students!

download (1)We hope everyone had a wonderful summer break! While you were away, we made a couple of changes.

1) We changed our name! Career Services will now be known as the Center for Professional Development or CPD.

2) We have two new team members! C.J. Gomes is a new Career Counselor and Ron Talone is our new Administrative Assistant. Stop in the CPD to say hello!

3) Walk-in Wednesday! If you have a quick question or want a counselor to glance at your resume or cover letter, feel free to stop into the CPD on Wednesdays between 10 am – 4 pm. No appointment needed on Wednesday only!

4) The CPD is now on Twitter  and LinkedIn! Be sure to follow and connect with us for the latest information.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, drop by our office in Room 180, call our main line at 904.680.7744, e-mail us at cpd@fcsl.edu or schedule it through Symplicity.

We wish you the best of luck with the upcoming semester!

Hispanic National Bar Association’s (HNBA) Annual Convention and Career Fair

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The HNBA invites you to participate in the HNBA Career Fair, largest career fair for Hispanic law students and legal professionals, at the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Annual Convention on Friday, September 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The 2014 HNBA Convention will be held September 10 – 13, 2014 at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Washington, DC. The event will give you access to government agencies, law firms, and leaders of industry. It is a fantastic networking opportunity.

Students can register for the career fair by purchasing a Friday pass for only $50.00.  The Friday pass also allows students to attend the myriad of events happening that day, as well as the career fair.  The registration page is at https://www.multisoftevents.com/HNBAAM14/Attendee/Register.aspx.

D.W. Perkins Bar Scholarship Application

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D.W. Perkins Bar Association, Inc. is seeking applicants for its bar preparation scholarships. The Association provides scholarships to offset bar examination preparation expenses for students who have a financial need and demonstrate a commitment to excellence. Applicants must be recent graduates or third year law students who are scheduled to take the Florida Bar Examination in July 2014 or February 2015. Applicants must graduate from law school during the 2014 school year.

 Completed applications MUST be submitted by 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 13, 2014. To fill out the application, please click the link: 2014 D W Perkins Bar Scholarship Application.