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).
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!
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 ).
Registration for SEMJF will begin on April 2, 2014 and will end on April 18, 2014. Students can register on Symplicity at https://law-fcsl-csm.symplicity.com/surveys/SEMJF_Registration14.
Registration is FREE! On May 15th, students will be able to view the list of employers participating and will be able to apply for opportunities on SEMJF Symplicity. Only students selected to interview with employers or as an alternate are allowed to attend the job fair.
Registration includes providing the following information:
• First, Middle, and Last Name
• Email Address
• Graduation Date
• Class Year: 1L, 2L, 3L
Job Fair Details
When: Friday, July 25 & Saturday, July 26, 2014
Where: Hyatt Regency Suites Perimeter Northwest in Marietta, Georgia
Should you have additional questions, feel free to contact Amber Donley at email@example.com.
Didn’t get enough at last Thursday’s compliance panel or just intrigued to learn more about this hot topic? Check out this recent Inside Counsel article reporting on the importance of compliance issues in the corporate world.
You can also check out this article from Corporate Counsel on why one should consider compliance if seeking in-house positions. You will need a
Compliance is a hot area for those interested in nontraditional legal careers. In fact, many employers are actively recruiting attorneys and JD’s for compliance roles. On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 12:00-1:15 p.m. in Room 550 we will have a panel of esteemed compliance attorneys discussing this hot topic and the growth of compliance positions in the legal industry. The panelists include:
Kristine Cherek, Esq.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Florida Coastal School of Law
Monique Brown, Esq.
Corporate Compliance, Privacy & Risk Counsel
Fidelity National Information Services
John J. Price, Esq.
Global Litigation & Compliance Counsel
Anna Shea, Esq.
Corporate Compliance & Privacy Counsel
Fidelity National Information Services
If you are interested in learning more about compliance and networking with professionals in the field, RSVP on Symplicity or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. Lunch and drinks will be provided to those who RSVP!
Spring credit-bearing Externship opportunities with corporations, public interest employers and government entities are now available for a limited time! A few examples of unique Spring externship opportunities available for 2Ls and 3Ls with a low number of applicants thus far include:
- Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
- North Florida Public Land Trust
- Public Defender’s Office – multiple locations
- State Attorney’s Office – multiple locations
- Three Rivers Legal Services
- U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
Log onto Symplicity for all the latest opportunities and be sure to get your application materials in order before Friday, October 11th!
Compliance is a hot area for those interested in nontraditional legal careers. In fact, many employers are actively recruiting attorneys and JD’s for compliance roles. Check out this recent New York Law Journal article reporting on the growth of compliance positions in the legal industry.
If you are interested in learning more about compliance and networking with professionals in the field, please RSVP for the upcoming meeting of the Northeast Florida Compliance & Ethics Group. The Group will be hosting two veteran third-party risk experts – Jeff Weiss, NAVEX GLOBAL Director of Strategic Accounts, and Bill Hauserman, NAVEX GLOBAL Third-Party Risk Management Solutions. The presentation, “Ignorance is Not Bliss: What You Don’t Know about Third-Parties and Agents Can Hurt You!” will address an emerging trend of third party risk across the supply chain, legal and ethics, and compliance fields
The meeting will be held on September 5th from 3:30pm – 5:00pm at Brooks Hospital located at 3599 University Blvd. South, Jacksonville, Florida 32216 (Please park in Main Lot A, enter the Hospital Main Lobby at the Southeast corner of Beach Blvd. and University Blvd. South, and the receptionist will direct you to Assembly Room 2).
If you plan to attend, you must RSVP to Andrea Fourman (email@example.com) by 5pm on Thursday, August 22nd!
If you aspire to work in-house, one of the best things that you can do now, in addition to internships and externships, is to stay current on issues relevant to in-house lawyers. Check out InsideCounsel and the law.com network’s Corporate Counsel. Both websites allow you to register for free email alerts that deliver the latest news and trends affecting the in-house counsel world directly to your inbox. On the InsideCounsel website, click the eNewsletter tab at the top to sign up for email alerts. To register for the Corporate Counsel alerts, click the alert icon on the law.com homepage. Also, check out the ABA’s list of in-house counsel blogs.
As the summer winds down, take some time to review these resources and learn more about working in-house to determine whether it is a path you want to pursue. In addition to checking Symplicity regularly for job opportunities, check out goinhouse.com for in-house attorney job postings. Goinhouse.com includes entry level positions and internships.