Tag Archives: Alumni

Top 10 Social Media Blunders to Avoid While Seeking Legal Employment

Social media is great for connecting with friends or staying up-to-date with the news, butSocial Networking 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 ).

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from the CSD!  The Blog is taking a much needed nap this holiday season. Do not expect any new posts until the New Year. Please keep in mind that our office will be Puppy Christmasclosed from December 24 through January 1.  We will resume regular business hours on January 2. 

There are several fellowship and internship opportunities currently available on Symplicity.  Remember that winter break is a great time to network with alumni and other legal professionals in your area.  Be sure to read our “Make the Most of Your Holiday Break” Part 1 and Part 2 blog posts from Dec. 12th and 16th to provide you with ideas on how to leverage this short period of time that you have in between classes and contact us when you return to schedule an appointment with one of our knowledgeable and experienced Career Counselors. 

Enjoy a wonderful and safe holiday season!

Alumni Chapter Holiday Socials

The South Carolina, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta alumni chapters have finalized their 2013Holiday bells-14 holiday events and invite you to attend!  All students, alumni and their guests are welcome.  Please RSVP via the attached links if you plan to be there.  These are great networking opportunities!

  • Wednesday, December 18 at 5-8 p.m.: South Carolina Alumni/Student Holiday Party at The Phipps Law Firm in Mt. Pleasant.  RSVP here.
  • Friday, January 3 at 6-8:30 p.m.: Washington, D.C. Alumni/Student Holiday Party at Johnny’s Half Shell.  RSVP here.
  • Saturday, January 4 at 6-8 p.m.: Atlanta Alumni/Student Holiday Party at Gordon Biersch Brewery in Buckhead.  RSVP here.

If you would like to join any of the Alumni Chapter Facebook groups, please visit the alumni chapter directory and contact Alumni Relations Manager, Lauren Griffith at lgriffith@fcsl.edu with questions.  See where our FCSL graduates practice throughout the United States by viewing the alumni map.  You can also connect with graduates by logging into your LinkedIn homepage and clicking “Network” then “Find Alumni” on the top navigation bar.  You can then search by practice area or city/state.  Additionally, students can connect with graduates through the Coastal Connect Online Directory.

The Department of State’s Pathways Recent Graduates Program

The Department of State’s Pathways Recent Graduates Program Job Announcement is now open on USAJobs.gov for the IT Specialist job series, and is scheduled to close at 11:59pm EST on the day that 200 applications is received, or Friday, November 8, 2013, whichever comes first.

Go to https://state.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/344074900 to view the vacancy and start the application process.

To qualify for a Pathways Recent Graduates position, you must meet the qualifications listed in the announcement, and have COMPLETED your educational requirement BY THE DATE OF APPLICATION.

Visit the forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Engage on the careers.state.gov website. You can also search the FAQs for more information.

U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.

Interested in Learning about the Air Force JAG Corps?

Sign up for the upcoming OCI on October 28th! We strongly encourage any students or alumni United States Air Force Demonstration Team Performing During Air Showinterested 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, Graduates
Position: Assistant Judge Advocate, Summer Internship
Location: Worldwide
Recommended: Be sure to visit http://www.afjag.af.mil/ to review the application process.
Application Material: Resume, Unofficial Transcript, Experiential Learning/OCI Agreement Form (found in the Document Library on Symplicity)
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2013
How to Apply: Submit your application via Symplicity under the OCI tab

Army/Navy JAG Corps Joint Presentation!

We are excited to announce that on Friday, September 13th at 1:30 p.m. in Room 425 an Army Man in U.s. Marine Corps Uniform Saluting American FlagJAG Corps officer as well as a Navy JAG Corps officer will conduct a joint information session for all students interested in learning about careers and internship opportunities in JAG.

This is a very rare chance to listen to two military JAG Corps representatives speak to students together and an especially great opportunity for first semester 1Ls to learn all about jobs and life in the JAG Corps and speak one-on-one with officers working in the field. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions in an informal setting.

RSVP on Symplicity or if you are a First Semester 1Ls to careerservices@fcsl.edu and let us know you’ll be joining us!