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Blog finalIn an effort to consolidate the information students receive, the Career Services Department has decided to merge our existing blogs back into one blog.

For more information on Government & Public Interest topics, please see the Career Crossroads blog at and select the Government & Public Interest tag.

If you have any questions about our blog or information contained on our blog, please contact our office at (904) 680-7744 or

Yay…it’s officially SUMMER…

summer 2so now what?? Hopefully you have a summer externship or internship or are getting some volunteer experience. Remember, we recommend you obtain at least 400 hours of legal work experience before graduation. Summer is also a great time to start thinking about what you’ll do next year! Remember that most, if not all, government internships have very early deadlines. You can start looking at the Government Honors & Internship Handbook over the summer to identify jobs of interest to you. The Career Services Office is open all summer from 9-5, so feel free to call or come in to discuss your plans for the upcoming year.

Free Webinar Regarding Smart Growth Planning

SmartGrowthAre you interested in working in local city / municipal government? The Smart Growth and Green Building Committee and the Section of State and Local Government Law of the American Bar Association are hosting a webinar next Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM Central (which means 11am-12pm Eastern). The topic is Smart Growth Planning which is a hot topic in urban planning right now. This would be great knowledge to have for networking and interviewing talking points. If you’re interested, click here to RSVP.



Summer Externship available at the City of Jacksonville Ombudsman Office

Jacksonville-Florida-City-SealThe City of Jacksonville Ombudsman Office has several openings for summer 2013 externship opportunities for 2L and 3L students. As an extern, you will earn school credit by working on issues regarding local legislation that will involve interaction with Mayor Brown’s office, the City Council, and the Jacksonville Office of General Counsel.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain practical experience in city governance and processes.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Kat Oughton in Career Services at or (904) 256-1133 ASAP. To obtain credit for this opportunity, you will need to be selected prior to Tuesday’s Drop/Add deadline.

Graduate Open House

graduation capsCongratulations to all graduates!!What a special day yesterday was! Hopefully you all had a wonderful day of celebration with family and friends! Stop by the Career Services office today to continue the celebration! Grab some treats and meet your Job Placement Coach to start talking about your personalized job search! We’ll be here from 9-5!


Congratulations, Graduates!

graduation cap and diplomaCongratulations to all graduating 3Ls!! Enjoy this time with your friends and family. Take a moment to reflect on all that you have accomplished over the past three years…YOU DID IT!!!


Amazing Last Minute Summer Opportunity in Palm Beach!!!

OSPThe Attorney General, Office of Statewide Prosecution has an immediate need for a summer extern in their West Palm Beach office. This is a for-academic credit summer externship opportunity with an opportunity to earn up to 5 credit hours.

Student extern will be involved in research, drafting, and organizing cases among other duties. The Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution focuses its practice on long-term investigation.

Please visit Symplicity or email to apply.

Washington D.C. Networking Event

See the flyer below for details. This will be a GREAT opportunity for you to network with attorneys in the DC area. Please RSVP on Symplicity. Once you log in, click on the events tab on the left-hand side, then click on the DC Networking event. You can also RSVP via email to Can’t wait to see you there!!
DC Networking Club 2013

Calling all Graduating 3Ls!!!!


phoneHave you met with your assigned Job Placement Coach yet? You have received at least one phone call and/or email from the person assigned to HELP YOU FIND A JOB!! If you haven’t met with yours yet, now’s the time! Stop by our office on the first floor (across from the student lounge) or call/email your coach now to set up a quick appointment before you begin studying for the bar! Not sure who your coach is? No problem! Call or email Tara Block at (904) 680-7744 or! We’re looking forward to partnering with you in your job search!!





Just a reminder that the Career Services Department is offering extended Coffee Days during finals. We’ll be out in the atrium serving up coffee, snacks, and career advice at the times listed below: Cat Coffee

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 
12:00 PM – 1:00 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