The Office of Career Planning Weekly Events

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TOP 5 JOBS

Job ID# Employer Location Job Title Preferred Class
4033 Wyoming Judicial Branch Douglas, WY Post-Graduate 2 yr. Judicial Clerkship    Apply by Nov. 17 3L
4050 Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing Chicago, IL Pro Bono Internship  Apply by Dec. 31 3L
4052 Americans United for Life Washington DC 2014 Summer Fellowship             Apply by Jan. 15 1L, 2L
4053 Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan Lansing, MI 2014 Summer Law Clerk                        Apply by Oct. 31 2L w. ties to MI
4055 Society for Human Resource Management Washington DC 2014 Summer Law Clerk                        Apply by Nov. 30 1L, 2L


Meet the Public Interest Employers Reception

Save the Date: Tuesday, October 29, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Loyola University Chicago’s  Corboy Law Center

Come learn about non-profit and government agency volunteer, intern and employment opportunities.  Questions?  Call Robyn Rucker 219.465.7972 or send an email to robyn.rucker@valpo.edu

Pro Bono Plenary for 3Ls – Tuesday, November 12th, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Stride Courtroom

The purpose of this final session is to discuss the value of engaging in pro bono work as an attorney. Presenters and students will share their experiences.

Required for all December 2013 Graduates

May 2014 Graduates are also welcome to attend. Those who do attend will not be required to attend the Pro Bono Plenary in April 2014.

Etiquette Tip of the Week: The End

From the Culture and Manners Institute     http://www.cultureandmanners.com/

The Etiquette Tip of the Week often covers networking, how to start a conversation and how to keep a conversation going.  Someone asked the logical follow-up: “How do you end a conversation?”

When your conversation has run its course, you have exchanged business cards or decided (not out loud) it is not worth exchanging business cards, how do you move on to the next person?  Reach out your hand to give a parting handshake and say one of these or a combination of these:

“It was a pleasure to meet you.”

“I enjoyed speaking with you.”

“Thank you for taking the time to speak with me.”

“Thank you for your time.”

“You have an impressive background and I enjoyed hearing about it.”

“Enjoy the rest of your evening.” or “Enjoy the rest of the convention (or event name).”

“Thank you for your business card…may I follow up with you next week?”

“Good luck to you.”

“I wish you the best.”

I have said this before — many articles on networking advice are written by people who never leave their homes.  They will say, “Scan the room for the power players.”  I can tell you from experience, if you limit yourself in this way, you may be passing up fruitful opportunities. Never underestimate anyone at a networking event.

ALUMNI MENTOR PROGRAM 

Attention Students! Sign up for the Alumni Mentor Program! This is an available resource for all students. With over 150 Alumni volunteers signed up to participate, you won’t want to miss this opportunity. The program is accessible through Strategy; click here for more details on how to get started!