The Office of Career Planning Weekly Events

12/9 – 12/15

TOP 5 JOBS    

Job ID# Employer Location Job Title Preferred Class
3713 Austgen Kuiper & Associates Crown Point, IN Paid Law Clerk

Apply by  1/10/2014

 

1L, 2L
4155 Gregory H. Hofer, Attorney at Law LaPorte, IN Paid Law Clerk

Apply by 12/22/2013

Start Date ASAP

 

2L, 3L
4165 Marion County Public Defender Agency Indianapolis, IN Paid Graduate Intern w. time off for bar exam study

Apply by 2/28/2014

3L
4173 17th Judicial Circuit Court, State of Michigan, Judge Zemaitis Grand Rapids, MI 2014 Summer Intern or Extern

Apply by 12/24/2013

2L
4177 NAACP Baltimore, MD 2014 Summer Law Fellow

Apply by 1/21/2014

 

1L, 2L

 

ALUMNI MENTOR PROGRAM 

Attention Students! Sign up for the Alumni Mentor Program! This resource is available for all students. With over 160 Alumni Mentors signed up to participate, you won’t want to miss this opportunity.

For more details on how to get started go to –

http://www.valpo.edu/law/current-students/cpc-students/alumni-mentor-program

Two More Jobs in Competitive Summer Programs

#4175 Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York, NY – Paid Summer Law Clerk

For 1L applicants only – Apply by 1/2/2014

#4176 Environment and Natural Resources Division, US Department of Justice

Volunteer Legal Internship – many openings in multiple places

1L, 2L applicants – Apply by 12/20/2013

Summer 2014 Fellowships for 1Ls and 2Ls – Labor & Employment Law

If you are interested in the area of Labor and Employment Law, and have an appreciation for the issues facing workers and what representing working people is all about, please review this site, https://www.peggybrowningfund.org/fellowships/for-law-students/application-requirement for numerous summer fellowship positions located across the United States.

The Peggy Browning Fund provides unique opportunities for law students to work for economic and social justice. Many summer 2014 Fellowship opportunities will be posted in the next week or so in Strategy, so check back during your holiday break. Most deadlines occur in January or February 2014.

Etiquette Tip of the Week: Office party…stag or drag

It’s office party season and time to consider the forgotten person at the office party: someone else’s “Plus One.”

If you have ever been the “Plus One” — the person who is a spouse or date of the person who is supposed to be there — you know it can be awkward, especially at an office party.  You’re the hanger-on.  The ball and chain.  Nobody knows you or wants to make an effort to know you.  You are not going to be at the office tomorrow. When making rounds at your office party or other work-related events, be attentive to any spouses or significant others. Here are some Dos and Don’ts:

Do ask them about their interests, career, etc.

Do introduce them to others in the room who may share similar interests.
Do ask about other family members if you know the family, but don’t get too personal.

Do say you enjoy working with that person’s spouse or sweetie-pie or whatever. (Without referring to them as, “sweetie-pie.”)

Do choose your outfit for the event wisely.  Dress so people respect you, not inspect you.

Don’t get flirty or even give a whiff of the wrong impression.  Keep it professional.
Don’t dig for dirt from the home front on your boss or co-workers.
Don’t share anything with the office gossips.
Don’t drink so much that you say something stupid.
Don’t try to sell them raffle tickets or a box of assorted cheeses from your child’s school fundraiser.

Don’t try to curry favor, if Plus One is married to your boss.

Remember, etiquette is not a bunch of stuffy rules, it is about making the people around you feel comfortable.

Culture and Manners Institute at http://www.cultureandmanners.com/