The Office of Career Planning Weekly Events
8/26 – 9/2
TOP 5 JOBS
*(Top 5 Jobs chart does not include Recruiting Postings)
|Job ID#||Employer||Location||Job Title||Preferred Class|
|3820||U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of IN||Hammond, IN||Spring 2014 ExternApply by 9/9||2L, 3L|
|3807||National Railway Equipment Co.||Dixmoor, IL||Part-time school year Law Clerk Apply by 9/15||2L, 3L|
|3814||U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of IL||Chicago||Spring 2014 ExternApply by 9/30||2L, 3L|
|3815||Pacific Legal Foundation||Sacramento, CA||Post-Graduate Fellowshipapply by 10/31||3L|
|3808||The Evan Guthrie Law Firm||Charleston, SC (virtual)||Student Editor and Contributorapply by 12/31||2L, 3L|
Apply via Strategy; chart last updated 8/15/2013
|3596||Burke Costanza & Carberry||Merrillville, IN||2014 Summer Law Clerk (2L)||On-Campus Interviews at Valparaiso Law on September 20||Apply by August 29|
|3588||Carson Boxberger LLP||Fort Wayne, IN||2014 Summer Associate (2L)||Resume Collect||Apply by August 30|
|3284||Indiana Attorney General’s Office||Indianapolis, IN||2014 Summer Law Clerk (2L)||On-Campus Interviews at Valparaiso Law on September 24||Apply by September 3|
|3266||May Oberfell Lorber||Mishawaka, IN||Summer 2014 Associate (2L)||On-Campus Interviews at Valparaiso Law onSeptember 19||Apply by September 4|
|3590||Bodman PLC||Detroit, MI||2014 Summer Associate (2L)||Resume Collect||Apply by September 9|
|3589||Bamberger, Foreman, Oswald & Hahn, LLP||Evansville, IN||2014 Summer Associate (2L)||Resume Collect||Apply by September 15|
|3759||Gutwein Law||Lafayette, IN||2014 Summer Associates (2L3L Entry Level
|Resume Collect||Apply by September 13|
|3818||Thiros & Stracci,||Merrillville, IN||Law Clerk2L||Resume Collect||Apply by September 9|
Career Planning would like to cordially invite all students to the annual Open House for their class year
2Ls – August 28th from 10:00 to Noon
1Ls – September 16th from 10:00 to Noon
3Ls – September 18th from 10:00 to Noon
Wednesday, August 28 | 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Chicago Bar Association, Second Floor – Corboy Room
Meet prospective employers from local, state, and federal government agencies through one-on-one interaction.
The Government Agency Career Expo allows local, state and federal agencies to meet with public-service-minded students who are interested in careers in government. Employers demonstrate their distinctive qualities and highlight the work being done on behalf of county and state residents. Students may ask questions about opportunities and learn how to market themselves to government employers.
List of Confirmed Employers Include:
Chicago Park District
City of Chicago
Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office
Illinois Department of Human Services
Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
U.S. Department of Labor–Employee Benefits Security Administration
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
While walk-ins are welcome in the Career Planning suite, we cannot always guarantee that someone will be available to speak with students since many students have pre-arranged sessions with our staff. However, we can assure students that this year we will have specific times designated each week when an advisor will definitely be on call to respond to students. Here is the schedule of designated times:
Mondays and Tuesdays – 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Wednesdays and Thursdays – 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fridays – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Perfecting Your Passing Game
You are walking down the hallway of your workplace, across your campus at school or just down the street in your neighborhood. Someone is coming from the other direction. Just as they are about to pass, you:
1) Look off in another direction
2) Look down at your cell phone which is glued to your hand at all times.
3) Make eye contact, smile and say, “Hello” or “Good morning” (or afternoon or evening.)
Ding, ding, ding…the correct answer is 3).
Maybe they say, “Hello” back. Maybe they haven’t had their coffee and just grunt, “-Lo” or “Mornin-” (That’s okay – take it and run.)
What if they say nothing? Maybe they are stuck up. But try not to assume the worst of others. They might be painfully shy, preoccupied, have cultural reasons for avoiding eye contact, be completely focused on getting from point A to point B, have earbuds on under their hair, or not be used to anyone ever acknowledging them or saying, “Hello.”
A simple act of making eye contact and greeting someone in passing is validation for that person. Validate early and often.