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The Office of Career Planning Weekly Events

9/9 – 9/15

TOP 5 JOBS

Job ID# Employer Location Job Title Preferred Class
3857 LaPorte County Prosecutor LaPorte, IN Pro Bono InternApply by 9/16 2L, 3L
3713 Austgen Kuiper & Associates, P.C. Crown Point, IN Law ClerkApply by 9/22(At employer’s request deadline extended) 2l, 3L
3832 Hammond Legal Aid Clinic Hammond, IN Pro Bono InternApply by 9/16 2L,  3L
3859 IN Dept. of Child Services Valparaiso, IN Pro Bono InternApply by  9/17 2L, 3L
3852 Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC Crown Point, IN Law ClerkApply by 9/29 2L, 3L


NEW CAREER RESOURCE FOR STUDENTS

JD Careers Out There

Career Planning has purchased JD Careers Out There, a new video resource for students. Through this resource, students will have access to career advice from lawyers and non-practicing attorneys presented in a video format.  To sign up for access to this very valuable resource go to –

http://jdcareersoutthere.com/index.php?/register/IPbgkp

We are interested in student feedback on this new resource. Any and all comments welcome!

Career Planning Staff

Careerplanning.law@valpo.edu

(219) 465-7814

ALUMNI MENTOR PROGRAM 

Attention Students! Sign up for the Alumni Mentor Program! This is an available resource for all students. With over 100 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!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY SPEAKER

-Part of Valparaiso Law’s Professionalism Series events-

Topic: Self-Assessment – A Powerful Career Tool

Presenter: Diane M. Costigan, Senior Managing Director, SJL Shannon Legal Center Management

When: Friday, September 27th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Pelzer Classroom

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY WITH ALUMNI

-Opportunity to learn about different practice areas-

When: Friday, September 27th, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm, First Floor Hallway and Atrium

Some of the employers represented by alumni participating in table talk sessions with students:

Indiana Attorney General

JP Morgan

Mayer Brown

Jenner & Block

Penn State University Department of Athletics

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

Indiana Department of Child Services

Ohio Attorney General

Volkswagen Group of America

UAW Legal Services Plan

Sidley Austin


BRUSH UP ON YOUR INTERVIEW SKILLS WITH A MOCK INTERVIEW

Interview slots still available!

Monday, September 23, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  (Strategy Posting 3816)


INTERNSHIPS USA

www.internships-usa.com

Search internship opportunities by category (international affairs, women’s rights, sports, education, environmental, federal agencies, human rights, law and policy, and corporate.)

New Username and Password –    Username: ValpoLaw                                Password: Valp201314

BAR ASSOCIATION RECEPTION

Thursday, September 26, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Atrium

Meet representatives from a number of state and local bar associations and learn about how you can become involved and expand your network.

UPCOMING OPEN HOUSES

1Ls – September 16th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  (Sign up for meeting with your Career Advisor)

3Ls – September 18th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Any 2L who missed the 2L Open on Aug. 28th should stop by the Career Planning suite and pick up a copy of “An Insider’s Guide to Interviewing”

CAREER PLANNING WALK-IN HOURS

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.

EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS CONFERENCE AND CAREER FAIR

Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26

Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
(Crystal City metro on Yellow and Blue lines)

Would you like to connect with public interest employers from all across the country and meet fellow, public interest-minded students, graduates and practitioners in the field? Then the Equal Justice Works Annual Conference and Career Fair is the event for you. With more than 115 public interest employers, 1,200 public interest law students and workshops to help you start down the path to your public interest career, you won’t want to miss it.

To participate, register on-line by September 12th -

http://equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair/students


Information on Judge Advocate General Recruiting for Army, Marines and Air Force

1.  Army JAG – Active Duty & Reserve Careers

LiveChat w/ Army JAG Officers

On-line, via YouTube & Twitter, and chat with United States Army JAG Corps officers about unique internships and job opportunities to serve your country and become a LAWYER, OFFICER and LEADER

in the world’s best Army.

Thursday,  September  12,  3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.  (Active Duty & Reserve Careers)

Army JAG’s instructions and links to the broadcast will be published on its website, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages shortly before the scheduled event: http://www.jagcnet.army.mil/jaro

2. Army JAG – 2L Summer Internship Program

Go to – http://www.goarmy.com/jag/summer-intern-program.html

On-line application deadline is Friday, November 1st

3. Marine JAG – Informational Session for 1L students

Table Talk Session with U.S. Marine Captain Fletcher Marks

Wednesday, September 11th

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Career Planning Suite

4. Marine JAG – Active Duty Careers (2Ls, 3Ls)

On Campus interview with Recruiter on Wednesday, September 11th

Submit resume in Strategy by September 10th (Posting #3862)

5. Air Force JAG – 2L Summer Internship Program

On-campus Interview with Recruiter on September 22

Submit resume in Strategy by September 18th  (Posting # 3863)