Career Planning Center’s Weekly Events

Top 5 Jobs and/or Scheduled Interviews

Job ID# Sched ID# Employer Location Job Title Preferred Class
2718 191 Northern IN Federal Community Defender Hammond, IN Externs – Sum, Fall & Spring 1L, 2L
2717 185 Porter Superior Court #2 (Judge Alexa) Valparaiso, IN Externs-Sum, Fall & Spring 1L, 2L
2637 176 Porter Superior Court #3 (Judge Jent) Portage, IN Externs – Sum, Fall & Spring 1L, 2L
2644 183 Porter Superior Court # 6 (Judge Thode) Portage, IN Externs- Sum, Fall & Spring 1L, 2L
2651 184 U.S. Attorney’s Office Hammond, IN Extern, Summer 1L, 2L

To view these and other opportunities, please login to your Strategy recruiting account.  If you would like to discuss your job search with a Career Advisor, please contact the Career Planning Center at:  219-465-7814 or visit the CPC in suite 131.

Externship Spring 2013

If you have been selected for a SPRING 2013 externship, please review the FAQ section of the law externship website and confirm that you are properly registered in DataVU to obtain the academic credit.  Please attend the mandatory orientation below that fits your extern selection.

SPRING 2013 Extern Orientation dates:

Non-Judicial – Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 11:00 a.m., in Heritage courtroom with Professor Cichowski.

State Judicial – Thursday, Jan. 17 at 11:00 a.m., in (room TBA) with Professor Vance.

Attendance is mandatory and the Spring 2013 externship syllabi will be distributed. Please attend dressed in professional business attire as photos will be taken of externs for the Leaders in Law board to be updated for Spring 2013.  See Lisa Cannon if you have questions.

The Summer Public Interest Job Search – Free Webinar Series

Expert Tips on Cover Letters, Resumes, Interviewing, and Networking

This two-part webinar series, co-sponsored by NALP and Equal Justice Works, will provide law students and counselors with insight on the key elements of the summer public-interest job application process. Attorneys with years of application review experience will highlight do’s and don’ts; explain how and why public interest application materials may substantively differ from law firm materials; and explore the dynamics of personal interactions in interviews and networking situations. While the webinars will focus on the public interest job search, the information is applicable to all postgraduate positions.

· The first webinar will focus on Cover Letters and Resumes on Tuesday, January 15, noon Eastern. Register here:

· The second webinar will focus on Interviewing and Networking on Tuesday, January 22, noon Eastern. Register here:

Summer Public Interest Stipend Applications

Applications for 2013 Summer Public Interest Stipend awards are now available in the Resource Library in Strategy.  Please thoroughly read the program requirements contained at the end of the application as some of the requirements have changed.  Completed applications must be submitted to Robyn Rucker in the Career Planning Suite by Friday, April 12, 2013 at 5pm.

Spring Mock Interview Program

Being interviewed are activities that require attention and practice. Make sure you have prepared for your next interview by asking and answering questions. Participating in a mock interview gives you a chance to receive valuable feedback and tips for having a successful interview.

*Important Note – In order to participate in resume collects or Spring 2013 on-campus interviews for Summer, Fall or Spring externships, all students must participate in a mock interview first. Employers begin to visit campus in late January and early February.

Sign up on Strategy to participate in one of the following mock interview dates and follow the directions. Mock Interview Program is open to all students.


Friday, January 18 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                (Job # 2628/ Schedule ID #  174)

Wednesday, January 23 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.         (Job # 2629 / Schedule ID # 172)

Friday, January 25 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                 (Job #2360/ Schedule ID # 175)

Monday, February 4 from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.                  (Job # 2631/ Schedule ID # 173)

**1L Note – Completing a Mock Interview fulfills VOLT Milestone 11

Upcoming CPC Events


16                   1L CPC Open House (10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

31                   3L CPC Open House (10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)


6                      2L Open House (10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

12                    Externship Expo

25                    Etiquette Dinner (5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)​