The Office of Career Planning Weekly Events

July 15-28

Top 5 Jobs

Job ID# Employer Location Job Title Preferred Class
3415 Office of the Governor – IllinoisDeadline:  12/31/2013 Chicago, IL Pro Bono Legal Intern 2Ls, 3Ls
2633 Barnes & Thornburg LPDeadline: 8/13/2013 Indianapolis and South Bend 2014 Summer Associate 2Ls
3266 May Oberfell LorberDeadline: 9/4/2013 Mishawaka 2014 Summer Associate 2Ls
3285 Cook County State’s Attorney’s OfficeDeadline: 8/13/2013 Chicago Assistant State’s Attorney 3Ls
3284 Indiana Attorney GeneralDeadline: 9/3/2013 Indianapolis 2014 Summer Law Clerk or Pro Bono Intern 2Ls



If you are seeking to complete an externship next year, it may be helpful to review the Frequently Asked Questions about the Extern Program at


FALL 2013 Externships posted in Strategy – Employers are now seeking to fill Fall 2013 extern positions.   Check the Job Postings and Apply Now!

Chicago Park District – #3300 – apply by 8/1

Cook Co. State’s Attorney – #3297 – apply by 8/1

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – #3308 – apply by 8/1

Illinois Attorney General – #3323 – apply by 8/5

Internal Revenue Service – #3391 – apply by 7/31

Porter County Dept. of Child Services – #3298 – apply by 8/1


Etiquette Tip of the Week

Pondering the Permanent Image

Summer is wedding season and while this etiquette instructor’s expertise is business and not wedding etiquette, she does have advice for those in business attending weddings. When the photographer comes around, put your beverage down.  Being photographed with beverage in hand is poor form.

Also, please ponder what any of your actions might look like immortalized on a cell phone video that goes viral on the web or cable news.  Rethink the strategy of shoving everyone out of the way and putting your heels through the backs of the fallen in your conquest for the bridal bouquet or showing too much enthusiasm during the removal of the garter ceremony (which, if I did do wedding etiquette, I would tell people not to do, because it’s crass.)

It’s not just weddings. When you are attending a business seminar and the zany, pumped up keynote speaker is urging you on stage to take part in some embarrassing skit or don some wacky costume or shake your booty like you have never shaken it before — which we all know is an important strategy for team building or strategic planning — consider, “Is this a side of me I need the world to see?”

For better and for worse, cameras on phones and digital devices have changed everything.


Health Care Law Networking Event

The Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys (IAHA) Membership Committee is sponsoring a complimentary panel discussion and networking event intended to provide useful guidance for interviewing and finding and landing internships, clerkships and paid positions in a challenging job market.  Our panelists—an esteemed group of attorneys whose careers span various healthcare sectors—will provide guidance to help attendees maximize each networking opportunity, interview and point of contact.

When: Thursday, August 8, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


McDermott Will & Emery

227 West Monroe Street

Chicago, IL


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