Career Planning Center’s Weekly Events

(12/17/12 – 12/23/12)

Top 5 Jobs

Job ID# Employer Location Job Title Preferred Class
2535 Barnes & Thornburg LLP Chicago Summer Associate 2L
2616 Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven A. David Indianapolis Judicial Externship Spring 2013 2L, 3L
2619 The City of Chicago Department of Law Chicago 2013 Spring Extern 2L, 3L
2573 Chicago Board of Education Chicago 2013 Spring Extern Prefer 3L, will consider 2L
2633, 2634 Barnes & Thornburg LLP Indianapolis and South Bend Summer Associate 1L

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.

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 5:00 p.m.

Mock Interviews

Don’t miss a chance to sharpen your interviewing skills during our upcoming spring semester Mock Interviews!

Let’s face it, the idea of interviewing for employment can make even the most confident person a little anxious. Participating in a mock interview gives you a chance to receive valuable feedback and tips for having a successful interview.

* 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.


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)

*While the Mock Interview Program is open to all students, first-year students are highly encouraged to participate.

Etiquette Tip of the Week

As anyone who throws parties will tell you, one of the challenges is a gap as wide as the Grand Canyon in the understanding of the letters, “R.S.V.P.”

R.S.V.P. stands for the French “respondez s’il vous plait” meaning, “Please respond,” as in whether you plan to attend or not attend the event. It does not mean “Regrets only.”  If you are throwing the party, using “Regrets only” is regrettable, because it assumes rude people who never respond will be there.  (“Honey, why do we have so much left over shrimp dip?”)

Respond to an email invite by email. Respond to a phone invite by phone. Respond to a formal invite through the postal mail by a written reply through the postal mail, using a fold-over note.

In your response, say, “I am replying…” not “I am”  (Which does not have a nice ring to it, in any case.)

It is rude to ask your host or hostess, “Who else will be there?” as it implies that accepting or rejecting the invite is contingent on there being people more important to you than the one throwing the party. (No one likes to feel like a tuna sandwich to a person who prefers grilled salmon.)

Try to respond to an invitation as soon as you know you are able to attend…not at the last minute, because you have been holding out for a better offer.  Once committed to an event, stick to it, even if the better offer does come.  There are certain parties, such as an open house, where you may pop in, then leave to attend another party.  But you may not leap up in the middle of a dinner party and announce, “I have somewhere else I have to be!” (I’m so popular!) If an emergency arises, contact your host or hostess and let them know you will be unable to attend.

Count on people who don’t respond to an invite just showing up.  Have enough food and a little flexibility — because it would be difficult to suddenly shut off the lights and have all of your guests hit the deck and pretend like they are not there. The next time, you can leave non-responders off your invite list.

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FCBA Foundation Now Accepting Applications for Funding of Unpaid Communications-Related Legal Internships

For the 20th consecutive year, the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) Foundation will award stipends to law students from its Chairman Robert E. Lee Scholarship and Internship Fund.  In 2013, the Foundation will award several stipends to law students employed as unpaid summer interns in positions with the FCC and other Federal, state and local government agencies with a connection to the communications industry (i.e., broadcasting, cable television, telephony, satellite, wireless, and information technology).

In addition, the Foundation will select one outstanding intern among those chosen to receive an additional stipend for the summer—the “Max Paglin Award.”  Mr. Paglin was the former General Counsel and Executive Director of the FCC, and the founder of the Golden Jubilee Commission on Telecommunications, which compiled a definitive legislative history of the Communications Act.

Requirements: Applicants will be selected on the basis of: (1) a demonstrated interest in the communications field, (2) having secured or having pending, an unpaid summer position (internship) for at least eight weeks in communications with a Federal, state or local government agency with a connection to the communications industry, (3) dependence on financial assistance in order to accept the unpaid internship in a government agency or entity involved in communications; and, (4) community activities.  To the extent a recipient receives unanticipated funding for the unpaid internship, the FCBA Foundation’s general policy is to reduce its scholarship awards by any amount that a recipient’s total funding (including all sources) for the internship would otherwise exceed $7,000.

Applications for internship funding should be submitted to Kerry Loughney, FCBA Foundation, 1020 19th Street, NW, Suite 325, Washington, DC 20036 or  Applications must be emailed or post-marked by Wednesday, March 13, 2013.  Applicants may be asked to interview with members of the Foundation Board; interviews may be conducted by telephone.  Winners will be notified by Monday, April 15, 2013.

To view the application, go to: