Career Planning Center’s Weekly Events

Greetings from your Career Advising Team. We’re excited to share with you the recruiting and networking activities for the weeks of (1/14/13 – 1/20/13).If you have any questions about your job search strategy, cover letters/resumes, or other recruiting and networking concerns, please feel free to schedule an appointment with an advisor in the Career Planning Center by calling 219-465-7814 or visiting the CPC in suite 131.

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.


Extern Employers, Campus Interviews for SUM 2013, FALL or SPR externs – VGI dates – APPLY NOW as the positions fill up fast and you don’t want to miss out!

EMPLOYER                                      Deadline to apply        Sched ID         Job ID
Porter Sup Ct. 2 – Alexa                    1/18/13                        185                  2717
Porter Sup Ct. 3 – Jent                       1/18/13                        176                  2637
No. IN Fed Defender                          1/21/13                        191                  2718
U.S. Attorney’s Office                         1/24/13                        184                  2651
IN State Police                                      1/28/13                        192                  2722
Porter County Prosecutor               1/28/13                        182                  2641
Lake Co. Pub Defender                      2/14/13                        189                  2719

1L – Reminder:  You MUST have a mock interview to qualify for an interview with any of these employers who visit campus.  You ALSO must have your job search documents approved in Strategy to be eligible. Sign up today!  See Lisa Cannon if you have questions. Next year’s extern positions are filled VERY early – don’t miss out. Be sure to update all your Strategy application materials and have them approved in time to apply!

Externship Spring 2013 Orientation

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 – Mon., Jan. 14 at 11:00 am in Heritage courtoom 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. See Lisa Cannon if you have questions.

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

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.