Career Planning Center’s Weekly Events

(2/18/12 – 2/24/12)

Top 5 Jobs

Job ID# Employer Location Job Title Preferred Class
2819 Human Rights First Washington DC Summer Intern 1L, 2L
2820 Indiana Legal Services, Migrant Farmworker Law Center Indianapolis Summer Intern 1L, 2L
2831 Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF) Chicago Summer Intern 1L, 2L
2844 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chicago Summer Extern 2013 1L, 2L
2846 Chicago Board of Education Chicago Summer Extern 2013 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.

Student registration for the 2013 Patent Law Interview Program is currently open and closes on Monday, March 4th.

This is a nationwide interview program that targets patent law employers, rising 2L and 3L students, and students in Intellectual Property LLM programs. The program will be August 1 and August 2 in Chicago. Students with undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering or a technical science should consider registering for the program. You do not need to be patent bar eligible to register. For more information on the program and to register, please refer to the program website at

Please direct questions to Kim Kass @

Webinar: Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) – “Going In-House – Tips for a Successful Transition to Corporate Counsel.”

On February 19, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., EDT, the Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) is sponsoring a Webinar panel titled “Going In-House – Tips for a Successful Transition to Corporate Counsel.” This panel is directed to law students and lawyers. The panel will explore the transition to corporate counsel by: Lesley Boveri, Senior IP Attorney, IP Compliance and Transactions, SAP; Yoncha Kundupoglu, Director, Licensing In Technicolor; Tiep Nguyen, Director, FMSA Patent Center (FPC), Fujitsu Mgmt Services of America, Inc.; Juan Otero, Corporate Counsel and Secretary, Energy Revovery, Inc.; Aurelia Flores Roch, Senior Counsel, Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC); Jim Zeng, IP Compliance Counsel for Asia Pacific, SAP. Students can participate in the program by “dialing in” (for more information on how to participate, please see the forwarded information below).

Students are also encouraged to join the FCBA at ( The FCBA is the national organization for the bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington DC. We sponsor numerous intellectual property law related programs relevant to law students and award scholarships. We also hold a national conference every year and publish articles through the Federal Circuit Bar Journal and FCBA Newsletter. Notably, all of our webinars are now offered for free to members. And, students may join the FCBA for free.

Participation for law students is free, however registration is required. Use link above or contact Andrew Hunter, for student groups interested in FREE internet participation.

Please feel free to contact:

Mike Mireles,
Co-Chair, Diversity Committee
Professor of Law
University of the Pacific
McGeorge School of Law
Sacramento, CA

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!


Distinguished Alumni Series: The Career Planning Center presents – Rudy Beese

Wednesday, February 20, 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Presentation in Ulbricht

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Luncheon in Brassfield

The Career Planning Center presents: Rudy Beese ’82. Partner, SNR Denton LLP, Kansas City, MO. Practice areas: Corporate Law, Energy Law, Real Estate Law, Construction Law.

Mr. Beese advises management and administration on a variety of complex international transactional, development and finance matters.

Sign up in Strategy:

Join us for Practice Tracks

Thursday, February 21, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Practice Tracks is an evening of informational interviewing and networking. Attorneys, including some Valpo Law graduates, representing approximately 50 different practice areas will be at the Chicago Bar Association to meet students and discuss their areas of expertise.

Location:  Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, Illinois

Attire:  Business Casual

If you have any questions, please contact Robyn Rucker in the Career Planning Center at