The Office of Career Planning Weekly Events

8/26 – 9/2


*(Top 5 Jobs chart does not include Recruiting Postings)

Job ID# Employer Location Job Title Preferred Class
3820 U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of IN Hammond, IN Spring 2014 ExternApply by 9/9 2L, 3L
3807 National Railway Equipment Co. Dixmoor, IL Part-time school year Law Clerk    Apply by 9/15 2L, 3L
3814 U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of IL Chicago Spring 2014 ExternApply by 9/30 2L, 3L
3815 Pacific Legal Foundation Sacramento, CA Post-Graduate Fellowshipapply by 10/31 3L
3808 The Evan Guthrie Law Firm Charleston, SC (virtual) Student Editor and Contributorapply by 12/31 2L, 3L



Apply via Strategy; chart last updated 8/15/2013

3596 Burke Costanza & Carberry Merrillville, IN 2014 Summer Law Clerk   (2L) On-Campus Interviews at Valparaiso Law on September 20 Apply by August 29
3588 Carson Boxberger LLP Fort Wayne, IN 2014 Summer Associate (2L) Resume Collect Apply by August 30
3284 Indiana Attorney General’s Office Indianapolis, IN 2014 Summer Law Clerk (2L) On-Campus Interviews at Valparaiso Law on September 24 Apply by September 3
3266 May Oberfell Lorber Mishawaka, IN Summer 2014 Associate   (2L) On-Campus Interviews at Valparaiso Law onSeptember 19 Apply by September 4
3590 Bodman PLC Detroit, MI 2014 Summer Associate (2L) Resume Collect Apply by September 9
3589 Bamberger, Foreman, Oswald & Hahn, LLP Evansville, IN 2014 Summer Associate (2L) Resume Collect Apply by September 15
3759 Gutwein Law Lafayette, IN 2014 Summer Associates (2L3L Entry Level


Resume Collect Apply by September 13
3818 Thiros & Stracci, Merrillville, IN Law Clerk2L Resume Collect Apply by September 9


Career Planning Open Houses

Career Planning would like to cordially invite all students to the annual Open House for their class year

2Ls – August 28th from 10:00 to Noon

1Ls – September 16th from 10:00 to Noon

3Ls – September 18th from 10:00 to Noon


Government Agency
Career Expo

Wednesday, August 28 | 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Chicago Bar Association, Second Floor – Corboy Room

Meet prospective employers from local, state, and federal government agencies through one-on-one interaction.

The Government Agency Career Expo allows local, state and federal agencies to meet with public-service-minded students who are interested in careers in government. Employers demonstrate their distinctive qualities and highlight the work being done on behalf of county and state residents. Students may ask questions about opportunities and learn how to market themselves to government employers.

List of Confirmed Employers Include: 

Chicago Park District
City of Chicago
Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office
Illinois Department of Human Services
Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
U.S. Department of Labor–Employee Benefits Security Administration
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  (HUD)
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


Career Planning Walk-In Hours

While walk-ins are welcome in the Career Planning suite, we cannot always guarantee that someone will be available to speak with students since many students have pre-arranged sessions with our staff. However, we can assure students that this year we will have specific times designated each week when an advisor will definitely be on call to respond to students. Here is the schedule of designated times:

Mondays and Tuesdays – 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Wednesdays and Thursdays – 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fridays – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


Etiquette Tip of the Week from the Culture and Manners Institute

Perfecting Your Passing Game

You are walking down the hallway of your workplace, across your campus at school or just down the street in your neighborhood.  Someone is coming from the other direction.  Just as they are about to pass, you:

1) Look off in another direction

2) Look down at your cell phone which is glued to your hand at all times.
3) Make eye contact, smile and say, “Hello” or “Good morning” (or afternoon or evening.)

Ding, ding, ding…the correct answer is 3).

Maybe they say, “Hello” back. Maybe they haven’t had their coffee and just grunt, “-Lo” or “Mornin-” (That’s okay – take it and run.)

What if they say nothing?  Maybe they are stuck up. But try not to assume the worst of others. They might be painfully shy, preoccupied, have cultural reasons for avoiding eye contact, be completely focused on getting from point A to point B, have earbuds on under their hair, or not be used to anyone ever acknowledging them or saying, “Hello.”

A simple act of making eye contact and greeting someone in passing is validation for that person. Validate early and often.