The Office of Career Planning Weekly Events

9/ 2 –9/ 8

Top 5 Jobs

Job ID# Employer Location Job Title Preferred Class
3821 U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor Washington DC Honors Attorney ProgramApply by 9/5 3L
3832 Hammond Legal Aid Hammond, IN Pro Bono InternApply by 9/9 2L, 3L
3818 Thiros & Stracci Merrillville, IN Law ClerkApply by 9/9 2L
3822 Lake County Public Defender Crown Point, IN Spring 2014 Externapply by 9/22 2L,3L
3803 Circuit Court – 17th Judicial Circuit Arlington, VA Post-Graduate Judicial Clerkshipapply by 9/14 3L

VOLT is Live for All Students!

The Valparaiso Online Law Tracker (VOLT) mobile tool is designed to help students stay on task with their career planning activities. VOLT provides each student, (depending on class year) with a sequence of career planning steps. VOLT connects students to Strategy, LinkedIn, the Law School’s Calendar of Events, and the Law Connection e-Newsletter.

To get started on using this mobile tool, go to:

(To log into VOLT use the same username and password that you use to log into Strategy)

New Career Resource for Students

JD Careers Out There

Career Planning has purchased JD Careers Out There, a new video resource for students. Through this resource students will have access to career advice from lawyers and non-practicing attorneys presented in a video format.  To sign up for access to this very valuable resource go to –

We are interested in student feedback on this new resource. Any and all comments welcome.

Career Planning Staff

(219) 465-7814

Professional Development Day Speaker

Part of Valparaiso Law’s Professionalism Series events

Topic: Self-Assessment – A Powerful Career Tool

Presenter: Diane M. Costigan, Senior Managing Director, SJL Shannon Legal Center Management

When: Friday, September 27, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Pelzer Classroom

Professional Development Day

Opportunity for students to learn about different practice areas.

When: Friday, September 27, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., First Floor Hallway and Atrium

Some of the employers represented by alumni participating in table talk sessions with students:

Indiana Attorney General

JP Morgan

Mayer Brown

Jenner & Block

Penn State University Department of Athletics

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

Indiana Department of Child Services

Ohio Attorney General

Volkswagen Group of America

UAW Legal Services Plan

Sidley Austin

Brush Up On Your Interview Skills with a Mock Interview

Interview slots still available

Thursday, September 5, 7:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. (Strategy Posting 3806)


Monday, September 23, 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.  (Strategy Posting 3816)

Internships USA

Search internship opportunities by category (international affairs, women’s rights, sports, education, environmental, federal agencies, human rights, law and policy, and corporate.)

New Username and Password –    Username: ValpoLaw                  Password: Valp201314

Bar Association Reception

Thursday, September 26, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Law School Atrium

Meet representatives from a number of state and local bar associations and learn about how you can become involved and expand your network.

Upcoming Open Houses

1Ls – September 16, 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m., (Sign up for meeting with your Career Advisor)

3Ls – September 18, 10:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.

Any 2L who missed the 2L Open House on Aug. 28th should stop by the Career Planning suite and pick up a copy of “An Insider’s Guide to Interviewing”

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. to 10:00 a.m.

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

Fridays – 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair

Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26

Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
(Crystal City metro on Yellow and Blue lines)

Would you like to connect with public interest employers from all across the country and meet fellow, public interest-minded students, graduates and practitioners in the field? Then the Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the event for you. With more than 115 public interest employers, 1,200 public interest law students and workshops to help you start down the path to your public interest career, you won’t want to miss it.

To participate, register on-line by September 12