September 30, 2011

Next Week in LCS- September 30th

Don't forget that many events and jobs are posted to Symplicity every single week! When you are booking out your calendar every week, look a couple of weeks out so you don't miss RSVPs or out on positions that employers have us pull early because they've already received enough applications. 

If you'd like to take part in our our Social Media Check-In Promotion, check out the full details in Symplicity Document Library. Just update your status on any medium or check-in to our office on FourSquare, then show tha check-in to our student worker, and you'll be eligible to enter our monthly drawing for various professional development prizes.

CBA Meetings for Next Week- Week of October 3rd

This schedule was generated on September 29, 2011. View most recent list.

October 3

·         Federal Taxation, Practice & Procedure Division E (IL MCLE Credit)
Valerie Reeves, IRS, trends in federal criminal tax investigations.

·         Real Property Law, Construction Law & Mechanic's Lien Subc (IL MCLE Credit)The State of the Mechanics Lien Section and Chancery Division.

September 28, 2011

Quick Job Tips

One of the best pieces of advice that I ever received was that job seekers and those engaged in fundraising and business development activities need to schedule in the time for the job search.  In law school, that means 2-4 hours per week.  What you do with that time will vary -- research, applying, networking, updating your materials.  So you only have 15 minutes today to devote to your job search? Try these 10 Job Search Tips that Take Less Than One Minute and check out 20-Minute Job Search: How to Find a Job When You Don’t Have the Time. Though according to my mother (who is nearly always right), you have the time - you just have to use it more wisely!

CBA Upcoming CLE

More Information and opportunities can be found on the FULL CLE Schedule, which includes Committee Meetings offering CLE opportunities.  

 September 27th

5th Annual Executive Compensation Institute (5.75 IL MCLE Credit)
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.$200 Member/$320 Nonmember/$150 Gov't Member

Calendar Tips -- College of Law Calendar

Did you know that you can subscribe to receive  a weekly update from the College of Law's Event calendar

It gives you detailed information about that week's events as well as a preview to the following week.  Look for these kinds of features on any electronic calendars and newsletters that you use regularly to help you track upcoming events.

September 26, 2011

2Ls: Upcoming Government/Honors Deadlines

The following government programs have 2L deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2011-12 Government Honors & Internship Handbook (login/password located in the Symplicity Announcements).
General Programs
·         Texas Attorney General – Law Clerk Program (Spring, Summer & Fall) (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/11)

 Spring Programs
·         Department of Education – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline Rolling, but preferred by October)

3Ls/4Ls/JLCs: Upcoming Government Honors Deadlines

The following government programs have 3L deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2011-12 Government Honors & Internship Handbook (login/password located in the Symplicity Announcements).
Permanent Positions
·         Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - 2012 Legal Division Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 09/30/11)
·         Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Atomic Safety & Licensing Board Panel Judicial law  Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 09/30/11)
·         U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Office of General Counsel General Counsel’s Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 10/01/11)
·         New York County District Attorney’s Office – Assistant District Attorney Program (Paid, Deadline Rolling by 10/01/11)
·         Nuclear  Regulatory Commission – Office of General Counsel Honor Law Graduate Program (Paid, Deadline 10/01/11)

CBA Upcoming Special Events

Here is a listing of some Upcoming Special Events at the CBA. Visit the CBA Homepage for more events and updated listings.
  • Adopt-a-Beach - October 1
    Join the YLS Environmental Law Committee, in association with the Alliance for the Great Lakes, and participate in an Adopt-a-Beach clean-up event on October 1 from 9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Oak Street Beach, 1000 North Lake Shore Drive. Volunteers will remove litter and complete a beach health assessment form. Supplies for the clean-up will be provided. Please wear closed-toed shoes and bring water. You must preregister as a volunteer online. Email Joey Barnett with questions.

Networking Solo Pep Talk

From the etiquette professionals at the Culture and Manners Institute:

Nothing pains me more than to hear someone say, "I did not go to that event, because I did not have anyone to go with me."  Sometimes you have to go it alone.