Securities & Exchange Commission: 2010 Summer Internship Program

The SEC recently opened the application process for 2L applicants to its 2010 summer internship program. These internships give law students the unique opportunity of joining the SEC on the front lines of a rapidly-changing financial regulatory system. Interested students can learn more about available opportunities online. Students have the opportunity to work for ten weeks during the summer at the Commission’s Washington, DC headquarters or in one of its 11 regional offices nationwide including: New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco.  The application for 2L students is now open. The application for 1L students will open in December.

The SEC is charged with the important mission of protecting investors; maintaining fair, orderly and efficient markets; and facilitating capital formation, a mission made that much more important in light of market developments over the past year. For specific information about the SEC (who they are and what they do), visit their website .

Career Services Newsletter for 2Ls & 3Ls: October 13, 2009

1. Government Honors & Internship Handbook Updates
2. Government Honors & Internship Handbook – Various State Program Updates
3. U.S. Attorney’s Office, Charlotte, NC Continue reading »

Using Informational Interviews to Help Your Job Search

Many of the Career Services programs this semester have emphasized the value of informational interviews in a job search.  They can be a valuable source of information about a practice area/career path or the job market in a given geographic area.  An article posted on today offers practical advice for those who wish to conduct informational interviews.  Read the article to find out why they are important, what you should ask, how to arrange them and how to prepare.

Want to learn more about the Patent Bar Exam?

The WF Intellectual Property Law Association and the Office of Career Services are teaming up to present a one-hour program for students who might be interested in Patent law on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 12:00  noon in Room 1302. Guest speaker John M. White has been preparing applicants for the Patent Bar Exam since 1988 and is the Director of Patent Professional Development at PLI.

Please register to attend by submitting an RSVP in the Events section of Symplicity by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9TH!  Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP, but please bring your own drink. Continue reading »

US Attorney's Office in Charlotte

Were you inspired by the guest speaker at the program on US Attorney’s Offices, co-sponsored by the Criminal Law Roundtable and the Office of Career Services on Monday, September 28?  Students interested in applying with the US Attorney’s office in Charlotte should send a hard copy of their resume, cover letter, transcript (if available) and a brief writing sample. The application deadline for 2Ls is December 1st and February 1st for 1Ls. (1Ls may begin applying after Dec. 1). Applications should be send via US Mail to:
Kevin Zolot
Gang Coordinator & OCDETF
Assistant United States Attorney
227 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Career Services Newsletter for 2Ls & 3Ls: October 2, 2009

1. Presidential Management Fellows Program – (3Ls) Application period October 1-15, 2009
2. Upcoming 3L Government Honors Deadlines
3. Upcoming 2L Government Honors Deadlines
4. Government Honors & Internship – SEC’s Summer Honors Law Program
5. Reminder: Resume Collect deadline in Symplicity, Friday, October 9, 2009 at 12:00 noon
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Career Services Newsletter for 2Ls & 3Ls: September 24, 2009

1. Community Legal Services, Inc.
2. N.C. State Government Internship Program
3. Presidential Management Fellows Program – PMF (3Ls) Application period Oct. 1-5, 2009
4. Job Opportunity with the Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
5. Building a Professional Network: Presentation & Reception – Reminder to RSVP by Friday, October 2
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Career Services Newsletter for 2Ls & 3Ls: September 18, 2009

1. Upcoming 3L Deadline for Government Honors
2. Upcoming 2L Deadline for Government Honors
3. Law Student Scholarship: The Richard Linn American Inn of Court
4. 2010-2011 HUD Legal Honors Program
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Presidential Management Fellows Program – application period Oct. 1-15, 2009

The purpose of the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is to attract to the Federal service outstanding men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs.  Application to the PMF Class of 2010 will open October 1-15, 2009, via a vacancy announcement on and as a link under the “How to Apply\PMF Application” section of the PMF website . (If you plan to apply for this program, please notify Dean Ron Wright.)

Eligible students are encouraged to create an account on to build their online resume. During the application process, applicants will be required to link their USAJOBS online resume to their application.  Additional information can be found under the “How to Apply\Program and Application Overview” and “How to Apply\Frequently Asked Questions” sections of this website.

Building a Professional Network: Presentation & Reception

Do you want to meet a group of friendly Wake Law alumni who are interested in your success as a law student? Join us on Friday, October 9, 2009 from 4:00 – 5:30 pm for a brief presentation on networking followed by a reception with the Law Board of Visitors!  The event will start with a 30-minute presentation on how to achieve success in networking for job search and business development efforts. Hear their stories and get tips for common networking scenarios – making introductions, working a room, gracefully exiting a conversation, and finding ways to build a connection.
Guest speakers:
          Stephen R. Berlin (’81, JD ’84) – Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
          Joseph Venable Green (JD ’76) – KeyBridge Capital Advisor LLC
          Charles E. Trefzger (JD ’84) – Third Street Management LLC

Following the presentation, students are invited to attend a joint reception with alumni who are meeting at the Law School that day. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet alumni who have invested themselves in helping the Law School and its students succeed! You can find the 2009 roster of Law Board of Visitors online .

To attend, please RSVP in Symplicity by this Friday, October 2nd
so that reception details can be finalized.
This event is part of the Professional Development Series
presented by the Dean’s Office and the Office of Career Services.