Equal Justice Works Career Fair & Conference – deadline to apply extended

The deadline to apply to employers participating in the EJW Career Fair has been extended to Monday, Sept. 14 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.  Some positions still reflected the original deadline this morning, but has since been fixed. Please remember that the deadline for uploading all resumes and accompanying materials is 11:59 pm EDT today.  Technical assistance will only be available until 5:00 pm EDT today.    Visit the EJW website for more information and links to register for the Career Fair & Conference.

Changes to FBI Hiring Plans

We have just learned that the FBI will not hire new entrants into its Summer 2010 Honors & Summer 2010 Volunteer Internship Programs (although they are re-hiring 2009′s program participants). Instead, the office will concentrate its efforts on hiring 400+ professional staff entry-level positions and also new Special Agents.  They hope to have the professional staff positions posted by late September.   Watch for the most up-to-date information.

Career Fair & Conference for students interested in public interest work

Are you interested in public interest work but are having a difficult time finding job opportunities? Then you won’t want to miss out on the 2009 Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair taking place in Washington, DC on October 24 & 25, 2009. Nearly 60 employers have already registered for the Career Fair and are accepting resumes. Submit your resumes soon - the deadline to submit resumes to employers is Friday, September 11. 2009.  Go to the Equal Justice Works website to register and get information about participating employers.

“Great Career Paths You May Not Have Considered”

Have you considered all your options? While most law students pursue careers in law firms, there are many other career options available. It is easy to overlook employers who typically do not recruit through OCI. Join us on Monday, August 31 to hear from four alumni who pursued paths less traveled by law students – in government positions/fellowships, state/specialty court clerkships and solo practice. These panelists will share their stories and offer advice for pursuing a position in their area. Resources will also be provided to help you jumpstart a job search focusing on employers who do not traditionally recruit on-campus.

Guest speakers:
Susan Cheng (JD’07), Presidential Management Fellow- Dept. of Homeland Security
Clara Cottrell (JD’07), former clerk with the NC Business Court
Samuel Feemster (JD’79), FBI Special Agent
James Tolin (JD’04), opened his own firm in Winston-Salem after law school

Date:  Monday, August 31, 2009
Time: 12:00 – 12:50 pm
Location: Room 1312
Please register to attend by submitting an RSVP in the Events section of Symplicity. (1Ls may email the Career Services Office to register since they do not yet have Symplicity accounts.)   Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP, but please bring your own drink.

Student Debt Relief Webinar

Getting Your Student Loans Forgiven: How government and nonprofit employees can earn public service loan forgiveness

A must attend for anyone with high student debt working for the government or a nonprofit, this free webinar explains how you can benefit from the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, the most significant law affecting public service in a generation.  From this interactive webinar, you will learn and be able to ask questions about:

  • How to qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  • How the new Income-Based Repayment plan works
  • How to figure out how much you can benefit

When: Monday, Aug. 17, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. EDT (4:30 p.m. CDT, 2:30 p.m. PDT)
Registration: Space is limited, so participants are required to register in advance 
Sponsored by: Equal Justice Works

Government Jobs: US Department of Justice

Below is information about opportunities for law students with the DOJ – Attorney General Honors Program, the Summer Law Intern Program, and Volunteer Legal Internships.  The application period for two of the programs is now open, with applications due by September 8, 2009 at midnight EST. Continue reading »