Welcome Back! Hope you had a wonderful break and are ready to dive in to your classes this semester.  Starting this week, the Career Development Office is prepared to bring you many exciting events this semester. 

On Wednesday, January 22nd at 1:00 to 1:50, join attorneys from small and mid-sized firms for a panel discussion regarding interview tips and hints at “Interviewing Skills:  Small Firm Edition”.  This workshop is designed primarily for 1Ls, but all students are welcome to attend.  First year law students are required to attend one of the interviewing programs that have been and will be offered to participate in OCI (On-Campus Interviewing).  Check Symplicity for upcoming programs, including the final interview program on Jan. 29, and be sure to RSVP for Wednesday’s program.  Not only is it too good to miss, but pizza will be provided!

While the panelists are on campus for the 1:00 workshop, they will also be conducting mock interviews.  Sign-up to hone your interviewing skills with a small firm attorney through Symplicity.  This will give you the opportunity to test your interview suit, practice your skills, and  hear and respond to questions from a real employer who actually hires Mizzou Law students!  This is an excellent way to build your confidence, make connections with attorneys, and strengthen your interviewing skills. 

On Friday, January 24th at 2:00 in the Courtroom, the Criminal Law Society and the Career Development Office are co-sponsoring “Hiring Practices in Criminal Law”.  Join us for an informative discussion surrounding the hiring practices, preferences, deadlines, prospects, etc. in various criminal agencies throughout Missouri.  Students will hear from Richard Callahan, US Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri; Jason Lamb, Executive Director of the Missouri Office of Prosecution Services; Joe Schlotzhauer, Intern mentor for the MO Attorney General’s Office; and a representative from the Federal Public Defender.  Be sure to RSVP to attend this exciting new event!  As a bonus, Career Component or Professional Perspectives credit will be available.