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Tips for Succeeding this Summer at a Government Internship

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a panel discussion composed of public service employers discussing the problems that arise with their interns during the summer.  Based on the discussion, here are a few tips to help you succeed and make a positive impression during your summer working at a state or federal agency. Change of mindset – Realize that even as an  Continue Reading »

The Etiquette of Business Cards

As you prepare for your summer job or permanent employment after graduation, the use and etiquette of business cards becomes important.  Exchanging business cards with attorneys you meet in professional or social settings is a great way to interact and continue to connect. The Career Development Office has a template on the computer in the Resource Room that  Continue Reading »

Landing a Summer Position

Spring break is over and summer is looming closer. Students still looking to land a summer position are starting to feel stressed.  Relax, there is still time to locate a great experience for the summer.   Consider these five tips: 1)  Utilize your resources.  Make an appointment to visit the Career Development Office; your adviser is there to  Continue Reading »

Consider a Shortridge Loan

Are you considering an unpaid experience this summer with a government agency?  Are you looking at volunteering for legal aid or another not-for-profit organization?  Have you been offered a position with a prosecutor or a public defender?  If so, you may want to consider applying for a Shortridge Loan. Due to a generous gift from the  Continue Reading »

Interview Questions to Ask That Set You Apart

During an interview, the employer always asks, “Do you have any questions for me?”  Most students are aware that it is very important to have questions ready to ask, and prepare questions in advance for that purpose.  What students may not know is that most interview questions that the interviewee asks fall into two categories, “me-focused” and “you-focused”  Continue Reading »

Expo Checklist

The Small Firm and Public Interest Expo is over and you had the opportunity to talk with many different employers from state and federal agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and small firms.  How can you leverage the contacts you made?  Here is a checklist to assist you: Organize your information:  You will have business cards and possibly brochures  Continue Reading »