Friday, December 17, 2010

NWPIJF Info Session

Join us for an information session and learn more about the upcoming Northwest Public Interest Job Fair. We will discuss the format of the event, important deadlines, and go over the finer points of "table talk" to help you to make the most of the experience.

Wednesday, January 19th at noon in C6.

Symetra Info Session

Attention 1Ls - each year, Symetra accepts applications from 1L students for their 1L Summer Internship Program. Position and application details will be available in January, but for now, mark your calendars for the Symetra Info Sessions. Symetra representatives will be on campus to discuss the program and to answer your questions.

Thursday, January 27th at noon, C5.

Getty Images is Hiring a Law Student

Getty Images has posted a job opening for a law student at their Fremont headquarters. Areas of work include copyright and corporate governance. See Symplicity for details. If you are interested, don't put off submitting your application.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Upcoming 1L Diversity Events

1Ls - The Diversity application period takes place very soon after the start of the Spring Semester. Be sure to keep an eye on the important events and application deadlines over the break.

If you plan to apply to a summer diversity program, be sure to mark your calendar for these upcoming events:

* Diversity 1L Student Reception at K&L Gates on Thursday, January 6.

* The Annual Diversity Fellowship Meet & Greet with individual firms will be on Tuesday, January 11 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Second Floor Gallery. The event format will feature "table talk" and an opportunity to mingle with attorneys and recruiting representatives from firms hosting a 1L summer diversity fellowship. Dress is business professional.

* Program representatives from the Puget Sound Area Minority Clerkship Program will be on campus at 5:30 on January 10 in the Second Floor Gallery to talk about the program and answer questions about the application process. Dress is business casual.

* CPD will be hosting an informal information session featuring last year's student participants in the Puget Sound Area Minority Clerkship Program on Thursday, January 13 at noon in the Courtroom. Come learn about the experience you can get in the program and the application process from people who have lived it!

For event details and application deadlines, be sure to check out our Diversity Page.

Northwest Public Interest Job Fair

Registration is open for the 2011 Northwest Public Interest Career Fair!

If you are interested in government or public interest, you should plan to attend the 2011 Northwest Public Service Career Fair. CPD, along with ten other law school career services, will be hosting the Career Fairs in Seattle on Friday, February 4, 2011 and in Portland on Saturday, February 5, 2011.

Complete details about the Career Fairs and the employers that are participating are available on-line. You may view the list of employers on the website prior to paying your registration fee. Please note that employers are added on a rolling basis, so it is critical to check the employer list frequently for additions.

Student registration is now open. Registration fees are $15 for one location, or $25 for both locations. Registration will remain open up to the Career Fair - however, remember if you are submitting application materials for an employer, you must be registered and have paid your registration fee prior to the deadline date, which is Monday, January 17, 2011.

Many of the participating employers are recruiting for law clerks and/or attorneys and will be conducting interviews either at the Career Fair, or will schedule interviews for a later date at their office. To be considered for an interview, you must register for the Career Fair, as well as submit a cover letter and resume (for each employer you wish to apply to) by 11:59 pm January 17th. If you choose to participate only in Table Talk, you may register up until the Career Fair. Complete details about the application process is available on the website.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Job Fair coordinators. Hope to see you at one or both Career Fairs!

2011 Global Grants Program

This program supports new initiatives that will make an ongoing contribution to the global mission of Seattle University. The primary focus is on 1) developing models and programs for experiential international learning both locally and internationally and on 2) capacity-building for SU faculty to develop these skills in our students. Experiential international learning gives students hands-on, practical experience so that they develop the capabilities to understand and adapt to an international environment, such as service learning, applied projects, and internships. These grants are made possible by a generous donor. This program is coordinated by the Office of Global Engagement and the Global Advisory Team, a committee of representatives from each college and across the campus.

Awards granted in this period will be available for the spring and summer terms of 2011. A total of $50,000 is available. There is no fixed amount for each grant, though the cost and number of students impacted will be a criteria for decisions.

Applications are due by January 31st. A copy of the necessary application form (which includes additional program details) will be attached to the upcoming CPD newsletter. Questions about the program can be directed to Janet Dickson.

Attorney General Info Session

Representatives from the Washington AG's office will be on campus to discuss their summer internship program.

Wednesday, January 12th, 12:00-12:50 p.m., C5.

CPD Seminar Day

Mark your calendars for the upcoming CPD Seminar Day. On Saturday, January 15th, CPD will be conducting a series of seminars designed to help prepare you for the upcoming recruitment period. Deadlines come up very quickly once the Spring Semester starts, and these workshops will help you to be ready for them. You can RSVP for each seminar in Symplicity.

The Schedule:

10:00: Interviewing Seminar
11:00: Networking Seminar
12:00: Resume/Cover Letter Seminar (lunch will be provided)
1:00: Public Interest Seminar

You can come for the entire day, or just for one or two seminars. Please RSVP for each workshop you plan to attend in Symplicity, under the "Events" section.